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. 

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

Setting Up In Private Practice


Next Dates: Two Half-Days (mornings) on Sat 11th / Sun 12th July 2020 

Lou Mason - counsellor & founder of The Sunflower Network 

A training looking at how to get set up in private practice from scratch. Full of tips, practical how-to advice, template paperwork and encouraging & enthusiastic support for getting started. 


Prices available on request 


Children & Teenagers Who Set Fires 

Friday 5th June 6.45pm - 9pm 


Joanna Foster 

Eminent author & criminologist Joanna Foster will be giving us a fascinating insight into her valuable and important work around children, teenagers & firesetting. 

£10 donation 

Life Story Therapy : a one day workshop 

Saturday 20th June 9.30am - 4.30pm 


Paula Price 

Life Story Therapy is a creative, dynamic therapy in which the child explores their history and experiences in order to help them make sense of their story, manage their feelings and relationships, and develop a sense of self.

This day would be useful for people working with children and young people who have experienced loss, change, and painful or difficult circumstances. It is useful for children who have a fragmented sense of their life and history. It is often beneficial for children who have been in care or adopted, but not exclusively, as its approach fits a range of needs. 


Dr. Karen Treisman: Individual & Organisational Stress, Survival, & Trauma Responses in the Context of a Pandemic

Saturday 4th July 0930 -1630 


This session will focus on an exploration and reflection of some individual trauma and stress responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic; as well as some of the wider societal and organisational responses. We will also think about some of the collective loss which is occurring.

We will also touch upon some of the complications we might be experiencing in delivering therapy virtually with some creative and practice ideas for making virtual work more engaging and effective.

There will be time for interaction, reflection, and question and answers throughout the day. 


Naomi Moore: Complex Medical Conditions & Serious Illness (includes Covid-19)- Supporting Children, Siblings & Families

Saturday 25th July 0930-1630 


Children & Teenagers Who Set Fires 

Joanna Foster 

Saturday 3rd October 0930 - 1630 





Dr. Karen Treisman: Content TBC 

Saturday October 17th 9.30am - 4.30pm 





Developing & Repairing Trust in the Traumatised Child: Therapeutic & Caregiving Interventions 

Friday November 6th 2020 9.30 - 4.30pm

Dan Hughes 

A rich and highly valuable day of learning from the fantastic Dan Hughes exploring ways of working with traumatised children. Will include time exploring Blocked Care, Blocked Trust, PACE, DDP based interventions, therapeutic & caregiving conversations and interventions both in therapy and at home.  


Screen One, Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street SW4 0AT (close to Clapham Common tube)


Saturday 21st November 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Cath Knibbs 

Cybertrauma is any trauma that a person suffers through or via digital devices or online spaces. For young people the prevalence of online abuse and harm is increasing alongside the complexities of the issues they face. This day will explore a wide range of areas, conversations and actions that can help us to understand cybertrauma; what is it, why do I need to know and how can I help?


Lunch & refreshments included 

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

Neglect, Shut Down States & Hard To Reach Clients: Therapeutic Challenges 

Graham Music 

Saturday 23rd January 2021 9.30am - 1pm (Half Day workshop) 

Working with people who seem shut-down can be de-skilling experiences for practitioners. 

This half-day workshop will examine working with clients who seem cut-off due to neglect, trauma or hopelessness, and the different challenges these states pose. As well as slides and video-clips, there will be space for an experiential exercises and discussion with your colleagues and speaker.

£55 / £65 

Tara Arts Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18 4ES (directly opposite British Rail station) 

Understanding Trauma in Children & Adolescents - Two Day Workshop 

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2021 

Dr. Karen Treisman

This two day version of Karen's brilliant trauma training allows for greater reflection and processing time, and enables her to go more in-depth in her approach. Essential CPD for anyone working with or supporting children, adolescents and young people.  

Lunch & refreshments included 

£250 / £275 

Venue TBA 

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