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Basic Counselling Skills - Part Two

Course Ref: LDN83
Start Date: Thu, 23rd Mar 2023
Time: 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Register By: Thu, 9th Mar 2023
Cost: £30 per person TKAT employees only
Location: The Kemnal Academies Trust The Atkins Centre , Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, DA14 5AA
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Target Audience:

All staff who have completed Basic Counselling Skills Training 1 - Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills or similar MHFA course


Overview of workshop:

At a time when mental health presentations in young people are at unprecedented levels and resources limited; we would like to offer schools the opportunity of training selected staff to extend their basic counselling skills from the first introduction training in order to support managing early interventions with strategies, skills and confidence.

Hosted by Tara Cresswell:

Tara has been working in the field of Psychotherapy for 25 years, specialising in young people. She established and now manages the TKAT Counsellor in Training Programme and has created a Centre of Excellence at Thomas Bennett Community College, Crawley for Counselling provision.

Tara is a trainer and qualified tutor for counselling models, supervises counselling teams and is a consultant for Psychotherapy provision.


Objectives of workshop:

  • To build on the basic counselling skills from the introduction course, knowledge from MHFA course or similar. To explore more sophisticated and creative interventions.
  • To explore within groups our own responses and deepen self-awareness in relation to our students and how we communicate with them and manage behaviour and mental health issues.
  • To practice skills work and receive feedback and observation on sessions.
  • To participate in creative exercises in order that understanding, and knowledge of the subject is deepened.


Additional Information:


Car-parking is available for visitors to the Atkins Centre and Centre Staff alike at the front of the school, please enter by the gates from Sevenoaks Way (opposite Cornwall Drive). Please do not park in unmarked spaces, or in marked visitors’ spaces (unless previously booked). Parking is provided on a first come, first served, basis. If there are no spaces available there is alternative parking for Atkins Centre visitors on the roads surrounding the College. Please use the pedestrian access at the front of the College on Sevenoaks Way, if necessary.

Visitors to the Atkins Centre are advised that under no circumstances are they to seek to park/gain access via the rear of the College, to ensure the College maintains its safeguarding responsibilities.



Just a reminder that all attendees are expected to be dressed in a professional and business-like manner unless otherwise stated in the event details.



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