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Practitioners & CPD
How Can We Help Support You?


If you are working with children and young people, families, organisations or communities it can be of great benefit to keep in touch with other professionals in your field for many reasons. 


We offer a peer support network designed to enable regular face to face meet ups and peer supervision as well as opportunities for sharing skills and information, access to CPD and practical advice, self-care opportunities and socialising. 


Workshops, talks and events can be accessed on an individual one by one basis, plus we are working towards creating an annual membership where you will be entitled to attending a number of events a year for free, plus reduced prices for keynote events and access to a range of member only events, meet ups, special offers and information sharing. 


The support network is a constantly developing and evolving entity, and we want to hear from you as to what else we can provide and organise to help you be able to work confidently and effectively and to also manage your own ongoing learning and self-care. Please get in touch with any further ideas or enquiries, and we will try to find a way of answering your common needs. 

Our Portfolio For Practitioners:

Extensive forms of CPD covering a wide range of topics eg practical ‘how to’ talks, updated research and new information, workshops to help develop and strengthen skills for practice 

Regular face to face meet ups for peer networking and peer supervision

Opportunities to pilot your own workshops, talks, and ideas with accessibility to coaching & production advice and guidance 

Skills sharing - both one-to-one and within small groups

Dedicated opportunities for self-care; art making afternoons, yoga & pilates classes, meditation groups, as well as group events – theatre trips, exhibitions, nature excursions, social lunches and evenings 

Professional support starting up in private practice for both individuals and as part of groups

Upcoming Events

Puppet Making and its Use for Healing Self-Concept : One Day Workshop 

Saturday 16th November 9.30am - 5pm 

Raven Kaliana - award winning artist, puppeteer & director

A rich, exciting and enjoyable day exploring ways to both make and use puppets therapeutically, including a Q&A with Raven on her own personal powerful experience of transforming her own trauma through her creativity. 

£75 : only 2 tickets left 

Refreshments included


Units 7 & 8 Clapham Studios, 99-109 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QL

An Introduction to Working with Self-Harm in Children & Young People 

Saturday 30th November 2019 9.30am - 5pm 

Jude Sellen-Cole 

Following on from a highly successful workshop this summer, we are offering this day again in November. A powerful and valuable day exploring this difficult and emotive area of work which will enhance understanding and awareness as well as equip you with useful techniques to put into practice. 

£90 / £100 : only 2 tickets left 

Refreshments included


WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

Setting Up In Private Practice: One Day Workshop

Group Workshop : Dec 7th ( wait list only) / Jan 25th (places left)

Lou Mason - counsellor & founder of The Sunflower Network 

A day looking at how to get set up in private practice from scratch. Full of tips, practical how-to advice, template paperwork and positive support for getting started. Available as a group workshop or as shorter individual one-to-one consultations. 

Prices available on request 


Understanding the Impact of Relational and Developmental Trauma and Disrupted Attachment on Children's Brains, Bodies, Emotions, Relationships, & Behaviours: One Day Workshop

Saturday January 11th 2020 9.00am - 4.30pm 


Dr. Karen Treisman

A vital and richly packed day's training for anyone working with children and young people. 

£120 : only 3 tickets left 

Lunch & refreshments included

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ


Working with Suicide & Suicidal Ideation in Children & Young People 

Saturday 8th February 2020 930am - 5pm 

Jude Sellen-Cole 

Following on from her successful training days on self-harm, Jude will be running a one day workshop looking at working with children & young people on issues around suicide and suicidal ideation. More details to follow 

£80 / £90 / £100 

Refreshments included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

Legal Issues in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People 

Saturday 29th February 2020 10am - 4pm 

Peter Jenkins 

The day will directly address the two key problematic areas facing therapists working with this client group, namely protecting confidentiality and privacy, and secondly, working within existing child protection and safeguarding legislation. The day will be interactive and include a variety of presentation styles including short presentations, case studies, group feedback and discussion with the facilitator in non-technical language and with lots of opportunties for questions. 

Note from facilitator: Participants for this particular workshop need to have qualified in or be in training in counselling and/or psychotherapy to ensure content is relevant for them. 

£100 / £110 / £120 

Lunch & refreshments included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ


Graham Music: The Lost Art of Play 


Reclaiming Play & Creativity to Enhance Resilience: Perspectives from Child Development, Trauma Theory, Psychotherapy & Neurobiology

This evening talk from acclaimed psychotherapist and speaker Graham Music is the first of our series of Sunflower Soirées. Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles from 6.30pm, followed by this two hour talk from Graham between 7pm - 9pm. 

£30 / £35

Includes wine & nibbles 

The Common Room, Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW

The Impact of Complex Medical Conditions & Serious Illness on Children, Young People & their Families 

Saturday 21st March 2020 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Naomi Moore 

The day will explore the impact of this complex and challenging area of work on the child or young person who has the condition or illness, on their siblings and families and also on us as practitioners. 

£75 / £85 / £95

Refreshments included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ