CPD for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Manchester and Cheshire

Training and CPD for counsellors and psychotherapists that illuminates and inspires

CPD for counsellors and psychotherapistsMindsite organises CPD and training events for counsellors, psychotherapists and healthcare professionals in the NW of England. Our objectives are to provide inspirational CPD events, good venues and value for money. We run our events in Stockport or Manchester. The venues are convenient for South Manchester, Cheshire and the Greater Manchester area; and near to stations. Both Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport are stops for all Manchester trains from the South. The normal journey time from London to Manchester (and  Stockport) is two hours.

To view our CPD and training events for 2017 click here. A summary of planned events is given below, with links to further information and online booking.

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Individually signed certificates of attendance are provided to all registered attendees.

Testimonials from delegates:

‘Renewed my motivation for counselling’
‘Very enjoyable and informative day – lots to think about’
‘Got a lot from the day – thanks’
‘Best course I’ve been to in a long time – perfect balance of theory / practise’
‘Thank you to Mindsite for a wonderfully organised workshop’
‘I don’t usually tick the top level of an evaluation, however I have been very surprised by the quality of the workshop’
‘Excellent day – thank you’
‘An enjoyable and informative training day’
‘the best training / workshop I have been on since I finished my MA’
‘I’ll be back!’
‘Thank you, I will be back. Professional but friendly and comfortable’
‘Informative and enjoyable’
‘Thank you – second event I’ve attended and really enjoyed’
‘Very good value event’
‘A very educational and fun day, as usual’
‘Best CPD day in ages’
‘The best CPD event I have attended in 18 years’
‘Excellent – I loved it!’

Evaluation of previous events

We encourage our delegates to complete an evaluation form and take careful note of the comments made. The form includes a quantitative evaluation of nine aspects of the event using a Likert scale.

The average overall mark achieved in our twenty seven events to date is 4.75 out of 5. To view detailed results click here.

Oedipus is alive and well!
Prof Michael Jacobs
12 May 2017

Jacobs 1

We have persuaded Michael Jacobs to come out of retirement to run this workshop.  The Oedipus complex was introduced by Freud (1900) in The interpretation of dreams.  As well as its theme of incest and abuse, it has much to say about the processes of therapy, knowledge and denial.  Michael Jacobs is a legendary figure in the world of counselling and psychotherapy.  For many years he was director of counselling and psychotherapy courses at the University of Leicester.  He has written or edited nearly 60 books, including two key texts now in their fourth editions.  He is currently completing a PhD on psychoanalytic interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and writing a professional autobiography for Open University Press.  The venue is Cheshire Conferences and Events at Edgeley Park Stadium in Stockport.  For further information click here.

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card. Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - Michael Jacobs in Stockport – Oedipus is alive and well!

Trauma in counselling and psychotherapy
Dr Jonathan Lloyd/Dr George MacDonald
02 June 2017

Picture of JonathanThis will be the sixth time that we have run this workshop.  For us it has been a journey into one of the most fundamental challenges facing counselling and psychotherapy – how to work constructively with trauma while avoiding harm.  It is topic that requires us to move beyond our theoretical frame and to consider material from neuroscience, biology and evolutionary psychology.  The field is changing rapidly.  And it is clear that talking therapies alone do not provide the answer.  The venue is the Friends Meeting House in Stockport.  For further information click here.

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card. Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - Trauma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - A workshop in Stockport 2017

Technical issues in therapy
Dr Susie Orbach
23 June 2017

We are delighted to announce that on Friday 23rd June 2017 Susie Orbach will run a workshop on technical issues in therapy.  This working day will focus on a range of clinical dilemmas that are frequently encountered in practice.  These include the first session, dealing with erotic transference, befuddlement and couple therapy.  The aim is to get as close to the experience of therapy as possible.  To facilitate the process Susie will play exerts from her two recent Radio 4 series In Therapy, which span a variety of clinical situations.  These will be dissected to understand what was said by the therapist and why.  Participants are invited to bring their own case material.  The venue is Cheshire Conferences and Events at Edgeley Park Stadium in Stockport.  For further information click here.

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card. Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - Technical issues in therapy: A workshop with Susie Orbach

The Adult Attachment Interview in practice
Dr Mario Marrone
27 Oct 2017

In September 2015 Dr Mario Marrone ran a one day workshop for Mindsite.  In this, he linked John Bowlby’s pioneering work to current theory and practice.  This time he will return to provide a theoretical and experiential exploration of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).  The AAI was originally developed by Dr Mary Main, who was a psychologist, and one of John Bowlby’s early collaborators.  It was developed as a research tool to investigate the attachment style of adult participants.  Dr Marrone and others believe that the protocol itself has considerable potential as a tool in therapy, training and personal development.  Dr Marrone is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and group analyst.  Attachment theory is central to his approach to practice. He received clinical supervision with John Bowlby for ten years and is co-founder of the International Attachment Network and the Journal of Attachment and Human Development. His approach to therapy will be of interest to counsellors and psychotherapists of all orientations.  The venue is the Friends Meeting House in Stockport.  For further information click here.

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card. Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - The Adult Attachment Interview in Practice - Dr Mario Marrone in Stockport

Metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy
Dr Jonathan Lloyd
01 Dec 2017

Picture of JonathanOn Friday 1st December 2017, we will repeat our popular workshop on metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy.  Metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy has a unique power. According to Rubin Battino (2002) metaphors provides a cluster or gestalt of associations; reduce resistance; facilitate thinking; are more compelling than structured language; and aid assimilation. They provide an essential link between conscious and subconscious and can be extremely powerful tools in working safely with difficult issues like trauma, shame and anger.  This one day workshop will investigate the use of metaphor and help delegates to use it more consciously and effectively in their practice. The venue is the Friends Meeting House in Stockport.  For further information click here.

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card.  Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - Metaphor in Counselling and Psychotherapy: With Dr Jonathan Lloyd

Mindfulness and Compassion
David Oldham
08 Dec 2017

Mindfulness and Compassion in Counselling and Psychothreapy1On Friday 8th December 2017, David Oldham will return to Mindsite to run an experiential workshop on mindfulness and compassion.  David is an experienced teacher of meditation who has taught both nationally and internationally for a variety of organisations, including the Mindfulness Association, Samye Ling Monastery and Macmillan Cancer Support.  In his work as a counsellor in private practice and as a Macmillan counsellor in a local hospice he uses mindful practices and teaches Mindful Compassion to patients.  In addition, he regularly runs training retreats for health care professionals and the public.  He has trained with a variety of the leading teachers and researchers in the areas of meditation, mindfulness, compassion and self-compassion.  His teaching is supported by research he carried out on the impact of neuroscience on theory and practice.  For further information click here

To register and pay online click the Eventbrite ‘Register Now’ button below. You can register with confidence through Eventbrite; and pay by Paypal or card. Alternatively to register and pay offline by cheque or direct transfer, email us at events@mindsite.co.uk or call Jonathan on 0161 439 7773. To view our cancellation policy click here.

Eventbrite - Mindfulness and compassion - A workshop with David Oldham

Help us to provide the events you would like to attend

We encourage feedback on our events and input into our programme. If you would like to express an opinion or suggest an idea, a presenter you would like to see in the NW, or an event that you would like to attend – then click here.

Ordering a certificates of attendance

We provide a free, signed certificates of attendance to all registered attendees. Normally these are included in the delegate pack. If you paid on the door, or have lost the original, then we can send one out for a nominal charge of £10. To order a certificate click here.

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