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Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions for Working with Women Overcoming Experiences of Violence: An Intersectional Feminist Approach

About this course:

This accredited programme provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues involved in working with women recovering from experiences of gendered violence. It is informed by feminist principles and promotes a holistic range of therapeutic techniques and traditional woman-centred ways of healing that seeks inspiration and expression from diverse global cultures. The programme also incorporates the latest advancements in neuroscience to aid understanding of the physiological responses of trauma and the long term impact on women’s’ lives.

This training programme consists of 10 one-day sessions and comprises a combination of lectures, exercises, role-plays and multimedia. The interactive nature of the course, provides participants with the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the training. As well, participants have the opportunity to learn from each other and the facilitators.

The programme is accredited by the Open College Network (London Region). The units for this course all are at level three and have 3 credits each. Please note that in order to qualify for this course, participant will need to be able to complete all units which means attending all 10 days of the course.

The units are listed below:

  • Counselling knowledge = 3 crediits

  • Counselling Skills = 3 credits

  • Issues for Survivors = 3 credits

  • Personal Development = 3 credits


  • Day 1: Wednesday 5th February 2020

  • Day 2: Thursday 6th February 2020

  • Day 3: Wednesday 19th February 2020

  • Day 4: Thursday 20th February 2020

  • Day 5: Wednesday 4th March 2020

  • Day 6: Thursday 5th March 2020

  • Day 7: Wednesday 18th March 2020

  • Day 8: Thursday 19th March 2020

  • Day 9: Wednesday 1st April 2020

  • Day 10: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Who this course is for

Women and Girls Network (WGN) training courses are funded by London Councils (LC) under the 2nd Tier Ascent Project, and the criteria for applying to and attending these courses are set out below:

These courses have been developed for front-line female staff, working directly with Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) working within London organisations. Please note due to funding requirements, this free course is only available to female professionals providing VAWG services in London.

Due to funding restrictions, statutory organisations cannot access this free LC funded training.

Due to the level of demand for WGN training, and to ensure that as many organisations as possible are able to benefit from accessing training, we cannot accept more than 2 applicants from any one organisation for each course.

It is usually not possible to offer individual delegates a place on more than one training course within the same academic year.

Please note that applying on Eventbrite does not automatically gain you a place on the course. There is an additional shortlisting process we have to undertake to ensure the criteria set by our funders have been met before offering a place to an applicant.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment, as many of WGN’s courses are over-subscribed and the application process may be closed early as a result.

Cancellation policy

If you do not cancel your confirmed allocated place more than 48 hours before the course commences your organisation will be charged an administration fee of £50.00 per day. Once a place on the course has been offered and accepted, failure to attend or submit course work may result in a £50.00 fee.

Please note WGN training courses are frequently oversubscribed and, when possible, we would like to offer places to other delegates on the waiting list. Therefore, if your application is successful and a place is allocated to you but you cannot attend the training, please notify us as soon as possible.

Occasionally WGN may decide to cancel a course if the number of delegates attending would mean that delivery would not be cost-effective. We endeavour to give all delegates as much notice as possible of cancelled training.

Course requirements

Please note that by attending this accredited training, you are agreeing to complete and submit, by the agreed date, the assignments that are attached to each course. Details of the assignments will be given out at the training. You are also agreeing to attend all training sessions and complete all follow-up questionnaires provided by WGN. You will not receive credits for the course if assignments are not completed.

This course is free, however WGN will not be able to cover the costs for travel expenses, child/dependent care, and meals/refreshments.

Please note that if you are successful in your application, you will need to provide a form of ID at the start of the training.

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Q: Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A: Please email Laurie Lijnders at (please note this account is usually checked three times a week) or call 0203 096 7712.

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