Professional development courses

At The Grove, we are interested in supporting personal and professional development. Indeed, we believe that these two areas are linked.  So we offer a range of courses in central London.  Some are intended as continuous professional development (CPD) for counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches and psychologists. Others are specialist trainings in particular fields. All our courses equip you with enhanced awareness and communication skills which bring the capability for increased professional or professional effectiveness.

Contact us now to discuss the kind of training you may be considering for yourself or your organisation, or email us on:

Diploma in integrative supervision

This training offers counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and those in the helping professions the opportunity to develop therapeutic supervisory skills. The course is run on a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary basis. We recognise that nowadays supervisors may be supervising practitioners from different theoretical backgrounds from their own, particularly in organisational contexts. So our approach in this training is integrative – including a range of models and supervision concepts – while upholding the existing framework and background of each course participant.

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Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills

This is a post-qualification training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills. It is a part-time structured programme of 6 days, taught over three weekends across a three-month period, providing an opportunity for practitioners to integrate CBT concepts and techniques with their existing theoretical background and way of working.

Click here to read more about the CBT course.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Trauma & PTSD

Designed for qualified counsellors or psychotherapists who wish to deepen their skills by adopting a systematic approach to working with trauma clients. This programme is ground-breaking in the UK and is taught by an internationally-renowned specialist in trauma reprocessing – Lucia Hall.

Click here to read more about the Traumatology training.

This course will also be running for the first time in Dublin, from May 2014.

Click here to read more about the Dublin trauma training.

CPD workshop – Introduction to Couple Work: 1st & 2nd March 2014

Cabby Laffy facilitates this 2-day CPD workshop as an introduction to couple counselling for therapists who are already practising with individual clients. Cabby brings to this workshop her experience of teaching a 2-year diploma course is psychosexual and relationship therapy, as well as her knowledge as a published writer on sex and relationships. The CPD is endorsed by BACP and COSRT.

Click here to read more about this CPD workshop.


Bespoke in-house courses

Sometimes organisations approach The Grove to run a tailored programme in-house at their own premises for their own teams. We are happy to discuss your requirements and tailor a programme according to your brief. Please email Sarah Briggs, Training Director, at  or call her on 07973 36851207973 368512.

If you’d like to stay informed when dates are announced or would like to suggest a topic to be included in the series, email us on:

Alternatively, if you are a trainer or facilitator who’d like to run a workshop with The Grove, please get in touch with Sarah Briggs at to discuss your idea.

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Private Heathcare

Your insurer could pay for your counselling at The Grove – we are registered with the major health insurance companies. We’ll explain how to gain authorisation, so the bills go directly to your insurer.

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