Continuous Professional Development Training

Thrive CPD offers an interesting and varied programme of CPD for counsellors and therapists, by two experienced trainers.

When we are looking for CPD, we really want the in person experience. So we make no apologies for offering only in person training ourselves. Our CPD offers value for money and an enjoyable group experience

2024 Programme

Saturday 27th April, Peterborough Working with Clients who Self Harm

You will learn:

  • How and why people self-harm
  • Common misconceptions around self-harm
  • Tools and techniques to use with your clients
  • Signs, symptoms and risks
  • What to do if someone self-harms in session
  • Further resources and signposting

Friday 17th May, Peterborough Introduction to Working with Eating Disorders

You will learn:

  • Signs, symptoms and risks of eating disorders and disordered eating
  • What it is like for the client
  • Tools and techniques to support clients, including experiential learning through working on your own 'food script'
  • Competence and referral
  • Factors in development of eating disorders

Eating disorders are a specialist field of therapy. Your trainers hold 'Master Practitioner' Diplomas from the National Centre for Eating Disorders and are highly experienced in working with this client group.

Saturday 8th June, Peterborough From Counsellor to Coach - Introduction

You will learn:

  • Ways of thinking about the interface between therapy and coaching
  • How coaching could benefit your practice and your clients
  • Ethical and practical considerations of becoming a coach
  • A framework for coaching interventions that you can use straight away

Your trainers hold diplomas in coaching in addition to counselling qualifications, and have extensive experience as coach-therapists. This one day course provides an introduction to coaching for counsellors. It is also a route into the Counsellor to Coach Diploma that will launch in September 2024.

Attendees on the Introduction course will receive a 10% discount on the Diploma price.

Date & location TBC Working with clients with poor body image

You will learn:

  • The roots of body image issues
  • How to work with clients to develop insight into these issues
  • Tools and techniques to support clients in improving their body image
  • The importance of looking at our own body image values and issues

September 2024-April 2025 Counsellor to Coach Diploma

  • This course will be delivered in person over two Friday-Saturday 'weekends' in autumn 2024 plus two Saturdays in 2025 - six days in total.
  • The course meets the requirements of the BACP training curriculum for Coaching
  • Contact me at to register your interest

Prices and Booking

One day courses are £85 and include a six hour CPD certificate and course handbook

The prices for the Counsellor to Coach diploma will be published shortly.

To book, please use the contact form on the Homepage.