24th April 2017

Our Emotional Wellbeing Two Day Course takes place in Taunton, Somerset on the 1st to 2nd July  and in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on the 22nd to 23rd July.  Each day runs from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm. The total cost for the two days is £120. This course is open to everyone.

This is an interactive , experiential learning course which provides an understanding of how our emotions impact on our daily lives and relationships. It gives practical support to help develop self-confidence, understand our needs and improve the quality of our relationships. This understanding enables us better to manage our lives effectively. 

More details can be found by clicking the links below.

Emotional Wellbeing Course Flyer Taunton

Emotional Wellbeing Course Flyer Cheltenham

To book your place or for more information , please email Jenny Procter, Training Co-ordinator. 

26th March 2017

Our 2017 Annual AGM and Conference has just taken place at the Hilton Puckrup Hotel, Tewkesbury.

Our two speakers were from First Person Plural, a charity who raise awareness and work on behalf of those affected by the often misunderstood complex trauma condition known as Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID ) . More information on their work can be found here 

Their presentation utilised written material, audio visual and role play. It stimulated a great deal of discussion amongst our audience,  which gave us all more clarity and a  greater understanding  of this condition. They succeeded in bringing an interesting , informative and clear picture into the way that lives can be challenged by this.

As always we valued spending time networking with our colleagues and non members alike. 

Annual Conference 2017

Our AGM and Annual Conference takes place on Sunday 26th March 2017 at the Hilton Puckrup Hotel, Tewkesbury.  Presenting at this event will be First Person Plural.  The day will carry 6 hours CPD.  For further details contact

First Person Plural (FPP) specialises in working for and on behalf of all those affected by Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and similar complex trauma-related dissociative identity conditions. These similar conditions include type 1 Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS), and a type of Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD) which is described as DID-like. DID itself is sometimes referred to by the older and less accurate term of Multiple Personalities.

Established in 1997, FPP remains the only national membership charity which focuses exclusively on these frequently unrecognised and misunderstood conditions. The complex dissociative identity conditions are common in those who have experienced protracted repeated trauma, of a severe or extreme nature, that started in early childhood. The associated trauma is usually childhood abuse, (sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual) and/or neglect, but may be other childhood trauma, e.g. recurrent invasive medical procedures; prolonged or repeated illness of a parent or other primary caregiver.

NCS Quality Mark for our Foundation level

Our Diploma level in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling is accredited by the National Counselling Society.   We are very pleased to announce that our Foundation level, which is the first part of the Diploma training, has now been given the NCS Quality Mark.


Our latest CPD Day – Exploring the inner landscape through colour, led by Karin Jarmin was a really experiential and informative day.  Participants learned some useful tools to use in their therapeutic practice as well as some interesting concepts with the use of colour.

Emotional Wellbeing Course

We run this two day, experiential course, according to demand, at the Isbourne Holistic  Centre, Cheltenham.

This course is for anyone who would like to better understand their emotional needs, develop self-confidence and improve the quality of their relationships.  In a safe and supportive environment we look at such things as fear, anger, conflict, relationships, stress –  how these affect our lives and what we can do about it.

The cost for the two days is £120.

Email: for further information and to book your place.

 10th April 2016

Our Annual Conference took place on Sunday 10th April 2016 at the Hilton Puckrup Hotel in Tewkesbury.  Our facilitator for this day was Gerry Pyves, author, trainer and therapist who will deliver an experiential day on The Fairy Tale Process.  Visit Gerry’s website to find out more about him and his work .

The day was thoroughly enjoyable – it was lovely to catch up with our emotional therapeutic counselling colleagues and to meet new therapists.  The content of the day was delivered by Gerry in a very well-prepared and engaging way with much audience participation.  The Fairy Tale process seems very well aligned with our modality and the day provided us with much opportunity to learn more about this process and use the concept in our own work.

The story in key points
The story in key points










16th November 2015

We are really pleased to be launching today our new website on which we hope you will find all you need to know.  No doubt we will be adding and changing things along the way as it beds in, and if you would like to see anything added or have any suggestions then let us know.

12th November 2015

We are very pleased to announce the dates of our next Annual Conference.

Our Annual Conference will take place on Sunday 10th April 2016 at the Hilton Puckrup Hotel in Tewkesbury.  Our facilitator for this day is Gerry Pyves, author, trainer and therapist who will deliver an experiential day on The Fairy Tale Process.  The message is ‘Your life is a Fairy Tale – you wrote it, you can change it’. Visit Gerry’s website to find out more about him and his work .

Please contact for further details.

10th November 2015

We are now taking bookings for the next Foundation Level training course which will start in March 2016. Courses will be held in Cheltenham, and in West Dorset/East Devon. For enquiries and bookings, please see our Counsellor Training pages  for further information and contact details.  We also have Foundation Level course dates beginning October 2016.