Training & Workshops

As a qualified teacher with a post-graduate certificate in post-compulsory education and training, I deliver high quality training, both face to face and online, on a broad range of topics relating to mental health and wellbeing to Counsellors & Psychotherapists and anybody who would like to be more Trauma-Informed in their work or relationships. Take a look at some Training Testimonials to find out why you should chose me to deliver training to your staff.  Contact me to enquire about more bespoke training packages designed to meet your organisation's needs.

 

Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Training for Mental Health Professionals

Working with Client's at Risk of Suicide 

This is training for counsellors.  Together we will explore this question 'Is it safe to work with suicidal?'  

 

You will gain a deeper understanding of your own personal beliefs and limitations around working with suicidal clients.

 

You will also develop practical skills around safety planning and supporting suicidal clients to move forward.

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Making Room for Ambivalence in Motherhood

This training is suitable for professionals who work with women who are mothers in a variety of settings. 

 

Suicide is the biggest killer of new mothers in the UK in the first year after birth.  In this training Emma will share her research  which explores why so many women are finding the transition to motherhood so difficult.  She will also discuss the implications of this research, and what we can do as professionals and as a community to make this transition less traumatic for new mothers. 

 

Emma is a counsellor who has published research in this important area, she works therapeutically with mothers and mothers to be in her private practice.

An Introduction to The Polyvagal Theory and its Uses in a Therapeutic Setting

Based on Stephen Porges' revolutionary research into the Vagus Nerve, this training will explore how the Autonomic Nervous System affects mental health whilst striving to keep us safe.

You will understand how we, as mammals, have developed 3 states of being; Safe and Social, Fight/Flight and Shut-down, and how and why we can become stuck in any of these states.  We will explore the implications of this for mental health and well-being.   You will leave with a toolbox of ideas and techniques to support your clients to move up and down the Polyvagal 'ladder' of states in order to empower them to understand how to engage their own safe and social state.  These techniques can be used with clients who present with a range of difficulties including Anxiety, Attachment, Depression, Anger, Relationship Difficulties and Trauma.

 
Holding Hands
Become Trauma-Informed 

Training for anybody who would like to become trauma-informed in their work or relationships.

Understanding Trauma and Mental Health through a Polyvagal Lens: Training for Professionals, Parents and Carers.

This is a workshop for anybody who would like to become trauma-informed in their work and relationships.  This training can be used to support individuals who present with a range of difficulties including Anxiety, Attachment, Depression, Anger, Relationship Difficulties and Trauma.  

 

Based on Stephen Porges' revolutionary research into the Vagus Nerve, this training will explore how the Autonomic Nervous System affects mental health whilst striving to keep us safe.

You will become trauma-informed through an understanding of how we, as mammals, have developed 3 states of being; Safe and Social, Fight/Flight and Shut Down, and how and why we can become stuck in any of these states.  We will explore the implications of this for mental health and well-being.   

 

You will leave with a toolbox of ideas and techniques to support and facilitate both self and others to move up and down the Polyvagal 'ladder' of states.  You will gain knowledge of how to empower others to understand how to engage their own safe and social state.  You will become trauma-informed in order to create ‘safe’ environments for those that you work with or support. 

Please get in touch using the button below if you would like me to come to you to do training on any of the above. I can adapt these training packages to meet your organisation's needs.

*Prices may vary slightly dependent on location.