National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

12th March 2021 | Central London | 09.00 - 16.30

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Expert-led training for counsellors, psychotherapists and healthcare professionals

Discussing the contemporary trends of 21st century psychology, new approaches to understanding mental health and ethical guidelines and best practice for therapy, this is the must-attend conference for all working in the field of therapy.

Attendees will learn how to develop new approaches and techniques for counselling and psychotherapy as they hear expert speakers delivering world class content throughout the day.

Why attend the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference, 2021?

Come and learn:

• How to set new standards for integrative thinking – including key theoretical models

• The ways in which counselling and psychotherapy are changing

• How to analyse progression and recognise results in clients

• What constitutes a leading practice

• Effective methods for working to your strengths and getting results

Trained 1000 + professionals worldwide

Trained 400 + professionals across the UK

Provided globally recognised speakers including Professor Zimbardo

The conference: At a glance

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  • Uncover a new understanding for how we should approach mental health – learn more about social and psychological formulation and the benefits of how it prevents and addresses the cause of distress
  • How the new approach of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) elicits new responses and benefits for clients – understand how CFT supports clients in new ways and understand the benefits of introducing a new approach to therapy
  • How to know what works for your client? – determine how to select the right modality and understand how to effectively evaluate and assess progress.
  • Comply with the latest ethical guidelines, achieve best practice and ensure therapist well- being and prevent burn out – understand what makes a safe environment for all types of clients and how to provide consistent support without burning out.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

Make sure you are ready for CQC inspection and your role in the inspection process

Improve your financial management skills and put them into practice straight away

Understand what you need to be doing to ensure you are GDPR compliant

Overhaul your complaints processes and procedures to maximise patient satisfaction

Confidently tackle employment law issues by ensuring that you are up-to-date with the latest employment law essentials

Support your staff with their mental health to create a healthier, more productive workplace

Start marketing your practice to boost income

What makes the General Practice Manager Certificate (Level 2) unique?

Our easy-to-use online system will let you work through the training at your own pace

You’ll be able to test your knowledge along the way with quizzes and tests to identify gaps in your knowledge

Hear from our wide range of experts from consultants to lawyers specialising in issues specific to

general practice management

Access to a wide range of tools, templates and checklists that you can download and start using in your

practice straight away

Download your specialist certificate at the end of your course to demonstrate your learning and preparation

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9 full modules

Each module has been designed to guide you through an element of your role. Each module contains videos, worksheets, checklists and step by step guides.

50+ videos

All of our expert led videos can be accessed separately so that you can come back to individual topics anytime you need.

Downloadable tools, checklists and templates

At the end of each module, you’ll have the opportunity to test your knowledge and get to grips with any outstanding areas for improvement

The Speakers

Professor Peter Kinderman

Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool

Dr Sara Tai

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Rosalyn Palmer

Advanced Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapist and Coach

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Julie Johnson

Psychotherapist, Wellbeing Consultant, Author and Mindfulness Teacher.Pathways

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Jo Ham

Human Givens therapist, supervisor and trainer

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Geoff Beattie

Professor Geoffrey Beattie, FBPsS FRSM FRSA

Department of Psychology

Edge Hill University

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Past conferences

Past speakers include:

Professor Philip Zimbardo is a true pioneer of psychology.

Professor Philip Zimbardo

Professor Sarah Niblock

Chief Executive, UK Council for Psychotherapy

Dr Andrew Rayner

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Past feedback includes:

“I enjoyed the variety of subjects discussed”- Assistant Psychologist

“very interesting information, great and varied speaker”- Trainer

“One of the best events I’ve attended in a long while and I’ve been counselling for 17 years”- Counsellor

“inspiring, interesting and through provoking”- Undergraduate Student

The agenda

Registration and refreshments


Chairperson's welcome


A new future for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK


• How is counselling and psychotherapy changing?

• Societal, political and economic impacts on clients and practitioners

• The 21st century counsellor: progressing from traditional approaches

• The modern face of therapy: where are we now?

Speaker: Professor Peter Kinderman


• A new vision for therapeutic integration

• Diversifying your understanding of theory into practice

• Mechanistic vs. Humanistic approaches: where should we integrate?

• Setting a new standard for integrative thinking

Integrating theories and practices – refining your style to improve client outcomes

Speaker: Dr Sara Tai

Morning refreshments


Working with the unprepared client – working from the ground up


• Identifying the different needs of unprepared clients

• Overcoming initial boundaries and responding to initial challenges

• Develop effective ways to work to your strengths and get results

Lunch and networking


How can growing as a practitioner grow your practice?


• Confidence in your counselling: supporting client growth

• Is specialising the key to attracting clients?

• Promoting self-care and wellness and preventing burnout

• What constitutes a leading practice?

Bringing coaching into your counselling practice – benefits and approaches


• Exploring the added value coaching can bring to your practice

• Reviewing options for integration: the key theoretical models

• Instilling coaching ethically and effectively

• Understanding potential pitfalls

Speaker: Rosalyn Palmer

Afternoon refreshments


Rethinking Body Language: How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts


• What is body language used for?

• Does body language serve additional functions to the social and emotional aspects of our lives?

• Latest research into body language forms – the unarticulated contradictions between thoughts and gestures

• Gesture-speech mismatches: providing new insights into our communicational processes, ourselves, and others

Expert Q&A Panel


Answering questions to support your personal and professional development - allowing a greater understanding of the future of counselling.

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