Sue Hampson

An Invitation to Apply for
A Day Training Course
For Counsellors>
"Safe to Say"

please note this event has been re-scheduled for the Autumn

This course is for counsellors working with adults who may disclose that they were sexually abused as children.

Course Information

This course is experiential and provides participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in relation to childhood sexual abuse (CSA).  It aims to help counsellors feel more confident, competent and aware, when working with adults who do disclose sexual abuse. It includes raising awareness of abuse of males, challenges parent survivors face and links with abuse and post - natal depression. The course explores the effects of CSA on survivors and allows time for reflection and exploring the impact of this work and how we look after ourselves.

The course includes the following themes:

  • · What is sexual abuse?
  • · The continuum of abuse
  • · The effects of sexual abuse
  • · What survivor’s value
  • · Issues that get in the way for workers
  • · Documentary films - Male and female survivors talking about their experience
  • · Exploring how we do respond
  • · Looking after yourself working with sexual abuse.
Delivered by Sue Hampson link here

Date : re-scheduled for Autumn 2019
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue:  Edinburgh TBC
Cost: Early bird £70 if paid by 11th May, thereafter £80

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Mike Moss

Mike Moss - 'The Gift We Are Thirsting For; An exploration of the therapeutic relationship'

‘When I am in a therapeutic space with a client, regardless of age or stage or whatever may be going on for them, life is always flowing through them and flowing through me. I can experience that we are both connected at some level by this flow, and I can ask myself how I may be able to connect to this flow. Perhaps something new will emerge from even just holding this question in mind, as I prepare to meet every client.’

Moss M (2018) ‘COSCA Journal of Counselling in Scotland.’ Summer 2018

‘When I experience dadirri, I am made whole again. I can sit on the riverbank or walk through the trees; even if someone close to me has passed away, I can find my peace in this silent awareness.’  Miriam Rose Ungunmer (1988) link here

This experiential workshop is both an exploration and celebration of the potential for healing and growth in the therapeutic relationship. It is intended to help our clients move more freely in the world. Participants will be invited to share their own psychotherapeutic practice and there will be some active and reflective time to welcome different ways of knowing. As well as considering Rogers core conditions and ‘dadirri’ an Aboriginal way of being, there is also the possibility we may discover our own patterns of growth and change in more tangible forms.

Mike Moss:  has 35 years’ experience working with Children and families in Scotland and has trained in Youth and Community Work, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Clinical Supervision. He works full time as a counsellor with West Lothian Council, working with young people up to the 25 years old. He enjoys writing and presenting and has a small private practice offering supervision to counsellors at his home in Edinburgh. His experiential workshops have been described as passionate, lively and inspiring.   He can be contacted at

Date: Saturday 7th September 2019
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue:  Edinburgh TBC
Cost: Early bird £70 if paid by 3rd August, thereafter £80

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