Working Creatively with Families

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

Time: 9.30am until 4.30pm

Location:  The Counselling and Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9RP

Helena Hodgson. Dip.Therapeutic Counselling. Post Grad Cert in Therapy with Children and Families. Registered MBACP
Helena has over 15 years of experience of working with children, young people and families in a variety of roles including Police Schools Liaison Officer, Youth and Community Liaison Officer and working in pastoral care in a pupil referral unit for key stage 3 and 4 young people. Helena created the ‘Safer Stranger Safer Buildings’ code and trialled it locally, with it gaining acclaim from national children’s charities. Helena works with individuals, families and CYP. Helena is the Family Counsellor at CFC.

Who is the course for?
This course will suit anyone who already has a basic understanding and experience of the counselling process and also has experience of working with CYP. This will help to improve the understanding, knowledge and experience of those wishing to work with family groups. This 1 day workshop is designed to be part of the full 7 Day Families Programme offered over the year. It is also suitable as a ‘stand alone’ day, with a focus helping practitioners to engage with every member in a family group, the particular emphasis being on working creatively with a range of family members.

Aim of course
Following completion of this day you will have an understanding of:

  • Touching the inner child in each of us
  • A range of creative techniques to suit the needs of different ages of family members
  • Ideas of differing types of group work which can be used in sessions such as family sculpt, role play, free play etc
  • Directive or non-directive play?
  • The suggested basic ‘tool kit essentials’ required to work creatively with families

Continuing Professional Development hours   7 hours

Cost:   £130
Non-invoice bookings: 25% of the total cost is payable on booking to secure a place.
The remaining 75% is payable 14 days before the start of the course. Deposit non-refundable.
Cheque: please make payable to The Counselling & Family Centre. Card: please telephone 0161 941 7754 to make a card payment. BACS payment – HSBC: Account Name: The Counselling and Family Centre Sort Code: 400822.
Account No: 61715429.
Invoice Only: please give details of whom & where to send to. Full payment required to secure booking. 75% refundable in cases of cancellation if cancelled more than 14 days before course date.

Tea and coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch
For further information or to book the course please call: 0161 941 7754 or email: