McCoCo 2019

Type of Event: 

Come to McCoCo 2019

Four Day Residential:
Thursday 2 May 6 pm to Monday 6 May 3 pm

Wiston Lodge

At the 20th anniversary of McCoCo in 2018 Janpieter Hoogma stepped down as organiser.

... a BIG thank-you from us to Janpieter for his energy, enthusiasm and focus which helped this event to thrive until now.

So many people wanted the annual event to continue that several people have formed the new organisers’ team: the event is well supported and has sound financial backing.


We all love coming to the beautiful venue at Wiston Lodge for this annual co-counselling residential, and we hope you’ll join us in spring next year to co-create another great experience together.

The full advert will appear soon, and for the moment… SAVE THE DATE: May 2nd – 6th 2019.



We are delighted to offer the McCoCo 2019 residential workshop. We are offering this exciting, international, challenging, supportive, fun space from Thursday evening 2 May to Monday 6 May. This will be the 21st McCoCo residential workshop. The Monday is a Bank Holiday for everyone in the UK.​

We have booked again the wonderful venue 25 miles from Edinburgh called Wiston Lodge. It is a magnificent 19th century Lodge house, set in its own extensive wooded grounds. There are several spaces suitable for different kinds of workshops including a hall for dancing and a big room for the opening circles. For more pictures of the venue, click here.

The workshop program is open and will be created by McCoCo's participants at the spot. Anyone can offer a co-counselling workshop or ask for a topic group, massage, meditation and indeed anything what makes your and other people's heart sing. As well as participating in workshops and support groups or simply having co-counselling sessions you can choose to enjoy dancing, chatting with people from overseas in front of a log fire, walking in the lovely grounds or up the nearby Tinto hill etc.

Click here to find out how some people experienced McCoCo.


New to Co-Counselling?
We extend an especially warm welcome to Co-Counsellors who have recently completed Core Training Fundamentals or who have not been to an event like this before. This event provides an opportunity for you to meet Co-Counsellors from throughout the UK and beyond. We will offer a workshop at the beginning of the workshop to help eveyone settle in to the event.

Feeling rusty...?
No problem, the only requirements for having sessions is to be able

  • to give your free, aware caring attention to your client
  • to refuse to enter into a session contract or to give a suggestion if you don't want to
  • to keep confidentiality

If you are able to do this, you will very quickly remember again what you have learnt earlier in Co-Counselling, especially when you experience the support, freedom and encouragement that McCoCo has on offer.

Scotland too far away or McCoCo difficult to travel to...?
We can possibly offer accommodation with Co-Counsellors in Edinburgh before and after McCoCo. 



Enquiries about food, travel, booing and everything else.... contact details will appear soon.

We are looking forward to seeing you at McCoCo 2019

Bye for now,

Chris, Kate, Margaret, Mick, Nigel, Richard and Sarah

Sarah Horsfall (bookings)
Chris Beale (bedroom allocation; joining instructions)
Kate Golten (food, diets)
Margaret Christie (co-ordination of accommodation requests in Scotland for before and after the event; co-ordination of travel by public transport from Edinburgh)
Mick Drury (co-ordination of lifts; any other general enquiries)
Nigel Bruce (website)
Richard Mills (publicity; liaison with venue)

Event Dates
Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 18:00 to Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 15:00
Wiston Lodge
Millrig Road
Wiston, nr Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01899-850 288
Lanarkshire GB
Travel Information

Info coming soon...


The general diet is vegetarian. However, special diet requests are often possible. You can mention your dietary requests on the (electronic) booking form. You can also contact Kate Golten 0117 939 0310 or 079 2048 8570

Sleeping accommodation

At the moment we can offer camping, single sex or mixed rooms for 4-10 people. When we have at least 40 participants we can also use the cabins. Each can have two couples.

Contact us if you have special accommodation needs.

McCoCo will be a drug and alcohol free workshop.

Money matters

Costs of attending: 

We'll be setting prices soon, but already we are fairly confident we can offer the same prices as last year, which were as follows:

Early Bird before 1 March 2018 Prices
£125 £135
Single room In house*
Double room In house*
Cabin room couples*
Cabin room for one*
Attendance McCoCo with
Bed(&Breakfast) further afield *
* if available. 


... to be confirmed soon.
Bursaries may be available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at McCoCo itself, or earlier if we know the overall financial picture.

We welcome Donations to enable other people to attend.

Payment arrangements
  • Pay a £50 deposit to secure your place.
  • Pay from your on-line bank account to
    Sortcode:coming soon     Account: coming soon    
  • Make a cheque payable to McCoCo-CCI
    and send it to Sarah Horsfall (address coming soon).
Registration / Booking Information

Please book as early as you can! That way you can secure your place before the event sells out, and help us secure the event.

  • You will be able to book here on-line! soon:.....Click the 'Register' tab.. :)
  • To see the Register tab and register on-line you need to be logged in.
  • Or print attached Booking form and return it by post

Receipt of a £50 deposit or full payment per person, plus your printed or on-line booking form is acceptance of a booking.

Please send a stamped addressed envelope (S.A.E.) if you require confirmation of receipt of your deposit. Further details will be sent before the workshop.

Refunds are made at our discretion.

Contact Information

Contact details coming soon...

Sarah Horsfall (bookings)
Chris Beale (bedroom allocation; joining instructions)
Kate Golten (food, diets) 0117 939 0310 / 079 2048 8570
Margaret Christie (co-ordination of accommodation requests in Scotland for before and after the event; co-ordination of travel by public transport from Edinburgh)
Mick Drury (co-ordination of lifts; any other general enquiries)
Nigel Bruce (website)
Richard Mills (publicity; liaison with venue)