Advanced CBT – 2 day workshop – 27th & 28th April 2019


Janet Beale holds a Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters of Science in Therapeutic Counselling, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and is a qualified Life Coach and Social Worker.  She currently delivers therapeutic work for the Dover Counselling Service, which includes reflective and trauma supervision, and has been working as an Integrative Therapist using CBT for over 18 years, both within her private practice, and within the East Kent Primary Care Trust IAPT service, where she was responsible for both clinical and case management supervision for both Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and High Intensity CBT practitioners. She currently delivers the level 2, 3 and 4, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling for the CPCAB Governing Body, and lectures on the Forensic Programme at Christ Church University in Forensic Psychology.

In the past, she has worked as an Internal Quality Assessor ensuring organisations and counsellors in training deliver a high level of ethical practice for the National Counselling Society, and had a long career as a voluntarily Mental Health Act Manager for the East Kent and Coastal Health Authority.

She currently sits as the Chair of Trustees for Counselling Plus Community, having developed the Service, formerly known as The Hastings and Rother Counselling Service, since 1999

Shauna McCusker has been working in Higher Education as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager for over thirteen years and holds an MSc in Forensic Science, MA in Lifelong Learning and Professional Practice, Master Practitioner in NLP Coaching and is working towards an Advanced Qualification in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
She is currently researching the use and impact of NLP and TA coaching methods on the educational trajectory of non- traditional students within Higher Educational Settings.

Course content: 

Clients are often affected by re-occurring irrational negative thoughts and beliefs which can have catastrophic effects on how they cognitively respond and behaviourally react to life events.

This advanced two day workshop is aimed at both students and qualified counsellors who have attended the introductory workshop, or who have prior understanding of CBT, and will explore how to apply cognitive behavioural re-structuring and psycho-educational approaches to a wide range of mental health conditions.

Using a strong experiential approach, the workshop aims to integrate current CBT techniques, using a strong element of self-exploration and case management, to enhance both a personal and professional understanding of how rigid negative beliefs and sub-conscious patterns of behaving, can impact upon a client’s sense of self, and positive well-being.

Day 1

  • Develop a greater understanding of how CBT can address common mental health themes.
  • Explore how to manage and apply current CBT tools to address the rigid negative effects of mental health symptoms, within the client’s world.
  • Apply CBT techniques to your therapeutic work, using your own cognitive responses as a frame of reference.

Day 2

  • Understand the importance of collaborative working within the therapeutic process.
  • Explore both the negative and positive impacts of applying Cognitive Reshaping when working with common Mental Health conditions.
  • Understand the role of CBT on Motivational Maintenance and relapse prevention.

You will receive a certificate for 6 hours CPD

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Fees:  £80 for Counselling Plus Counsellors

£120 for all other attendees

Venue: St Nicholas Centre, London Road, St Leonards, East Sussex, TN37 6AS

Tea/coffee is provided please bring a packed lunch

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