In this lecture, Lisa Mathurin (a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer) introduces you to the ego state theory, which comprises the essence of the transactional analysis (TA) theory of personality, psychopathology and communication. After listening to this lecture, you will be able to: identify different ego states differentiate between the structural and functional ego state…

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Practising Walk-and-Talk Counselling and Other Ecoptherapy - CPD lecture for counsellors

In this lecture, you will learn from counsellor and tutor Simon Heath about what ecotherapy is, and how to prepare for working outside with clients. At the end of the lecture, you will: understand what ecotherapy is be able to start/continue the process of reconnecting with nature and introducing nature into the therapeutic process have…

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Special Edition Podcast featured image – Topics Discussed: Autonomy-Centred and Process-Centred Counselling Practice

Special Edition – National Counselling Society: Autonomy-Centred and Process-Centred Counselling Practice We broadcast a special edition podcast on the National Counselling Society (NCS) in March 2019. This followed questions posed by members of the Counselling Tutor Facebook group. Rory then revisited the NCS in October 2020, with more questions gathered from the Facebook group, and spoke to NCS Chief…

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Using Trauma-Informed Grounding Techniques featured image - CPD lecture for counsellors

In this lecture, you will learn from counsellor and trainer Emma Chapman about when, why and how to use trauma-informed grounding techniques in the therapy room. When you have attended this lecture, you will be able to: understand what trauma is understand the way that the body responds to trauma, and why we need to…

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Working with Eating Disorders CPD lecture for counsellors

In this lecture, you will gain from counsellor, supervisor and trainer Bernie Wright an understanding of how to work with eating disorders. This is a specialist area that requires more training to work competently in; this lecture provides a guide map to the required knowledge, enabling you to plan your next steps if you would…

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CT Podcast Ep185 featured image - Topics Discussed: The Women Who Changed Counselling – Choosing Online Therapy Platforms for Therapists – Working with Eating Disorders

185 – Choosing Online Therapy Platforms for Therapists The Women Who Changed Counselling – Working with Eating Disorders Episode 185 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast begins with Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly discussing influential women in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then looks at how to choose online therapy platforms for therapists. Last,…

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CT Podcast Ep184 featured image - Topics Discussed: Surviving Counselling Training – GDPR for Therapists – Returning to Counselling Practice

184 – GDPR for Therapists Surviving Counselling Training – Returning to Counselling Practice Episode 184 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast begins with Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly offering their tips on how to survive counselling training. Next, ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ looks at GDPR for therapists, especially when working online. Finally, counsellor Paul Cullen provides a…

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Teenage Brain CPD lecture featured image

In this lecture, Kairen Griffiths aims to help you consider the awareness and theory needed to work with teenagers or their carers. After listening to the lecture, you will: understand how the teenage brain develops have an awareness of the ways in which the development of the teenage brain may affect mood and behaviour be…

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CT Podcast Ep183 featured image - Topics Discussed: Keeping in the Client’s Frame of Reference – Choosing a Video Background – Online Therapy Research Findings

183 – Online Therapy Research Findings Keeping in the Client’s Frame of Reference – Choosing a Video Background In episode 183 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast, Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly share their tips on getting into and staying within the client’s frame of reference. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then looks at choosing a video background…

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CT Podcast Ep182 featured image - Tasks of Supervision in Counselling – Making Reasonable Adjustments Online – Interview with NCS Chief Executive

182 – Tasks of Supervision in Counselling Making Reasonable Adjustments Online – Interview with NCS Chief Executive Episode 182 of the Counselling Tutor Podcast opens with a discussion between Rory Lees-Oakes and Ken Kelly on the tasks of supervision in counselling. ‘Digital Counselling Revolution’ then focuses on making reasonable adjustments online. Finally, Rory interviews Meg…

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