About the Course
About the course: This is a 5 day intensive workshop for people wanting to get more out of the personal development group experience component of counselling and psychotherapy trainings. This workshop offers an immersive and reflective opportunity to learn more about what groups have to offer you and equally, what you have to offer groups. Using a combination of small and large group reflective exercises, theory presentations and experiential group encounters this course will help you to:
- Familiarise yourself with your ‘internal group’ and how this shapes your anticipation of and what you subsequently allow yourself to experience in the external groups you join;
- Understand some key theoretical concepts in relation to groups and demystify the role of the group facilitator;
- Enhance your potential to learn from the personal development opportunities and challenges that groups can offer students;
- Benefit from peer and tutor feedback;
- Feel more empowered, generous and authentic in groups.
David Petherbridge is an experienced UKCP integrative psychotherapist. He has been facilitating experiential training groups and teaching at The Minster Centre since 2014.
Course Dates and Times
Dates: TBC September 2021.
The course runs over five consecutive days.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of prior completion of an introductory level counselling skills course compatible to the one offered by The Minster Centre (see here) which included a Personal Development Group/Experiential Training Group experience.
Group Interview: As part of the application process, you will be invited to participate in a group interview with other applicants and tutors for the purposes of learning more about the workshop and to mutually assess the suitability of the training experience being offered. The interview fee is £45.
The course costs £320.
The Minster Centre is a five minute walk from Queens Park Tube (Bakerloo line) and Rail Overground Station and a 10-15 min walk from Brondesbury Park Station.
How to Apply
The application form is currently closed. Applications for the 2021/22 academic year will open in the Autumn.
You apply directly to The Minster Centre via the online application form below. Please note: we operate a rolling admission process, on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please ensure each section is fully completed in order for your application to be considered for this course. If you have any further questions please email us on [email protected].
Group Interview: As part of the application process, you will be invited to participate in a group interview with other applicants and tutors for the purposes of learning more about the workshop and to mutually assess the suitability of the training experience being offered. This will be held on Friday 17 July 2020, from 2-4pm. The interview fee is £45. Please note, this interview may be conducted online.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented at the Minster Centre and in the psychotherapy profession.