No events planned, currently; we will post details here when we are next hosting an event/training.


February 2019 – Zoe Lodrick MSc BA Hons UKCP – Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexualised Trauma attendees considered the neurobiology of threat; how neurobiology can help therapists understand what gets ‘re-enacted’ in theraputic work; how and why people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation; and what the psychology of the offender does to the psychology of the victim.

May 2017 – Christiane Sanderson BSc MSc – The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space attendees examined the nature and complex dynamics of shame, how it manifests in both counsellor and client, and its role in attacks on self and others … “One of the best workshops I’ve attended in the last year”; “I really hope you are able to invite Christiane back soon – I would definitely attend”; “Great day, and well organised too”; “I have been to a number of SWCTS CPD events now, and am always impressed by the quality, relevance and cost-effectiveness you are able to achieve”.

December 2015 – Peter Jenkins, Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Manchester – “Counselling Records as Evidence: a participative workshop”. Attendees examined key aspects of the law relating to confidentiality, data protection and record keeping through case material scenarios and group discussion. Attendees noted: ‘Very informative and all relevant’; ‘This training helps to update my knowledge and will improve my practice as a supervisor’; ‘I feel much more knowledgeable and confident, invaluable for my private practice’; ‘I will cascade this knowledge to colleagues, reconsider my own recording style, and be more aware as a supervisor’; ‘I will revisit my note-taking – no more second sets’; ‘Back at our service we will look at writing robust policies, have greater awareness about record keeping, edit client contracts to include consent to keep records, and inform clients how long records will be kept’.

July 2015 – Margaret Landale UKCP AHBP CABP – “Attuning to the Traumatised Body: exploring embodied and therapeutic resources” Margaret Landale is Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy and delivers workshops and training nationally on somatisation, complex trauma and embodied empathy. This workshop offered participants an opportunity to reflect deeply on the complex dynamics and processes encountered when working with trauma or abuse issues. Attendees wholly endorsed the training noting that “Margaret seemed very good at valuing and using what individuals brought to the workshop”, “I really appreciated the depth of her knowledge”, “There was great variety – input, sharing, experiential work”, “Shared experiences of ‘bodily resources’ was really useful”.

October 2013 – Babette Rothschild MSW LCSW – “Mindfulness and Trauma”

Babette Rothschild is the author of five books including The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment and 8 Keys of Safe Trauma Recovery. The workshop focused on the role of mindfulness in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, weaving theory and practice into solid practice. Attendees noted that they felt confident and able to incorporate the ideas and methods explored in the workshop in their own practice.

June 2013 – Professor Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych BPC delivered a workshop on “Working with Complex Cases: a Systemic Attachment Psychoanalytic Model”.

Professor Holmes is the author of The Search for the Secure Base and Exploring in Security. The workshop focused on the extreme difficulty experienced by people who attract a diagnosis of BPD in giving up self-defeating behaviours, and explored the therapeutic conditions in which change is possible. Attendees said they found it inspiring, relevant to their practice and would welcome the opportunity to attend further workshops hosted by Professor Holmes.

April 2013 – ‘In conversation with Susie Orbach’ – an evening (hosted in conjunctin with the University of Sheffield) with the renowned psychoanalyst and writer, author of the classic “Fat is a Feminist Issue”.


Lifespan Integration (LI) – a technique developed in the USA which promotes rapid healing for people who have been through traumatic experiences. In 2011 and 2012 SWCTS facilitated both basic and advanced training in LI – attended by around 30 professionals from the UK and Europe, along with our own staff. LI training is usually delivered only in the USA and a couple of European cities so we were very proud to be able to host the training here in Sheffield. We have also hosted follow-up sessions for practitioners to get together and share their experiences of using LI.

Ongoing trainingcontact us if you are interested:

Burnout and Vicarious Traumatisation – supporting those who work with victims of trauma.

Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse – supporting those who work with survivors to understand how they are affected, and to understand the effects on those who work with survivors.