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Counselling - Clients Experiencing Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Day of week:
Real time Online
Level 1
09:30 - 16:30
1 week

This course is designed for Counsellors or student Counsellors or health practitioners who want to learn more about supporting clients who have suffered from trauma or PTSD.

By the end of the course students will:
• be able to recognise the symptoms of trauma and PTSD
• know what causes PTSD
• know what happens in the brain during a traumatic incident
• have learnt practical interventions when working with this client group
• understand the issue of forgiveness
• know how to keep safe as a Counsellor working with this client group

This course is not appropriate for somebody currently suffering with PTSD and is not a replacement for personal therapy.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Hilary McNair

Hilary’s passion for counselling has led her to qualify in this subject at honours degree level. Her ten plus years of counselling experience has included building up a private practice where she sees individuals and couples for a wide variety of issues and has previously worked with women affected by domestic abuse. She is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is also qualified to counsel children and young people. Hilary holds a diploma in Counselling Supervision, which she draws upon to supervise other practising counsellors.

Her approach is integrative and relational. She has a special interest in gestalt theory, working with PTSD and in working with spirituality in the counselling room. You can find out more about her work here: Hilary has over 30 years of teaching experience in a mixture of primary and adult education. She holds an honours degree in Education. She passionately enjoys creatively planning and delivering courses and has done this for a variety of organisations. She endeavours to make the
delivery as experiential and exciting as possible. Her love of coming alongside people in their personal development is a highly motivating factor in both her counselling and her teaching. She sees relationship as being at the heart of both aspects of her work.

View all courses taught by Hilary McNair here

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

At the start of the course you will be asked to fill in a form about your current knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.

What do I need to have with me?

Please bring a notepad and pen.

What can I do next?

This course can be an add-on to a Counselling course or qualification you have already committed to or completed or you may already be a Counsellor and wish to learn more about this aspect. Other Counselling CPD day courses will be available across Kent to add to your portfolio of skills or specialism - see

What do I need to join the course

Some proven or learnt Counselling Skills are essential for this course

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Real time Online
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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code CAN/89607/J/NC.

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