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Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre

Professional Therapy Courses in Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Here at The Therapy Rooms, we deliver quality therapist training for certified therapists and counsellors. Our range of therapy courses aim to assist you in feeling confident with a range of potential clients, and offer specialised training in working with specific issues. At our site, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, we supply day-long courses where you learn from some of the very best in the field.

Events Calendar

Our calendar for 2020 includes:

Working with Survivors of Adult Rape and Sexual Assault Sat 18th January 2020

Working with Suicidal Clients Sat 8th February 2020

Working Creatively Sat 29th February 2020

Inner Child 3 day workshop Sat 14th March and Sat 28th /Sun 29th March 2020

Working with a Brief Therapy Model Sat 25th April 2020

Working with Anger 2 day workshop Sat 16th /Sun 17th May 2020


Working with Bereaved Clients Sat 20th June 2020


All our training days are 9.30am - 4.00pm

About Our Trainers

Jill Ulman Bsc PGCE & Sue Crossland BACP Accred

Jill gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Counselling at Leeds before studying at Huddersfield University for her Post Graduate Certificate in Education. She has worked at Harrogate College since 2010 and also for North Yorkshire Adult Learning and Skills Sector.

Sue qualified as a therapist 13 years ago. She has worked as a mental health counsellor in the NHS for 9 years and in private practice for 10 years. She is a couple therapist and supervisor.

They each have a wide range of experience writing and delivering various training for charities, the NHS and other organisations. They hold a joint belief that continuing personal development is essential within the therapy vocation. They are passionate about supporting people in the self -management of recovery and growth and enjoy working creatively to offer stimulating and engaging training.

How We Work

Our workshops are experiential to enable counsellors to participate and develop their own understanding.

Throughout the day we offer:

  • Group reflection and discussion
  • New tools and handouts to enhance the learning experience
  • Time to explore, discuss and practice the new skills introduced

Working with Bereaved Clients - £60

This workshop aims to give coping strategies to you while providing new tools for working with bereavement. The key areas this day will look at are:

  • Cultural Differences towards Bereavement
  • Grief Reactions
  • Bereavement Theories
  • Myths Around Bereavement

Working with Suicidal Clients - £60

A suicidal client is difficult and scary. This workshop helps you to feel confident working with a suicidal client. Key areas looked at include:

  • Personal Attitudes towards Suicide and How That Impacts on the Therapeutic Relationship
  • How to Identify the Factors That May Lead to a Client Being Vulnerable to Suicide
  • How to Discuss Suicide with Clients
  • Helping a Client Stay Safe
  • How and When to Break Confidentiality

Inner Child Workshop (3 Days) - £180

Have you found yourself struggling with clients who present themselves with childhood issues, finding that the person-centred approach is just not enough? Inner child work is a powerful therapeutic tool that uses a combination of person-centred, transactional analysis, and NLP approaches. It works with clients who present with a wide range of issues that are affecting their adult lives. It facilitates the client reaching back to their difficult childhood; the root of their issues, working through understanding how their childhood is affecting them now, but then dealing with their childhood issues.

The Course

Inner child work transforms client’s lives and leads to lasting positive change. This is an experimental workshop so you will be expected to take part in an exercise we present as though you were a client.

This allows you to learn through reflection on your experiences. The workshop covers:

  • How Childhood Issues Affect Adulthood
  • Suitable Clients for Inner Child Work
  • Extensive Tools for Inner Child Work

Further Information

Lunch is not included in our courses, but drinks and tea-break refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Working with Rape and Sexual Assault Survivors - £60

The key areas this day will look at are:

  • Exploring the impact of rape and sexual assault
  • Working with flashbacks

Working Creatively - £60

This workshop aims to introduce alternative ways of working creatively, to enhance the therapeutic relationship. The key areas we will look at on the day are:

  • What is creative working?
  • How to prepare for the work
  • Introducing different mediums to engage clients
  • Using creative tools to overcome a client’s psychological barriers
  • Exploring the impact of using creativity in therapy

Working with a Brief Therapy Model - £60

Many organisations offer a brief focused model of therapy. This workshop will help you to develop the skills needed to work in this way. The key areas of the day are:

  • How to carry out an assessment for short-term therapy
  • How to work to a short-term model of therapy and incorporate this into your practice
  • Tools for working short-term 

Working with Anger (2 Days) - £120

We all feel anger, but inappropriate expression of anger can lead to destructive behaviour and have a devastating impact on client's lives. The key areas of this two day course are:

  • Identifying different anger styles
  • Learning the difference between rage (old anger) and 'here and now' anger
  • Creative tools for anger work
  • Skills to express anger healthily

Get in touch with us, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, to learn more about our therapist training and therapy courses.

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