Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Newsletter

April 2022

A word from the editor

Well, how are you? It’s already well into April and Easter is almost here. We hope you’re able to take a break from it all this week.

It’s been a busy few weeks here at the centre and we have A LOT to tell you about. I think this might be my longest newsletter since I started here so buckle up!

In this month’s newsletter, we have news on our upcoming conference, a course for working with children and young people, and more CPD. We talk to one of our regular room hires about hypnotherapy. And if you were wondering who the new people are at the Beverley Road centre, wonder no more. All information is below.

Have a great couple of weeks. If you need anything over Easter, or just in general, you know where we are.

Joanne – Admin and Business Support

Accreditation Update

Congratulations to all our graduates who have recently passed the assessment to become UKCP registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellors and Psychotherapists. We recognise the hard work you have put in, not only for the assessment, but over the course of the last few years in building up the hours and experience that UKCP require.

A huge well done to you all!

Once you’re registered with UKCP, email us at the office and we can add you to our list of UKCP registered therapists that we make available to students looking for a suitable therapist.

Get in touch with Joanne on admin@ellesmerecentre.co.uk

Diploma in Counselling Supervision

Due to the successful running of the course this year, we will be running Diploma in Counselling Supervision again from September 2022. If you’re looking to expand your skills into supervising other counsellors, then this could be the course for you. We are in the process of getting it accredited with UKCP so any graduates from this course can join the UKCP register as a supervisor.

There is more information at https://ellesmerecentre.co.uk/diploma-in-counselling-supervision/
Provisional dates are available on the page. There will be six days of online training followed by a four-day residential. All led by the always superb Barbara Clarkson.

If you’re interested, please get in touch ASAP or fill in the application form on the website

Call for Papers

A call for papers from Regent’s University

We are one of the original members of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P.). We have
actively taught Psychotherapy and Counselling for over 35 years, nurturing both new talent and innovation in the field.

The Journal for Modern Psychotherapy (JoMP) has been revamped, and as lockdown lifts, we are able to
return to a face-to-face conference. This will also enable us to reconnect with our members in real time.

Given the traumatic impact of Covid, and the need for psychological therapists to work competently and
professionally with issues such as trauma, we are offering a special themed conference on the topic of
recovery from trauma.

Topic: Working with Trauma: using Psychotherapy to Recover
Research focus:
• The impact of trauma
• The impact of the pandemic on individuals, groups, and/or organisations
• How we as human beings recover from trauma
• Methods of intervention that support recovery
• Impact on those from diverse communities

Deadline: 12:00hrs 15th June, 2022

Psychotherapists, Counsellors, and Counselling Psychologists are in a prime position to support society’s
recovery from trauma effectively. This conference and journal issue will, therefore, support the process of
reconnection, not only in offering opportunities to connect, but to learn, and to find out how we do research and training here at Regent’s University.
Email SmithAnd@regents.ac.uk

New Baby?

We are seeking a couple of special volunteers to help our CYP Psychotherapy students. We need a young baby and parent to help us with infant observation work. If you know anyone who has a very young baby or is due to give birth soon who might be able to help, please get in touch.

Conference News

SAVE THE DATE – 22nd October 2022

The inaugural Humber Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference will be held at a venue close to the Humber Bridge and accessible from the A63 on the 22nd October. All welcome!

We will be announcing more details soon, here, on our new social media accounts, and on our new (in progress) website.

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/HumberTherapyConf
Twitter – @humbertherapycf
Instagram @humbertherapyconf

The theme of the day will be Whole and Hurting in a Troubled World. The keynote speech will be from Barbara Clarkson, and we already have a great line-up of speakers and workshops with more to follow. Tickets will be available to buy from May. We are welcoming pitches for workshops on the theme of embracing wholeness and attending to mind, body & spirit.

We are also looking for sponsorship of the event in whole or in part from businesses who would like to be
under the noses of 80 practising and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.

Our email is info@humbertherapyconference.co.uk – get in touch if you’d like to propose a workshop or would like more information about sponsorship.

CPD and Workshops

We have a few things going on at the centre in the coming weeks

Skills Practice Sundays

The next one is at Holderness Road on Sunday the 24th April.

Come along for the day and get in some more therapeutic skills practice time in a supportive, peer-run environment.

We could do with three more people on this one. The last one was very well received, and we do hope to be able to run more of these in the future.

More details at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/theellesmerecentre/635668

Leading and Facilitating Groups – Gestalt and Body Psychotherapy concepts in action with Carmen Ablack

At Holderness Road, 16th & 17th July 2022, 10am – 4.30pm both

£185 per place
Early bird rate available at £170 until 16th June!

Book your place now at:

Group Therapy Marathon
• The Group Therapy Marathon on the weekend of the 23rd & 24th April at Beverley Road is now
FULL! We will be holding more in the future but have no dates as yet.

Please let us know if
you’re needing one and we will add you to our interest list.


Online therapy group
Gemma Cormican is starting an online TA therapy group, open to trainees and members of the
public. The group will run fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Zoom and will
cost £60 per 2-hour session.

Eco TA Therapy Group
This closed therapy group will meet online once per month for 6 months, working independently in
personal landscapes, coming together for processing and making meaning.
More information at: https://www.reprana.co.uk/events

Open Night

Our next Open Night is on the 3rd May at 6.30pm at our Holderness Road centre

This will be the first chance that new students have had to have a look in the centre since before lockdown and we are very excited about it. Our Zoom open nights have been good but there’s nothing like getting a feel for the place where you will be studying.

If you know someone who’s interested in starting their journey in psychotherapy or counselling with us, please ask them to book a place at: https://ellesmerecentre.co.uk/open-nights/

New Tenants

We are proud to announce that our new tenants at the Beverley Road centre are SEED – Eating Disorder Support Service.

They have been looking for a new home for a few weeks now and we have been able to provide space at our centre. We are looking forward to getting to know them more.

The charity was started by the parents of Gemma Oaten, TV and stage actress and currently presenting on Viking FM, in response to them battling to help Gemma through an eating disorder and finding support lacking.

We have been working with Marg, Dennis and the team to get them here and settled in.

We have a couple of students on placement with SEED as they develop their new counselling service for those experiencing or recovering from eating disorders.

Get in touch with Hayley Jackson if this is something you’d be interested in working on. hayleyjackson@ellesmerecentre.co.uk

Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People

Are you interested in working with children and young people OR about to start your placement working with children and young people?

Then this introductory course may be a good place to start.

THE Next Course Starts September 2022

Unit 1:
Saturday 03rd September, 2022:

We will look at:
❖ Child and adolescent development and transitions
❖ Communication with young people

Sunday 04th September, 2022:
We will look at:
❖ Mental health and young people
❖ Risk assessment

Unit 2:
Saturday 01st October, 2022:
We will look at:
❖ Ethics and the Rights of the child
❖ Child protection and safeguarding

Sunday 02nd October, 2022:
We will look at:
❖ Context: Voluntary / Community settings
❖ Context: School Counselling
❖ Beginnings and endings with children and young people

The course content has been developed from BACP’s children and young people training curriculum (see Stage
1). Any questions about the course, please get in contact.
John Bradley, Child and Young People Trainer – COUNSELLINGJB@GMAIL.COM

Help Our Ukrainian Colleagues

To join in with this, please email office@igap.co.uk for more information

Want To Know More About Hypnotherapy?

This month, we talked to one of our regular room hirers Dawn about Hypnotherapy.

You can check out her article on our blog at

If you have a topic you’d like to share with others on our blog, get in touch
with Joanne@ellesmerecentre.co.uk

NCS Newsletter

The latest edition of Counselling Matters, the monthly publication from the National Counselling Society is available to read at http://cm.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/books/jcnq/#p=1

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