Friday, November 30, 2012

Dramatherapy Workshop

This looks interesting -

"Experience a day of movement, play and story enactment, exploring the arctic myth of Akanidi ‘daughter of the Sun, bringer of joy and happiness.’ This workshop is experiential and employs the use of movement, sound, play, and enactment to explore what the story of Akanidi means for us. If you have an interest in finding out more about yourself in a creative way, then this workshop is for you.

Whether you have no experience with drama and movement, a little or a lot this is an opportunity to explore the unique Sesame Approach to working therapeutically in a playful way. It gives space for spontaneity, communication and self expression. The aim is to build confidence and self-esteem
and emphasizes wholeness through creativity.

Please wear clothes comfortable for movement. Teas, coffee, biscuits and water will be provided.
You are invited to bring food and share lunch as a group. Or, if you prefer, there are many cafes, restaurants and shops nearby."

Takes place in Cardiff on 2nd February 2012

Further Details -

Melanie Beer: 07791455 282 e-mail:
Mandy Squires: 01633 864 448 e-mail:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another new release- "Thought for Food"

This is Counselling DVDs' second new release this month, this time featuring Jan Gray. "Thought for Food" is a double DVD - with a running time of over three hours -  in which Jan talks about her approach to working with clients experiencing difficulties around weight control, and in which she demonstrates that approach with three counselling sessions. You can find more details on the Counselling DVDs website.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Placement Opportunity!

Newport University would like to provide a number of volunteering opportunities for both qualified counsellors/therapists and supervisors at its NUCCS service alongside an experienced team of counsellors, therapists, supervisors and researchers. The service combines a counselling provision with research activities around counselling practice and the delivery of counselling to specific client groups.

If you are experienced in particularly with carers, asylum seekers and refugees, BME communities, or travellers and gypsies, this opportunity may be for you. The service provides supervision for all its volunteers and invests heavily into volunteer training. For more information please see the attached word document or contact Blanka Hubena (Service Manager) on or contact the Service Administrator Davron Hodson on

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Release - Making the most of Supervision

Counselling DVDs is pleased to be releasing it's latest DVD - double DVD, in fact - today! Entitled "Making the Most of Supervision", this features Lesley Spencer and Els van Ooijen, both of whom teach on the Newport supervision programme. The first disk features a studio discussion while in the second they demonstrate two supervision sessions. The programme was made for counsellors and therapists at the start of their career.

You can find out more on the Counselling DVDs website.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Newport Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Conference

The conference programme is looking good and there are still some tickets available. It takes place on November 17th, Pete Sanders is the keynote speaker and tickets cost just £50. You'll find full details at