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CPDs for Therapists

CPDs for Therapists

We are delighted to announce the addition of Catherine Butler to our team. With years of experience organizing and conducting CPD workshops, Catherine has facilitated training with eminent speakers such as Graham Music, Christiane Sanderson, Gwen Adshead, and Bret Kahr. She will now lead our award-winning agency's CPD division. Join us for an enriching experience at one of our upcoming workshops – a unique opportunity to learn and grow.

Sex on the Couch: how to talk confidently about sex in a therapeutic setting

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 10 am - 4 pm 

Trainer: Heidi Renton

This two-day CPD is designed to develop your skills in raising and exploring the vital subject of sexual relationships with your psychotherapy and counselling clients.

Through a combination of teaching, discussion and group work, we will reflect on the language, anxieties and assumptions surrounding sex, focusing on why clients experience difficulties in their sexual relationships. Working with some straightforward tools and techniques, you will practice how to help clients think about the meaning of sex in their lives and how they might improve communication when they experience problems.

The course will also increase your awareness of the most common sexual issues and dysfunctions, offering guidance to allow you to recognise when referral to another practitioner (such as a medical specialist or COSRT registered psychosexual therapist) might be most appropriate.

Like good sex, this CPD aims to be both illuminating and lots of fun!

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Join us for a comprehensive Certificate in Couples Counselling at The Practice in Weybridge, UK. This robust five-month weekend training is for counsellors/psychotherapists with at least one year of post-qualification experience who want to gain knowledge on working with couples. 

Explore the fundamental principles of couples work through our interactive, experiential training. This training comprehensively addresses key principles in couples' work. Topics include the definition of a relationship, the nature of attraction, and the role of idealization. Participants will explore individual contributions to relationships, focusing on the internal couple and recurring patterns in relationship dynamics. The curriculum covers the functions and mechanisms of desire and sex, as well as attachment theory and patterns. Additionally, the program delves into the complexities of separation and divorce, along with various other relevant topics. Participants can expect a thorough exploration of couples' work principles.

Award of Certificate

Achievement of clinical skills in roleplay
85% attendance and reflective participation.

Course Dates

The workshops will take place from 10 am - 4 pm on each training day. 

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2024     
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2024
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2024
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2024 

Trainer: Heidi Renton 

Following a career in marketing and media education, Heidi retrained a decade ago for her Masters in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Psychotherapy at the world-renowned Tavistock Relationships organisation in London. She then further specialised at the same organisation with a Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and has since worked at Tavistock Relationships in various capacities, including as a Senior Assessor and Clinician, lecturer and psychosexual tutor. Heidi also trains and supervises NHS Talking Therapies counsellors in the Couple Therapy for Depression time-limited model created by Tavistock Relationships for NICE. For the last five years, Heidi has been seeing couples and individuals online and in Guildford in her private practice and is a member of Revive, a UK-wide psychosexual collective of therapists. She is a registered member of the BACP and COSRT, as well as a Graduate Member of Tavistock Relationships Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors. Heidi greatly enjoys teaching and encouraging others in their career development and, for the last few years, has been running various CPD courses for counsellors across a range of modalities.

Heidi will be supported by Catherine Butler MBACP (Counsellor/psychotherapist, trainer and clinical supervisor)

Future Trainings
Certificate in Intersectional Competence
Working with the Neurodiverse
Certificate in working with Trauma 

To register your interest in the above and to be added to our mailing list, please email catherine.butler@thepractice.co.uk

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