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'Bicycle Wheel to Bedspring'

a weekend with


Carol Jolliffe


6th and 7th June 2020


About Carol Jolliffe...

Carol has worked for Child and Family Training since 2000 and is accredited as a trainer for the range of assessment and intervention tools. She has trained for Child and Family Training in a range of social care and health settings in UK, Ireland, Egypt, Cyprus, Sweden, Germany and Hong Kong. She is currently involved in developing their family work focused training courses. She has worked with children and families in social work and children’s mental health services since 1979. She qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has worked as a practitioner and manager in children’s residential and community settings, including a duty and assessment service and a national therapeutic residential resource. Carol additionally trained as a family therapist (and is also a qualified systemic supervisor) as part of her move to children’s mental health services. She now works as a consultant systemic psychotherapist and as clinical lead for family therapy in an NHS Trust. She has a private clinical practice, offering family therapy and assessments for prospective adopters and foster carers. She teaches on family therapy and clinical psychology training courses for the Tavistock Centre and Canterbury Christchurch University.


About the weekend...


Carol will facilitate a two-day interactive workshop focusing on the development of systemic skills and approaches for application in counselling practice.  An introduction to a range of systemic ideas and models will be provided, including Karl Tomm's Interventive Interviewing, solution focused practice, working with genograms and using contexts creatively.  Carol will share relevant examples from her own practice, but the emphasis will be on participants practising and developing skills for use in their own work.  There will be opportunity for participants to discuss their own cases and to consider how learning from the workshop may be applied.


The workshop will use presentations, dvd material, small and large group exercises and (hopefully!) lively discussion!



The location...


The Green House, 45 Thomas Street,

Bristol BS2 9LJ


The cost...                       Non-members - £160;  Members - £140;  Trainees - £70



Last details...                 light refreshments will be provided including some gluten and nut free


 For further details please contact us at:







Hello! Trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists and qualified Supervisors

Are you a qualified supervisor (in Wiltshire, Somerset or Devon)who would be interested in becoming an approved supervisor for trainees on placement in GP surgeries with us?  We would like to hear from you.  For further information please contact us at:

We are recruiting trainees at Diploma Level or above who would like to be considered for a counselling placement in GP surgeries across

Somerset (surgeries waiting for trainees)


Wiltshire (surgeries waiting for trainees)


East Devon (surgeries waiting for trainee)




       Selection Days are held on the 2nd Saturday every month

       Induction Days are held on the 3rd Saturday every 2 months


Selection Days:


                                                   14 March

                                                    Easter Holiday

                                                     9 May

                                                  13 June

                                                  11 July  West Pennard

                                                    8 August

                                                 12 September

                                                 10 October

                                                 14 November (? West Pennard)

                                                 12 December

Induction Days:


                                                21 March

                                                16 May

                                                18 July

                                                19 September

                                                21 November


All Induction days are held at

8, Middle Street, Taunton, TA1 1RT

Most Selection days are also held in Middle Street, 2 dates (tbc) will be held in West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset



 Selection Days run with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 places and further details will be sent to those that book nearer to the date

Induction Days run with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 trainees who have been selected for placement

 For further details please contact us at:






Donations are always hugely appreciated to support the Community work of the Collective

If you would like to make a donation this can be done by BACS into:

NatWest Bank Account - A/C no 75225476 - Sort Code 60-23-06 - A/C name Counsellors' Collective South West LLP