Continuing Professional Development: Upcoming Events

We have recently received the following feedback about our training:

“I want to thank you and Rosie for delivering the training.  I was incredible and far exceeded our expectations.  You made what are normally quite dry topics (safeguarding and contracting) easy to understand and enjoyable.  I hope to be able to work with you again in the future.”

“I have found the training provided by the Appletree Centre invaluable. I am really passionate about offering a counselling service to young people but also anxious about new ways of working. This training has really helped me contain some of those worries and made me feel more confident in my ability to adapt and rise to the challenge.”

Non-Directive Play Therapy: Principles and Practice

Friday 25th – Saturday 26th February 2021

This two day workshop introduces students to the principles of Non-Directive Play Therapy through an intensive, interactive workshop. It is suitable for anyone working in a supportive role with children and young people, as well as counsellors and therapists who are interested in developing their skills in working with creative materials.

More details of this training event are here. We are currently expecting to deliver this training online in accordance with lockdown guidance, but there may be an option to attend in person if the situation changes significantly, with an option for participants to attend virtually if they prefer. All participants will be notified in advance of any change, and refunds will be offered where applicable.

Our Play Therapy training is always well received, and recent participant feedback included the following comments:

“Informative, interactive, imaginative and powerful!”

“I found the presentation and practical a good balance. Content was directly applicable and accessible. Very relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.”

“Encouraged me to think about ways to include play / sensory and be comfortable with ‘being with’ clients.”

“I would definitely recommend to a friend. It brings out the child’s play in you, it’s a great feeling.”

Certificate in Creative Counselling for Young People

October 2021 – April 2022

This course is designed for qualified counsellors and therapists who have trained to work with adults or with younger children, and who wish to specialise in therapeutic work with adolescents. The contents meet BACP Stage Two curriculum requirements for work with young people aged 11 and upwards.

This course will be run online only in 2021-22.

The course provides a total of 60 hours of face-to-face training (including virtual teaching where necessary). It is open to counsellors of all disciplines who have a reasonable understanding of adolescent development and want to develop their skills in working with this age group.

Full details of this course can be found here.

Previous students have provided the following feedback:

“Great experiential training. Warm, approachable trainers.”

“Fun, interesting, informative – confidence has definitely increased as a result.”

“I feel more confident offering my clients a greater range of ways to engage with therapy.”

“A wonderful in-depth course designed to meet both BACP criteria and introduce key creative therapeutic approaches. Kind, passionate and experienced trainers with a wide breadth of knowledge and expertise.”