In this foundations course you will learn and practice the 21 core techniques of peer to peer counselling (co-counselling). 

Upon completing the training you will become part of the local and international network of co-counsellors  (Co-Counselling International - CCI) with whom you can continue regular co-counselling sessions for free. 

Practicing co-counselling empowers you to become your own leader and relate honestly and with compassion to yourself and those around you. Co-counselling can also be thought of as relationship counselling - it's about learning to nourish all relationships in our lives; from our relationship with ourselves, to our relationships with friends, families, lovers, colleagues, and with the world at large.

This course will be facilitated by Kathleen Cassidy who has led trainings across the UK. Here are some quotes from people who have completed recent co-counselling trainings with her:

''This course has been challenging and important for me. It has opened up a whole new world of possibility in terms of what counselling is. I loved the reciprocal nature of the course and found it much more useful than traditional counselling'.

‘‘Within a 10 minute co-counselling session, I was to my surprise able to access the buried grief about my dead father, something that was previously not possible in a £75/h therapy sessions.’

''The quality of Kathleen's teaching was fantastic, and the course was enhanced by the regular support by teachers with over 20 years' experience. I got a lot out of the techniques almost immediately, and think co-counselling (as well as advocating independence and self-reliance) offers a route to important experiences that might take months of therapy.''

The course will take place over 10 online classes between 10.30am-12.30pm and will run over the Wednesday mornings outlined below in the Autumn of 2020. Please note there is also an evening course running in the autumn and you can find more details of that here:

Event Dates
Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30
Money matters
Costs of attending: 

Places are priced according to the following sliding scale:

£50 - Unemployed

£95- Annual income of approx 10K per year:

£125- Annual income of approx 15K per year

£150 - Annual income of approx 20K per year

£175- Annual income of approx 25K per year

£200 - Annual income of approx 30K per year

Add £10 to the suggested cost per extra £1000 in annual income after 30K.

Payment arrangements

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All people welcome.

Registration / Booking Information

To apply for the course, please fill in this form asap

Places are limited and previous trainings have booked up, so it’s recommended to apply soon to increase chances of getting a place.

It is advisable to speak with people who live in your area to see if anyone else is also interested in doing this training. That is because it is preferable to have someone locally that you could practice co-counselling sessions with in person. Whilst you will practice co-counselling remotely with other participants on the training via telephone/video cal, it would be ideal to have another person/people in your area to do sessions with in person as well. It does not matter if you know the other person/people in your area. You can practice co-counselling with people you know, as well as those you don’t.

Contact Information

If you have any questions you can contact the trainer, Kathleen, by email on cocounselling [dot] training [at] gmail [dot] com or tel: 07871955394.