Professional Development Group – what to expect


We will be using my consulting room in Buxton which can comfortably seat six people.  We will begin with a short check in with each other.  Checking in involves each of us taking a few minutes to say a little about ourselves and sharing any relevant material.  Sometimes we have things happening in our work or personal lives that are significant, and we want to share as a cause of celebration with the group, or there may be difficult things going on that we want to name so that we can then focus on the task of the group for the day.


Having spent some time getting settled with each other, I will then take the agenda for the day.  This means that I will ask each person what they want to work on in that session. Sometimes this might be to bring a client case for discussion,  a piece of theory for further explanation, an ethical dilemma.  For people engaged in exam preparation it might mean support in essay or dissertation writing, practising playing tapes, or exam coaching.  Not everyone will have an agenda item and sometimes people may have more than one. We will prioritise and aim to cover all topics, recognising that sometimes with a particularly full agenda not all items will be answered.

Once the agenda is established we will then move to the topic for the session. Lin will present an article, piece of research or theoretical idea as an input to the group and for discussion for the first hour.  Then we will move to working through the items on the agenda.

There will be time for a 20 minute break and I will provide hot drinks and biscuits.

The group will end as it began with a short check out as each person may wish to say something about their learning for the day.

Think this might be something you would like to include in your approach to your professional development?  Contact me to book your place or for further information.

Professional Development Days

Come and join the Professional Development Days in Buxton offering a dynamic and stimulating experience of learning and thinking  together as a group. Lin will be facilitating the group through a range of CPD and supervision activities.

Structure of the Day

Lin will begin the day’s session by choosing a topic for discussion or training.  This will provide an initial focus for the group.  Attendees are then invited to offer their own topics.  These topics will form the agenda for the remaining time.  Topics for discussion might be supervision of supervision, supervision of clinical work, ethical dilemmas, application of the taught theory to clients, support with exam work, tape and transcripts of work.

Who is it For? 

This CPD day is for practitioners who are most likely post-diploma level and beyond in experience (by negotiation). The group will work across all modalities for counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors.  The focus of the day will be Humanistic and Transactional Analysis.

Costs and Booking

The cost is £70 per session. You are welcome to attend one, some or all dates.
To book your place contact Lin using the contact form below.


Friday 18th May

Friday 29th June

Friday 14th September

Friday 26th October

Friday 7th December

Typical Session : Start at 12.00pm and finish at 4.30pm with a break in the middle
  • Article discussion
  • Theory around a specific subject – e.g. shame, supervision, anger,
  • Application of theory to current client work
  • Clincial supervision pieces, tapes and transcripts
  • Exam and essay help


Come and join a warm and adventurous group that will offer you plenty of mental stimulation and dynamic involvement – adding energy and interest to your practice – and a vehicle for extra supervision.

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Supervising counsellors and therapists

The second of my short videos where I am speaking about how I think about supervision.  Counsellors and therapists who are not yet qualified are at an interesting stage in their development.  They are building experience and working effectively with clients and developing a sense of themselves as a practitioner. In this Vlog I’m describing how I approach supervision, the importance of learning in supervision and the role I take.