Sep 26 2013

MAC (Merseyside Association of Counsellors)

THE CENTRE FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

MERSEYSIDE ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELLORS (MAC)

“Working Together To Improve The Counselling Community on Merseyside”

For next Seminar date please contact us on 0151 708 5706

Information about Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC)

Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC) has recently been set up by Pat Shea-Halson, and Vicci Haydn, to give the Counsellors on Merseyside, a voice, within the field of counselling. It is also an opportunity to look at the ways in which we can improve the standards of counselling, and develop the promotion of counselling, as being a professional, highly respected and valued service provision, that empowers people to effectively improve the quality of their life.

It is important that we set ourselves high standards as Counsellors, and this includes being appropriately trained, qualified and experienced, to work effectively with members of the public. It is also important that we get opportunities to enhance our counselling skills, and keep abreast of the ever changing world of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and increase our knowledge through up-to-date research

It is also important that Counsellors in Training, have the accessibility to high standards of training, that compliment, their Diploma in Counselling Training. It is also important that all Counsellors are supported and encouraged, to further develop their counselling skills and develop proficient research skills.

We think that we need a forum, that enables qualified and experienced Counsellors, and Counsellors in Training, a Forum, where they have the opportunity, in a safe, warm, friendly environment, to have their voice heard, as they share their ideas, suggestions and experiences.

We want to provide this forum within the safety of Merseyside Association of Counsellors. This will help us all to grow and develop, personally and professionally as Counsellors. This will also enable us, to reach the high standards of competence, that we need, as we progress as Counsellors.

The Centre For Personal Development has set up the Merseyside Association of Counsellors, with the intent of the engagement and empowerment of Counsellors, working together, to improve, the Counselling Community on Merseyside.

As part of the Centre For Personal Development, and Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC) we will provide training for students on counselling courses, and post-graduate Counsellors, that include Seminars, Conferences and Workshops.

This will enable members of Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC) to develop their counselling skills, counselling theory, and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant issues related to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

This will ensure the members of Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC) have accessible, affordable, personal and professional development, and continuous updating of knowledge and Continuing Professional Development, in line with the requirements of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

We offer a variety of Professional Development Seminars, on a monthly basis, that provide opportunities to improve counselling skills, counselling theory and research, that enhances our counselling abilities and counselling relationships. It is also an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and information, and an opportunity to network, and make connections, and develop good working relationships, with other Counsellors, Supervisors and Counsellors in Training.

Pat Shea-Halson is the Chief Executive Director of the Centre For Personal Development, and Vicci Haydn is Executive Director. We run an established, friendly, award winning organisation, which aims to nurture professional excellence, provide training opportunities, and enable people to access high quality, award winning training courses, that fit in, around their working and family, life.

As part of the Merseyside Association of Counsellors (MAC), we aim to provide an opportunity for qualified and experienced Counsellors, Counsellors in Training, and Counselling Agencies, to come together. We will provide a safe, confidential, friendly, professional environment, to learn new skills, develop counselling theory, develop and grow as a Counsellors, and work together with like minded people.

The main focus of the Merseyside Association of Counsellors is to raise the profile of Counselling, and the benefits of Counselling, to the people of Merseyside and beyond.

Our main aims are to:

• Bring together a Community of Counsellors, and Psychotherapists.

• Create opportunities to network, build working relationships, and share knowledge, wisdom, and information that is empowering.

• Opportunity to experience how to Integrate Counselling Skills and Theory.

• Forum for ideas and suggestions for improvements within our field.

• Counselling and Psychotherapy Theory Master Classes.

• To develop a ‘Voice’ to influence Policies around Counselling.

• Enable Counsellors and Counselling Services to raise their profile, develop as a business, and develop new ways to become sustainable.

Professional Forums to be held on a monthly basis; Price £10.

Benefits Included in the Price;
3 hours CPD attendance Certificate.
Networking Opportunities.
Themed Master Classes.
Access to Counselling handouts and resources.
Specialized guest speakers.

If you would like to register for free with MAC please email or give us a call at The Centre on 0151 708 5706 and we will be happy to chat to you in more detail.

Jul 31 2013

HOW TO FIND US

Travel and Accommodation for The Centre for Personal Development

Our full address is: The Centre for Personal Development, Queens Dock Business Centre, 67-83 Norfolk Street, Liverpool. L1 0BG. Telephone 0151 708 5706

How to find us

By Car;
Coming from South……Travel to M6 from your own destination. At junction 21A of M6 leave motorway towards Liverpool. At J4 leave motorway towards Liverpool.

Coming from North….. At J26 of M6 take exit M58 to Skelmersdale/Southport. At roundabout take 1st exit onto A577. At the roundabout take 2nd exit onto M58 heading to Liverpool.

There is parking within The Car park at the back of the building and also in surrounding streets.

By train:
The nearest Railway station is Liverpool Lime Street. This is the terminus for most long distance services from places like Birmingham, (1hr30) London, (2hr30) Nottingham, (2hr30) Manchester, (1hr) Leeds (2hr) and York, (2hr30) This is situated approximately 5 minutes away by taxi, Fare is approx £4. For more information please see,

By coach;

National Express, the U.K.’s largest scheduled coach company has a bus station on Norton Street, a short walk from Liverpool City Centre. London is four to five hours away by coach and is served by a half a dozen services per day. The Centre for Personal Development is approximately 5 minutes away from the station. For more information and current prices please see www.nationalexpress.co.uk

Accommodation

This list doesn’t imply any recommendations or otherwise of the places mentioned – they are simply the ones that are the nearest. Please let us know if you discover any of the information needs updating. We don’t arrange bookings, so therefore please make your own arrangements with the place where you want to stay

Hotel List;

Oct 29 2012

EMPLOYEE ASSISTED PROGRAMME

Who are we?

We are a Liverpool based award winning organisation that provides services to individuals and organisations. The Centre for Personal Development offers a range of services focused around personal development. These include Counselling courses, CPD courses, Training Consultancy, Coaching, aswell as Employee assisted programmes (EAP) and Counselling and supervision services.

What sets our organisation apart for others?

We have won awards both locally and nationally from various prestigious organisations that recognise excellence including the national training awards. We are dedicated to improving health and wellbeing and have recently been awarded The Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Charter, Which is an Accreditation for improving health and wellbeing within the workplace.

Why should your organisation choose to use our service?

The Centre for Personal Development Health and Wellbeing Employee Support Programme, has been helping and assisting employers and employees within Merseyside and beyond, with our counselling service. We also have an employee focussed programme Coaching Service.

What is our EAP?

The Centre for Personal Developments Employee Assistance Programme (EAPs) provides a pro-active personal support strategy. Every business, large or small, employs people who from time to time will experience personal or work problems. When work difficulties arise from such problems, our EAPs provide the employer with a solution.

Designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation, our Employee Assistance Programme helps by assisting employers, managers, supervisors, and team leaders when faced with an employee who has work problems but has not responded to normal supervision and also ensures consistency in the procedures for dealing with employees whose personal problems are affecting their work performance.

Our Health and Wellbeing Programme is a structured and solution focused Model that we have been successfully using for the past 16 years providing Employee Support Programmes to numerous organizations in the public, private and voluntary sector. We pride ourselves on our individual Health and Wellbeing Programmes.

What type of counselling do you provide?

We work with employers that refer their employees that are wanting to confidentiality explore problems, or challenges they are experiencing in work or in their everyday life. We do this by providing an integrated style of therapy consisting of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy along with Person Centred Counselling.

An EAP is a strategic and cost-effective workplace programme that is designed to assist productivity and attendance issues within the workplace and support employees to identify and resolve personal concerns that may affect job performance. These issues might include health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress, or other personal issues

The support services offered by an EAP will generally consist of a blend of the following:

• Short-term psychological services, such as counselling.
• Information on emotional, work-life and workplace issues.
• Assessment, support, short-term counselling and referral for employee issues.
• Management referrals and support.
• Case management of all ongoing cases to ensure the assessment, treatment and support requirements are carried out to EAPA quality standards.
• Utilisation reporting.
• Working to the confidentiality and ethical standards promoted by EAPA.

Over the years EAPs have become an integral tool in an organisation’s attempts to engage employees and support the health and wellbeing of its workforce. In fact, the latest independent research commissioned by EAPA UK (2008) reveals that 5200 organisations – representing over 8.2 million employees
– now enjoy the services of an EAP.

We would be pleased to chat to you further and answer any queries that you may have. For more information or to arrange an EAP please ring one of our friendly staff on Tel 0151 708 5706.

Sep 19 2012

GALLERY

Aug 21 2012

TESTIMONIALS

We would love to share with you this selection of some of the amazing feedback we have been privileged enough to have received.

“A highly interactive course offering a range of creative ideas that can be used in face to face work with children and young people. The course integrated creative techniques with the opportunity for personal and professional exploration and development. The relaxing environment and continuous support offered at the centre made learning a natural and simple process”.
Denise, Liverpool. (Diploma in Counselling Children and young people)

“From the start of our coaching, Pat was very focused on me, recognizing that I am my business. She encouraged me to talk about what I do well and things I’d like to do more of. As I talked she reflected back what she was hearing, championing me and helping me to see that I was capable of much more. This gave me much-needed confidence to overcome some of the obstacles which are the lot of anyone working alone.
Its been a special privilege to work with Pat. She’s warm and generous with a broad range of experience. She’s clearly passionate about what she does and her energy is infectious. She has listened actively, encouraged purposefully and drawn experiences from her own life in order to help me shed light on my own. She’s an amplifier of all that is possible and good. Pat is a skillful personal development coach and mentor as well a a great role model of how to remain authentic, become empowered and be a successful businesswoman. Working with her has had a transformative impact on me and my business and I’m eternally grateful to her for her kindness and care”.
Jen, Liverpool. (Coaching and Mentoring Programme)

“THANK YOU………..
Thank you Pat for being such a great Tutor (with a capital TTTT!!!!!). It is your teaching and your enthusiasm that made this Diploma Course so very enjoyable ,interesting and achievable. I am proud to be accredited through the Centre For personal Development and proud to be part of the 1% of qualified Children’s Counsellors in this country.”
Joan, Liverpool. (Various training courses)

“I have attended many training courses but there is something very special about the Centre which makes it so unique and sets it apart from other training Centres. As soon as I entered the Centre I sensed a warm and positive vibe which continued on meeting Pat and Vicci, and throughout the duration of the course. A truly memorable and life enhancing experience. The Centre is a safe, comfortable and friendly place to learn, not only about counselling children and young people but about myself and others. I feel I have grown both professionally and personally since completing the course”
Johanna, London.

“I attended the Diploma in Counselling Supervision at the Centre For Personal Development in 2013. The centre was recommended to me by another counsellor, and I came to meet Pat to find out more for myself before starting the course and was very impressed by her knowledge and strong character.

The style of work at the centre is unique – I have been on many courses but none have matched the centre for the intensity of the learning, yet the environment and teaching methods are supportive and nurturing. Pat is an excellent trainer. I wondered what was meant by the phrase ‘accelerated learning’ and after the first weekend I realised by looking at my folder how much we had covered, yet because of the nature of the training it had not felt too much.

The course has given me confidence and a sound basis for working as a supervisor, by providing in-depth knowledge about the theory and skills around supervision. Additionally we have been encouraged to research by ourselves to add to our base knowledge, and have had help in sourcing useful information to back it up. I am looking forward to my work as a supervisor, secure in the knowledge that I have been given the tools I need to provide a sound, ethical and competent service.

“I am very much looking forward to attending many more of the courses that are available, especially the Diploma for Counselling Children and Young People, and I keep checking to see what shorter courses are available to further enhance my Professional and Personal Development. The courses are good value for money, ethical, knowledgeable and yet still there is time for being light-hearted.”
Kath, Southport. (Diploma in Supervision)

Aug 15 2012

COUNSELLING WITH VICCI HAYDN

Counselling

Hello. My name is Vicci and I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor, who offers individual counselling here at The Centre for Personal Development. I know how hard it can be to make that brave choice to go for counselling. Sometimes the first step is the hardest, but with the courage we all have inside, we somehow find the strength to do this.

You may be feeling stuck and confused, overwhelmed by your emotions, anxious or depressed. You may be struggling to cope with change – the end of a relationship, a bereavement, job loss or parenthood. You might not know what the problem is – just that something is not right. Whatever is on your mind, I can help you. Talking and being heard helps us to heal, and I offer a safe, confidential space where you can do this, at a pace that suits you.

The Centre for Personal Development is a Liverpool based counselling organisation, that provides a warm and friendly environment for counselling to take place, with several beautifully decorated private rooms, which are both relaxing and comfortable for our clients. We also have experienced and confidential reception staff who provide a warm and friendly welcome to all of our visitors.

How we would work together -

I provide a safe and trusting environment in which you feel comfortable enough to work through your issues. I feel being able to look openly and honestly about where we are in our lives is an essential part of our growth and development.

I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I am trained to draw on whichever approaches are the best fit for you and the issues you bring to counselling. It’s your story, and I provide the right conditions for you to tell it and feel heard and understood. My role is to help you to explore your feelings and thoughts, in a way that supports you to make any changes you may wish. Talking about how you feel and being heard is the centre of therapy. Beyond this, it may be helpful to consider unhelpful behaviours, explore fresh perspectives, and different possibilities for change and growth. Working together we can explore where you are now, where you would like to be and how you can work towards getting there.

I am passionate about working together with you, to empower you to reach the positive outcome you desire. I can help you make the changes you feel you need, to move forward and live a more fulfilled quality of life, which i believe we all deserve.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

Training;

I continue my personal development and training on a regular basis to ensure that my skills and knowledge are continually up to date enabling me to be committed to providing the best quality service I can.

Diploma Integrative Counselling.
Diploma in Counselling children and young people.
Diploma in Supervision.
Dipoma in Grief, Loss and Bereavement.
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate Introduction to Counselling
Certificate in Effective Counselling and Communication Skills
Certificate in EMDR – Adapting Successful Coping Mechanisms

I have also completed the following advanced training days:

Improving Self-Esteem Workshop
Working with Depression and Anxiety.
Confidence Building Training.
Understanding Drug Dependancy
Assertiveness Development Workshop
Understanding and Working with Suicide Ideation
Suicide Prevention Workshop.
Myths and Misunderstandings around Addiction.
Mental Health First Aid.
Developing an Understanding and Awareness of Domestic Violence
Understanding Policies and Practice surrounding End of Life care
Effective Counselling and Communication Skills
Understanding and Working with issues related to Attachment

Counselling Work History

I have a lot of experience work working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Low Self- Esteem, Confidence Issues, Stress related issues, Panic and Bereavement.

I currently work as a private counsellor here at The Centre. Previously i have worked at Doctors surgerys, getting referrals from the GP for the patients at the surgery that needed counselling for various issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, panic, loss, bereavement and low self-esteem. I provided long and short-term counselling, using my skills to successfully assist clients through difficult times. I have a genuine interest in providing support for clients, and as a Counsellor I provide a safe, counselling environment, to enable them to find their own way through the anxiety and depression and help them to find their own way to good health.

I also work for Age UK Bereavement Service. I enjoy my work as a Counsellor, working with people of all different ages, that have experienced a loss or a bereavement. Age UK Bereavement Service provides clients with practical and emotional support, to help them to adjust to their changed circumstances. The counselling process and counselling relationship that I provide to my clients, has helped them to make some of the changes, that they felt were necessary, to help them to find their own path, and to enable them in creating a fulfilled and enjoyable life, whilst still adjusting to the many changes that had impacted upon them.

As a Counsellor I believe that providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their issues, empowers them, because they are better able to manage their life experiences, and learn to find ways to achieve a better quality of life. As a Counsellor I help my clients to draw on their resilience, and resourcefulness, as they work with me, to achieve a better understanding of themselves, and achieve a greater degree of autonomy. I use my counselling skills to help people to explore the issues that are surfacing for them and creating problems for them within their life. As a Counsellor I help them to recognise the changes they may need to consider, as they learn to think things through for themselves, and begin to make their own decisions, that will help them to improve the quality of their life.

I have also been part of a womens counselling organisation in Wirral. Their counselling service gives women and children an opportunity to find a safe place to look at the issues that are surfacing for them, and that are preventing them for have a good quality of life. This counselling service promotes opportunities for women’s personal growth and skills development, to enable them to get more from life. As a Counsellor I gained a better understanding of the issues that the women and children faced, and it enhanced my understanding of the women’s lives and the issues related to the psychological health of women in deprived areas, as they struggle against several problems in their everyday life, and work hard to survive. I believe this helped the women and children to improve their overall well-being, self-awareness and a greater understudying of ways to implement strategies, to improve the quality of their life.

I understand that contacting a Counsellor is a big step, and I acknowledge this, and provide an environment that is safe, secure, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential.

I look forward to working together with you soon.

Vicci Haydn

Dip Couns. Dip Couns Child. Dip Super, Dip GLB, Cert CBT. Cert Couns. Cert EMDR. Cert CCS. MBACP

Aug 15 2012

DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING SUPERVISION

Diploma in Counselling Supervision course

This course is a Recognized Qualification in Counsellor Supervision

The course has been designed to meet the growing need for trained Supervisors within the Helping Profession

Both training and Supervision are of central importance within the professional practice of counselling. Counsellors need to be properly trained, and once trained they need to be nourished and sustained through Supervision.

In general, Supervision can be viewed as either Training Supervision or Consultative Support. Training Supervision is part of the ongoing educational training of a student into the helping profession. Consultative Supervision on the other hand is an arrangement between two qualified people, where one offers professional Consultative Support to reflect on their counselling practice, clients, and case management.

Who is the Course for?

This course has been specifically designed for qualified Counsellors who want to gain a professional qualification in Supervision and attend a course, which covers all the issues relevant to become a qualified, knowledgeable, effective Supervisor. This award winning course, is taught to a high standard and is taught in a warm, safe, supportive atmosphere. The Centre for Personal Development provides an excellent environment were students are encouraged to enjoy the learning process. The course is accredited by the Association for Accrediting & Endorsing Counselling Courses (AAMCC)

What are the Pre-requisites for the course:

You need to have completed a Diploma in Counselling Course.
You need to be counselling clients (in a voluntary or paid capacity)

Duration of the course

There will be 4 two-day modules. Training will continue each month on Saturday & Sunday from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. at the Centre for Personal Development.

Courses run throughout the year. Please call us for information on our next course intake dates.

DIPLOMA IN SUPERVISION

Course Content:

• The Supervisory Contract
• The Supervisory Relationship
• The Role of the Client
• Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor
• Clinical Interventions
• Do and Don’t of the Supervisory Process
• Tasks and Process in Supervision
• Different Models of Supervision
• Legal Implication within the Supervisory Relationship
• Transference and Counter-Transference within the Therapeutic Relationship
• Skills Development and Intervention Strategies
• Code of Ethics and Practice

Course Information

You will be expected to practice your skills by Supervising Counsellors in client contact whilst on the course. This can be arranged during the course. You can do this in a number of different ways. The Course Tutor will help you to think about the ways in which you can organize this and fit it in with your other commitments.

As part of your training you will be encouraged to bring Supervision issues from contact with your Supervisee(s).

You will be liable for the full course fees once you commence the course. The total fee for the course is £700. Payment may be made in full at the beginning of the course or by installments. You may wish to pay by installments, in order to keep administrative costs to a minimum, we will require payment of £100, plus payment via standing order, and there will be an administration charge of £40 to pay by installments.

Course Criteria

The following criteria must be fulfilled to receive the Diploma in Supervision.

• Attend all sessions.
• Have your own Supervision during the course.
• Supervise at least one Supervisee with a maximum total of 3 Supervisees
• Have a minimum of 5 Supervision sessions with Supervisee.
• Participate during the course.
• Complete the course Assignments

Assignments

During the course you will be given support and encouragement with your coursework from your course tutor. This will enable you to provide:

• An audio recording of a Supervision session lasting a minimum of 45 minutes and Reflective Self-Assessment 1,500 words.

• An essay of 3,000 words, which demonstrates an understanding of Supervision.

Course Tutor

The Course Tutor is Pat Shea-Halson, Pat is a qualified and experienced Counsellor Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She has a Masters Degree (MSC) in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy, and Diploma in Supervision, and four years clinical training in Transactional Analysis. She also Lecturers in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and is a Trainer for social services and the NHS She is also a Child Psychotherapist. Pat is a warm, friendly, talented Tutor, with an amazing sense of humour. She teaches in an informal yet structured way. Pat believes in making the sessions enjoyable, interesting and informative, and is described as a charismatic course tutor.

Accreditation Process

This Inspection, Examination and Moderation Procedure was designed and development by Pat Shea-Halson in consultation with representatives from Counselling Courses and Counselling Students from different Colleges and Universities, Moderators, Course Examiners, Lecturers in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Accreditation Panels. They were all supportive of quality assessment for Educational Courses. The Centre For Personal Development has being using this successful Course Examination Process since 1995, and is accepted and recognised by colleges, universities and employers since 1995.

There is an established Inspection and Moderation Programme written for the Association for Accrediting and Endorsing Counselling Courses by Pat Shea-Halson. It is used at the Centre for Personal Development. The Inspection and Moderation process will embrace the direct observation of the delivery of the curriculum, monitoring of the Course Tutors and student’s performance, and evaluation of the Centre’s strategy for monitoring and enhancing the quality of its own provision, and measure the academic standard of the courses, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the course and the area of study, to ensure a high academic standard is achieved. All of our Course Examiners are independent of the Centre For Personal Development. The Course Examiner, visits the Centre For Personal Development and inspects the course work that has been completed by the students. It is submitted to the Course Tutor and marked in accordance to the marking procedure. The Course Examiner ensures that all the systems and procedures, have been adhered to, and the Course Tutors have used the criteria to evaluate the student’s course work, and ensure the aims and objectives, and high standards of the course have been achieved.

Information regarding the Course Examiners

Although the Inspection, Examination and Moderation Programme have been designed by Pat Shea-Halson, the Course Examiners are Independent Course Examiners. They are usually Moderating other courses or Counselling Courses at Colleges and Universities, and within other training establishments. Pat specifically requested Independent Course Examiners to evaluate the courses. This will ensure that the course has been stringently assessed and examined by an Independent Judicator.

Award

Providing that you fulfill the course criteria you will be awarded your Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

If you would like any information regarding these courses, please feel free to contact us at the Centre For Personal Development on 0151 708 5706 or Email; pat@thecentre4pd.org.uk

Aug 15 2012

DIPLOMA IN GRIEF, LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

Diploma in Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counselling

Pat Shea-Halson has specifically designed this course, after numerous requests for an accredited course and qualification, that enables people to work effectively, with clients that have experienced a loss or bereavement. The course is helpful for Counsellors working with bereavement support groups, people working with bereaved clients, bereaved parents, children and young people.

The Diploma In Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counselling Course is taught for 6 days over 3 months in 2-day modules.

Module 1 Understanding Loss, Grief & Bereavement

Looking at Parkes Model and different type of grief
Introduction to grief counselling and grief therapy. Introducing Worden’s Theory of the 4 Tasks of Mourning and introduction of the skills needed when working with bereaved clients

Module 2 Working With The Bereaved Client

Loss of a loved one through death, separation, divorce or incarceration. Working with the bereaved client Understanding Stages of Death and Dying – Kluber Ross
Understanding, using and developing the specific skills needed when working with bereaved clients

Module 3 Working with Bereavement Parents The Stages of Grief

How a person feels and reacts on becoming bereaved, depends on many aspects related to the individual, the death and the circumstances of the loss. It is important for those who work with the bereaved to understand that reactions are varied and influenced by many factors. Understanding and developing the counselling theories, counselling skills and implementing the theoretical knowledge needed when working with bereaved parents, and understanding how to help and understanding the interventions that hinder the bereaved parents.

Module 4 Working With Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health Issues

Often clients become depressed when working through loss, grief and bereavement. An Introduction to common mental illnesses: depression, anxiety disorders and substance use problems, will help the Counsellor to be able to implement Crisis intervention, first aid skills for suicidal behaviour, acute stress reaction, panic attacks, acute psychotic episode. The Counsellor will be able to identify the first aid skills needed for all common mental illnesses, and be able to notice the warning signs, how to address difficult situations, and identify the resources to get the right help for the bereaved client.

Module 5 Working With Children And Young People

When there is a death in the family, most children will be able to grieve, and over time come to terms with their loss. Some elements have a profound effect on how children and young people “manage” death inside and outside the family, and this effects their level of understanding, and sometimes complicates the bereavement process. Developing the skills and implementing the theoretical knowledge needed when working with children and young people. Developing the skills needed to assist the child and young person with the healing process.

Module 6 Chronic or Complicated Grief

Chronic grief is grieving that lasts for a prolonged or extended period of time. The condition of chronic grief or complicated grief is one of persistent mourning. Some individuals arrange their environment after the loss to reflect no change in life pattern. Such response represents a denial of the reality of the loss, and aims to protect against the intense suffering its acknowledgement would bring. A person who is suffering from chronic grief very likely will need the help of a good Grief Counsellor to work through the stage they are stuck in, so that they can begin the process of healing. The Counsellor will learn how to “support” the client through their chronic or complicated grief. The Counsellor will learn how to use visualisations, the Memory Lane Bereavement Process, and the Revealing, Healing, and Letting Go Process to help the client to move through the grieving process.

Entry Requirement

This course is open to qualified Counsellors, and Psychotherapists.

The Successful Course Examination Process

This Inspection, Examination and Moderation Procedure was designed and development by Pat Shea-Halson in consultation with representatives from Counselling Courses and Counselling Students from different Colleges and Universities, Moderators, Course Examiners, Lecturers in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Accreditation Panels. They were all supportive of quality assessment for Educational Courses. The Centre For Personal Development has being using this successful Course Examination Process since 1995, and is accepted and recognised by colleges, universities and employers since 1995.

There is an established Inspection and Moderation Programme written for the Association for Accrediting and Endorsing Counselling Courses by Pat Shea-Halson. It is used at the Centre for Personal Development. The Inspection and Moderation process will embrace the direct observation of the delivery of the curriculum, monitoring of the Course Tutors and student’s performance, and evaluation of the Centre’s strategy for monitoring and enhancing the quality of its own provision, and measure the academic standard of the courses, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the course and the area of study, to ensure a high academic standard is achieved. All of our Course Examiners are independent of the Centre For Personal Development. The Course Examiner, visits the Centre For Personal Development and inspects the course work that has been completed by the students. It is submitted to the Course Tutor and marked in accordance to the marking procedure. The Course Examiner ensures that all the systems and procedures, have been adhered to, and the Course Tutors have used the criteria to evaluate the student’s course work, and ensure the aims and objectives, and high standards of the course have been achieved.

Information regarding the Course Examiners

Although the Inspection, Examination and Moderation Programme have been designed by Pat Shea-Halson, the Course Examiners are Independent Course Examiners. They are usually Moderating other courses or Counselling Courses at Colleges and Universities, and within other training establishments. Pat specifically requested Independent Course Examiners to evaluate the courses. This will ensure that the course has been stringently assessed and examined by an Independent Judicator.

Course Work Criteria

Each participant is required to produce a Learning Journal, and a 5,000-word essay on Grief, Loss and bereavement Counselling, (examples of previous Assignments are available to assist you with the structure or content necessary to demonstrate the criteria for the Assignment). You will be given a lot of support and encouragement from the Course Tutor to help you organise, formulate and structure the Assignment. If you are referred on an Assignment, you will be given the support of the course tutor, with written feedback on the marking sheet; stating the reasons why the Assignment has been referred. You can also have a tutorial with verbal feedback and advice and support from the course tutor to help you gain a pass for your Assignment. You will then be given a submission date to re-submit the Assignment. We will endeavour to support participants with their written work and Assignments, we want you to pass the course and gain your qualification, and will assist you to achieve this.

Course Tutor

The Course Facilitator is Pat Shea-Halson, Pat is a Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy, She has a lot of experience working as a Child and Family Psychotherapist, and has a lot of experience of bereavement counselling. Pat was a Counsellor on the Hillsbrough Helpline. During the Gulf War she worked for the Gulf Support Network. Pat supervised Counsellors and Social Workers who were counselling the soldiers admitted to Whiston Hospital. She also designed and facilitated a workshop teaching them how to work with clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And also designed and facilitated a workshop on Critical Incident Debriefing

Engaging in an enjoyable learning experience

Pat has many years experience of facilitating courses, she is the Director of the Centre for Personal Development and believes teaching and learning should be a fun, exciting, enjoyable experience. The Centre has a wonderful, relaxed, tranquil, learning environment. The rooms are all painted in beautiful pastel colours. It is a pleasure to work in. Pat creates a relaxed atmosphere, and through her warm, friendly approach to teaching, always makes the sessions informative and enjoyable. She is an excellent facilitator and has extensive experience in teaching on counselling courses, and her teaching style has been described as dynamic.

Course fees and Course venue

The course is run over a period of 3 weekends. From 10am – 5pm, At the Centre for Personal Development, The course fee is: £700. To secure your place on the course, please return the Enrolment Form and send your course fee. You can pay your course fee in full or in installments. To enable participants to have access to the course the fees can be paid in installments. This will result in an administration charge; this will be processed with a Standing Order

Our Easy Plan Payment to pay your course fees in installments

We are aware that everyone is experiencing tough times financially at the moment, and also aware that people also want to continue with their personal and professional development to improve their skills and qualifications, and improve their job prospects. We want to provide you with the access to do the training course, that will help you to develop within your chosen field within the counselling world.

Gain an Accredited Qualification
We want to enable you to invest in learning new skills, and gain an accredited qualification that will help you to be at the forefront of your chosen field, as a Counselling professional.

Successfully Supporting You To Gain Your Qualification
To ensure that you have continued success as a Counsellor, we acknowledge that it is important for us to support you, and assist you, to spread the cost of your training.

Develop Your Skills, Develop Your Career Prospects
To enable you to have access to the course, begin your chosen training programme, and further develop your career, we have designed and developed an easy payment system for you. This will enable you to begin your training programme and spread the cost of the course. The Easy Payment Plan allows you to pay by installments via a Standing Order.

Examples:
Diploma in Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counselling
Cost of Course payment in full – £700

Paying course fee in installments
Cost of Qualification – £700 + £40 Administration Fee = £740
£140 deposit and 6 monthly payments of £100 payable via Standing Order. Cost of the course paying in installments = £740

Accelerating the Learning Process.

The Centre For Personal Development is an excellent learning environment; we have a maximum of 14 students on our Diploma in Counselling Course. We make the learning process a pleasurable encounter, enabling participants to absorb information and integrate and maintain the knowledge taught on the course. We do this by using the accelerated learning techniques, that make learning a fun, enjoyable, memorable experience. We enable our course participants to work at their own pace, and develop the skills necessary to easily absorb the information on the course, through a series of learning techniques, and personal and professional development exercises. The Centre’s learning environment has been specifically designed to accelerate the learning process. This is evident from the positive feedback from participants on all courses

What is awarded on completion of criteria and course work?

On completion of course and for fulfilling the course criteria participants will be presented with the following Award: Diploma in Grief, loss and Bereavement counselling. This Diploma is accredited by (AAECC) Association for Accrediting and Endorsing Counselling Courses

If you would like any information regarding these courses, please feel free to contact us at the Centre For Personal Development on 0151 708 5706 or Email; pat@thecentre4pd.org.uk

Jun 08 2012

SUPERVISION

PAT SHEA-HALSON SUPERVISOR

Professional Profile

My name is Pat Shea-Halson. I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, with over 25 years experience. I work with Trainee Counsellors, Psychotherapists, and Counselling Psychologists. I run supervision groups and one to one supervison sessions.

A Safe Space To Reflect

As a Supervisor I offer you a warm, friendly, professional, supportive space to enable you to reflect upon your work with your clients and look at the ways in which you can develop personally and professionally as a Counsellor.

Developing A Working Alliance

I want to develop a professional relationship with you based on integrity, genuineness and sincerity. I will work with you to develop a trusting relationship which will enhance our working alliance. I have a passion for counselling and supervision and this is demonstrated within my work.

My Theoretical Approach

I work as an integrative therapist and supervisor. My theoretical orientation is humanistic, and I have been greatly influenced by the work of Carl Rogers. I firmly believe that the therapeutic alliance is the main ingredient of therapeutic change. I also use this belief as the fundamental basis for an effective working alliance, with the Supervisor and Supervisee. During supervision, I also use skills drawn form Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Kelly’s Construct Theory, and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches within the supervisory framework.

I believe that Counselling Supervision is a contracted, professional relationship, that provides the Counsellor with numerous opportunites to reflect upon their work with their clients, in a safe, secure, welcoming, confidential environment. As a qualifed and experienced Supervisor, I provide emotional support, professional guidance, and the professional space to enhance and develop your thereputic understanding, and a Super VISION that helps you to monitor your work with your clients. As a trained and experienced Supervisor I draw on, and utilise a number of different models of supervision, including those developed by, Hawkins and Shohet, Holloway, Carroll, Clarkson, lnskip and Proctor, Heron, Zalcman, Page and Wosket. and others.

I want to work together with you, so that you can get the best you can from our supervison sessions. I will provide a climate in which you can feel safe, understood, acknowleged, accepted, supported, and assisted with your case work. I promise you, that I will provide a safe place for you to explore and express personal distress, transference or counter-transference that may be surfacing for you during your work with your clients. I want you to know, that I will ensure that you are supported and validated as a person, and well as a Counsellor. I will provide a regular supported, safe space, for you to reflect upon the content and process of your work with your clients, so that you can further develop your theorectial approach, for the enhancement and maintenance of good ethical standards of work with your clients.

Brief Work History

I qualified as a Counsellor 25 years ago and I was Head of the Counselling Department at Liverpool Community College. I managed the department and also taught on the Basic, Intermediate and Diploma In Counselling Courses, Interpersonal Skills Course and lectured on Issues Related To Domestic Violence. I then set up the Centre For Personal Development 16 years ago. I teach counselling skills from Basic and Intermediate level up to the Diploma in Counselling. I also teach on the Diploma in Counselling Supervision Course. I work from the Centre For Personal Development and also within the community. I also supervise students on counselling courses, and Counsellors who are working for different organisations on Merseyside. I also teach counsellors to counsel children, and I supervise people who are counselling children

Brief List Of Counselling & Supervision Qualifications
 Masters Degree (MSc) In Integrative Psychotherapy.
 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
 Diploma in Counselling.
 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
 Supervisory Certificate.
 Relationship Counselling Certificate I.
 Relationship Counselling Certificate II.
 Bereavement Counselling Skills Certificate I.
 Bereavement Counselling Skills Certificate II.
 Transactional Analysis Certificate 101
 Transactional Analysis Certificate,
 Fundamentals Theories of Transactional Analysis
 Transactional Analysis Skills and Diagnosis
 Transactional Analysis Clinical Practice and Supervision
 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
 Diploma in Fieldwork Supervision.
 Certificate In Principles And Methods Of Integrative Psychotherapy.

If you would like any more information please contact me at:

The Centre For Personal Development,
Queens Dock Business Centre,
Liverpool
L1 0BG. Tel 0151 708 5706
pat@thecentre4pd.org.uk

May 24 2012

SHORT COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

The Advanced Personal Development Programme

Length of course: 10 week programme

Times: 3hrs a week (Evening courses are also available)

Course fee: Please contact for further details

Dates: Please contact for next available date.

Through participation on this course, you will be able to:

•Develop a greater insight into the factors involved to empower you to live an enriched, fulfilled life.

•Develop an insight to limiting thoughts and behaviours and rupture this process to promote positive thinking.

•Take ownership and responsibility for your life.

•Have a positive impact not only on your life, but others people lives as well.

•Develop a belief in yourself that you can actually change your life for the better.

•Develop a Positive Life Path

Build a Better Business Foundation Programme

Length of course: 1 day programme

Times: 10am – 5pm

Accreditaion: Course Endorsement and validation (AAEEC)

Course Fees Please contact for further details

Dates: Please contact for further details

The Build a Better Business Foundation Programme Success Factors aim to help you to create;

• Clear focus on Business Development.

• Implement Build A Better Business Keys for Success Factors.

• Develop strong commitment to do what it takes, NOW to improve your business.

• Committed and dedicated to Building a Better Business.

• Strong Commitment to cash flow forcast.

• Clear focus on improving the quality of your life.

• Learn the important key factors needed, to improve your business health and business wealth.

COUNSELLING THEORY WORKSHOPS

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS, CBT, EGANS MODEL, GESTALT, PERSON CENTRED.

Length of course; These courses vary in length. Taster courses can be just one day workshops but advanced level teaching will be spread over several days.

Times; Promt 10am start. This will be a full day including lunch and refreshments. The day will finish at 5pm.

Course Fees; Please contact us for fees as they vary depending on the level of the course.

Through participation in this course you will be able to;

Develop a greater understanding of the theory and its foundations.

Experience the theory in a fun and experiential way.

Be able to confidently apply the theorys main concepts to your own therapeutic practice.

Confidently use the tools associated with each individual theory in your own therapeutic practice.

Be able to clearly demonstrate the theory in case studies and research work.

We are continually striving to meet the needs of our clients therefore if you wish for other theorys or issues to be demonstarted in these workshops please contact us with your request and we will endeavour to meet your needs where possible. We have a reputation that precedes us, for providing the best training programmes in the country. At the Centre for Personal Development we strive to maintain our dedication to offering a first class service to all the course participants who attend our courses.

If you would like any information regarding this course, please feel free to contact us at the Centre For Personal Development on 0151 708 5706 or Email pat@thecentre4pd.org.uk