An Introduction To Working With Trauma - 2 day workshop

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We will explore the usefulness of working in a trauma-informed way with all our clients, regardless of whether or not they come with trauma.

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Workshop: An Introduction To Working With Trauma

Speaker: Tanya Orr, Director of Willows Counselling & Denise Brent, Counsellor and Trainer

Date: Friday 11th and Saturday 12th June 2021

Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm (both days)

Training Type: Live Webinar (facilitated on Zoom)

Hosted by: Willows Counselling Service, Swindon

CPD: 12 Hours

About the Workshop:

Do you ever find…

  • The client’s reactions are stronger than you anticipated?
  • You feel like you are missing something in counselling?
  • You are completely exhausted after sessions with some clients?

Trauma is part of the human condition thus it will be a part of all our clients’ story

We will explore the usefulness of working in a trauma-informed way with all our clients in counselling and psychotherapy, regardless of whether or not they come with trauma experience or symptoms

Day One:

  • What exactly is trauma?
  • The neurobiology of trauma for the client and the counsellor with insights from Polyvagal Theory

Day Two

  • Trauma in the counselling room: How we notice we are in trauma territory?
  • The practicalities of working in a trauma-informed way

Structure and Learning:

We will learn in a variety of ways – teaching input, case studies, breakout rooms for discussion and Q&A sessions. Handouts will also be made available.

As well as input from the course facilitators, we will discuss excerpts from clients with a history of trauma who have generously given permission to the sharing of their experiences so that we can enhance our understanding and skills within this field.

This course is open to those with limited counselling with trauma as well as those with extensive experience as we will be exploring the basics and in-depth to enhance our ways of offering counselling in the best way possible to all clients.

About the Speakers:

Tanya Orr is a qualified and accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer with a particular interest in trauma, attachment and dissociation.

Following her curiosity about the impact trauma has on the body she trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy and has integrated this approach into her model for working with trauma.

Tanya is the Executive Director of The Willows Counselling Service in Swindon. Previously she lived in Northern Ireland with her family where she co-established Restore Counselling. She has a varied supervision practice for counsellors working with Dissociation and DID.

Denise Brent is a qualified counsellor and trainer with a passion for working in the field of trauma. Having identified that trauma is a common underlying theme in her work with clients, she has undertaken additional training to support and enhance her clinical work.

Denise has a real enthusiasm for working with trainee counsellors and supporting those who are newly qualified. She teaches on a variety of courses included those in the counsellor training qualification route.

Denise is the Training Manager of The Willows Counselling Service in Swindon.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

ndThis workshop has been designed as a source of Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Teachers, Support Workers and other mental health professionals. It will be helpful for students undertaking counsellor or psychotherapy training who are in placement and coming to the end of their training, by way of broadening their knowledge and gaining exposure to more specific fields and building an introductory level of knowledge understanding of trauma.

About Willows Counselling and Training Service

Willows is a charitable organisation offering Counselling and Counsellor Training in Swindon, Wiltshire. The service has been running for 30 years and is well established in both knowledge and reputation in the local area and beyond.

Willows offers the full suite of qualifying courses for Counsellors; Levels 2, 3 and Level 4 Diploma. For qualified therapists, they run a post-qualification Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Counselling, as well as an annual CPD programme of Saturday workshops days and an annual training conference.

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