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Keep yourself up to date with regular news and events which take place at GCS. In this section you will find details of workshops, updates and events in the coming months.



Continuing Professional Development and Short Course Programme

For many years GCS has offered Continuing Professional Development events and forums for therapists, people in the helping professions and trainees. Workshops are usually held in Stroud on Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm. They are interactive, stimulating and a great opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and to explore new and challenging ideas.

Booking and Cancellation:

Bookings are provisional on receipt of a booking form and the correct fee. Where a deposit is payable to secure your place, this is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by GCS. Any balance owing is payable no later than 14 days prior to the training.

We do not store credit card details, nor do we any share financial information with 3rd parties. Please refer to our full Payment Terms and Conditions for details of booking, payment and cancellations.

Certificate in Supervision 2017-18 (1,2,3rd December 2,3,4th March 29, 30th June & 1st July 28,29,30

September 2018) 9.30am-4.30pm

In association with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) and led by Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot, this course trains and supports supervisors to provide supervision in the work place - on an individual, group, team, organisational and societal basis. The course is for anyone who supervises or intends to do so in the near future.

Robin Shohet has been running supervision groups since 1978. He is probably best known as co-author with Peter Hawkins of the seminal text Supervision in the Helping Professions (first published in 2000, now in its fourth edition).

Joan Wilmot co-founded CSTD in 1979 and works as a trainer, supervisor, psychotherapist and mediator. She has been running supervision training and working with teams, in particular in the NHS and voluntary sector for over 40 years.

Fees: Self funded £1499 (full payment) or £1589 (staged payment)

Applicants funded by charities £1845 Applicants funded by other organisations £2045



 

Body Talk June 23rd by Suzanna Mackenzie & Madeleine Woof 10 am - 4 pm

The workshop will explore the sexual relationship in couples. The sexual relationship will be considered as an expression of conscious and unconscious processes within the couple relationship; 'body talk' could be seen as enactments of the repressed/denied. Key areas of exploration will include: Intimacy and the fear it can provoke, attachment development in conjunction with sexual development, the place of desire/lack of desire in individuals and within relationships, is desire the same as arousal? The day will explore ways of working with a couple's sexual relationship, bringing theories together, case studies and how to talk about sex.

Suzanna Mackenzie is a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and holds an MSc. in psychosexual therapy. She is a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relations, London and a supervisor as well as a trainer for couples' counsellors at GCS.

Madeleine Woof has a private practice working with individuals, couples and families and has for the past 25 years worked as a therapist at the Bridge Foundation for Psychotherapy in Bristol. She is a visiting clinician and trainer for Tavistock Relations and holds a number of therapeutic roles for a variety of organisations.

Fees: Trainee/Volunteer*: £60 GCS Staff: £70 External Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.

Attachment Theory & The Internal Working Models of Children June 2nd & 23rd by Niki Reeves 10 am - 4 pm

A theory-based workshop looking at attachment theory with children in detail, including film clips to understand Mary Ainswoth's 'Strange Situation Test' that brought the theory to life. There will be explanation of the theory of 'Internal Working Models' that forms the structures for all our expectations of the behaviour of ourselves and others.

Fees: Trainee/Volunteer*: £120 GCS Staff: £150 External qualified Therapist: £220 Group Rate: £180 per delegate

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.

Understanding the Effects of Attachment Style on the Teenage Years July 7th by Niki Reeves 10 am - 4 pm

The day will involve exploration of how infant and child attachment style contributes to the adolescent stage in life that straddles care seeking behaviours and personal exploration in the adult world. We consider peer relationships and relationships with parents, looking at how our attachment style contributes to our understanding of behaviours such as alcohol misuse, drug taking and self-harm.

Niki Reeves UKCP (CPJA) MBACP Accred. trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in the early 1990's and then as an attachment Based Pyschoanalytic Psychotherapist and has worked with the Bowlby Centre in London. A member of the UKCP Ethics Committee, a qualified Supervisor and tutor, Head of Counselling in a previous role and is now taking time to write, teach and run her own practice.

Fees: Trainee/Volunteer*: £60 GCS Staff: £70 External Qualified Therapist: £110 Group Rate: £90 per delegate

*Special Offer* book both courses by Niki Reeves & get a £50 discount

*We require proof of your volunteer work & role at application stage & respectfully ask for you to apply for the reduced Volunteer rate with integrity.

Experiential Group Work with The Gloucestershire Counselling Service

Essential self-awareness and group experience for anyone working, training or considering training in the therapeutic professions.

GCS is offering a once-weekly self-awareness/experiential group.

The group is suitable for:

  • People who are interested in training as counsellors or therapists and who would like to develop their self-awareness in a group setting
  • Counsellors or other therapists in training who are interested in furthering their own self-awareness in a group setting (the group is not limited to GCS trainees - applications are welcomed from people on other training courses)
  • People who are interested in group work and who would like to do more

The Group Conductor, Di King is an Individual and Group Analytic Psychotherapist. She is a member of Group Analysis International and Group Analysis South West which is based in Bristol. Her interest is in groups in general and as a model for both personal development and clinical work.

Fee: £15 weekly

The group will run on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30 pm - 3 pm at Alma House in Stroud. There will be the usual breaks for Christmas, Easter, Summer and half-terms. If you are interested in this work, but unable to attend on Wednesday afternoons, please let us know.

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Accessibility - Unfortunately there are a number of stairs at our Stroud venue so therefore is not accessible to everyone. Training materials can be made available in Large print if required.

 
BACP
British Psychoanalytic Council

GCS specialises in providing counselling and training of counsellors to professional standards. GCS was established in 1980 and has over 60 counsellors offering high quality affordable, counselling to the community of Gloucestershire in venues across the county including Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cirencester. All our counsellors are supervised and managed within GCS and work within the BACP ethical framework. Some of our counsellors are counsellors in training; they work to the same standards as our qualified counsellors.

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