15 Feb 2019

Healthy Employees; Healthy Employer

Healthy Employees; Healthy Employer

Half-day Seminar on Monday 25th February In Swindon

If you are an employer, involved in HR or simply want to know more about Health and Wellness in the workplace, please attend this event. A buffet lunch (with a ‘goody bag’) and the opportunity to network is included.

The Seminar will also include a practical demonstration of ‘mindfulness’

In recent years there has been a drive to address mental health challenges in the workplace;  Key personnel are being trained to recognize the symptoms of mental health issues and how to approach individuals and encourage them to seek help.  Cuts in NHS spending means, however, that help is not always readily available to those who seek help.

Life doesn’t always run smoothly – it has its ups and downs.  We suffer hurt, loss and have fears.  It is well known that some events can cause us to have a breakdown;  Divorce, death, moving house, chronic sickness, losing your job are events that can cause a person to suffer depression.  If, however, we are mentally and emotionally stable we stand less chance of becoming depressed at those difficult times.

Linda Clarke, Mental Health & Relationship Expert experienced such an event 18 month ago when she returned to the UK having lived in South Africa for 34 years.  She ha  d lost a beautiful home, a thriving business and didn’t have sufficient funds to buy a home here.  On top of that her beloved dog suddenly died just 2 weeks after she arrived!

There was a lot that she couldn’t change but during this time she focused her energy on taking responsibility for her mental well-being and ensuring that she didn’t spiral into depression.  In her talk she will explain how she did that using the tools that she will share in her talk.  These are simple steps that everyone can take.

She will:-

  1. Explain the cycle of depression – how it is manifest and what it needs to sustain it.
  2. Demonstrate how we all can take practical steps to enjoy good mental health even during difficult times.
  3. How as a leader you can support staff to be mentally healthy
  4. How it will benefit organizations

Fur full details and book tickets through Eventbrite go to this link

Event Details

24 Apr 2018

conscious uncoupling A Better Way to Break Up

At The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, SN1 1QN      

Tuesday 24th April, 7pm for 7.30pm.

Tickets £20.

Hosted by The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Swindon

Book now online or phone the box office 01793524481

Is someone you know in the midst of a painful breakup or divorce, or still suffering with unresolved grief over a past breakup?  Is it hard for them to cope sometimes?  Are they worried about their children, money, housing?

Most of us know that breakups and divorce can be ugly, with angry emotions festering for months, if not years to come, doing damage to all involved. Come and learn about the powerful process that has helped Gwyneth Paltrow and thousands of others to leave hurt feelings, lingering resentments and painful hangovers from a previous relationship behind so you are free to move forwards with an open, healed heart and be ready to love and be loved in your future.

This coaching process helps separating people leave behind hurt feelings, lingering resentments and painful hangovers from previous relationships and learn how to move forwards with an open, healed heart, ready to love and be loved in the future.

“Conscious Uncoupling™ is a blueprint for separations and breakups that are most known for their bountiful acts of kindness, big-hearted gestures of generousity and goodness, and for the genuine efforts made to do the right thing for the right reasons.” 

Event Details

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Workshop Leader: Katherine Woodward Thomas

Cost £20

Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1QN

Name: Hosted by The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Swindon

Email: The Ticket Office is open for telephone bookings Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Telephone: 01793 524481

2 Jun 2018

Data Protection Information for Therapists

General Data Protection Regulation Workshop  

The GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018.   Are you ready?

Attending a workshop is one way of showing compliance in that you are reviewing how it impacts on you.

Kirstie Adamson will be providing an insight into how the GDPR will impact all therapists, coaching and supervision.   

Kirstie Adamson was a lawyer specialising in family and mental health law for over 15 years. She has contributed to publications such as BACP Therapist and the Court (2005), BACP Recordkeeping and Confidentiality (2008) and Karnac Online Supervision (due to be published later this year)

She has been a counsellor since 1999 and has a private practice in counselling and supervision in which she specialises in working with trauma and adoption. She has an MSc in Counselling and is a qualified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has worked at University of West of England since 1999 counselling students although is currently on sabbatical in order to pursue some writing.

Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 10.30am -1.30pm

Swindon – venue to be advised

Fee £40

For any queries please contact or Heather on 07808776510

To book your place please email

Event Details

Start Time: 10:30 am

End Time: 1:30 pm


Venue to be confirmed

Workshop Leader: Kirstie Adamson

Cost ££40

To book your place please contact:

Name: The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre


Telephone: 01793514550

22 Feb 2018

Infertility Support Group

Approximately One in Six Couples in the UK is Having Problems Conceiving
The Effects of This Can Be Devastating
Couples Often Feel Isolated and Hopeless.

There is a huge lack of awareness and understanding of the emotional impact by anyone who hasn’t been through it, and the only people who can truly empathise are those who have experienced the struggle themselves

People are often really private about having fertility problems and they haven’t told anyone else about the issue. When they attend a support group they may, for the first time ever, find themselves in a room full of people

who all know how it feels not to be able to get pregnant
who all understand the mixed emotions when a friend announces she is expecting a baby
who all dread those questions about when they were going to get round to starting a family.
A Support Group provides an environment of safety and acceptance where individuals can learn skills and resources to empower themselves, share their experiences, discuss advice they have been given and, even sometimes laugh at some of the things that have happened to them along the way. The simple act of coming together can feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders. We know from research that support groups can help people with just about any health problem to feel better (Domar, 2002)

Event Details

Start Time: 7:30 pm

This is a recurring event


The Meadowcroft Community Centre,
Addiston Crescent,
Upper Stratton

(This may change for future meetings)

To book your place and for future dates and location

Name: Linda


Telephone: 07708 961 073

Additional Information:

The group is open to anyone (couples or individuals) who are suffering infertility wherever they are on their journey.

24 Mar 2018

Creating a Crisis Management Plan for Therapists in Private Practice

Who needs a Professional Crisis Plan and Will?

No one, if you are indestructible, never get ill and are going to live forever!!

It is good practice for all therapists who work privately to have a Crisis Management Plan in place in place in case of sudden illness, hospitalisation or death and to choose a nominated person to carry out your wishes.

This informative workshop will help you think about what you need in place when creating your own Personal Crisis Plan.

We will also be covering what you are committing to if asked to be the nominated person for another therapist.

Event Details

Start Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm


The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road

Workshop Leader: Christine Fishlock

Cost £40

To book your place please contact:

Name: Christine Fishlock


Telephone: 01793 514550

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

Join Us

We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

The Therapists

Find a Therapist by the following category using The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre:

Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Adoption - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Attachment issues - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Career Advancement - Childhood - Childhood issues - Children - Co-dependency - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Couples Counselling - Craniosacral Therapy - Crisis - Critical Incident - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Destructive Conflict Patterns - Difficult or challenging boarding school experiences - Difficulties experienced by people of multi-faith - Difficulties with Trust and Commitment - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Driving Test Nerves - Eating Disorders - Emergency Services Counselling/Debriefing - Emotional Abuse - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Exam Nerves - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family issues - Fear - Fertility Massage Therapy - Fitness & Sport Performance - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Homeopathy - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnotherapy - IBS - Identity - Identity & Change - Infertility - Injury - Insecurity - Intimacy - irritability - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Issues relating to Abortion - issues with intimacy - LGBTQ - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Men's issues - Menopause - Military - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - multi-cultural and mixed race backgrounds - Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP - Nutrition - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - online hypnotherapy - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Abuse - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Police Service - Pornography Addiction - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Pre & Post Fatherhood Challenges & Fears - Pre and Post Natal - Pregnancy issues - Presentation Nerves - Psychosexual - Psychosis - Rape - Redundancy - Redundancy and Under achievement and general dissatisfaction in daily life. - Relationships - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Separation and Divorce - Service Veterans - Sexual Abuse - Sexual issues - Shame - Sleep Issues - smoking cessation - - Spiritual issues - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Supporting people affected by a person’s addiction - Telephone Counselling - telephone hypnotherapy - Therapeutic Coaching - Transactional Analysis - Transition into later life - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Yoga - Yoga Nidra - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
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