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Some of our past training themes have explored loneliness, disability, dying, money in the counselling relationship, sleep disorders, autism, safeguarding and trauma. All our training topics are chosen for their relevance to our client group. The feedback we have received from participants has been consistently positive.

SAGE Counselling Training Day

SAGE Counselling Training Days

Forthcoming workshops at The Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX 

From 10 am to 1 pm

10th November 2018   Making the most of supervision by Mary Ashwin and Lynn Bertram.

Supervision is recognised as a valuable and necessary resource. This workshop will explore the contributions and responsibilities of both supervisors and supervisees, but will focus primarily on how the supervisee can best benefit and contribute creatively to the supervisory process.

Mary Ashwin trained as a Medical Social Worker and practiced in hospital and Social Service settings, before becoming a lecturer in social work and Course Leader at Southampton Institute, now Southampton Solent University. She is a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working in private practice as well as supervising in several voluntary counselling organisations. She is Counselling Co-Ordinator for Sage Counselling.

Lynn qualified in 1994 and worked as a counsellor within the NHS until November 2015, initially as Practice Counsellor at Steyning Health Centre and then as a Counsellor and Supervisor with Time to Talk. Lynn runs her private Counselling and Supervision practice from home. She qualified as a Supervisor in 2011 and in addition to supervising for Sage, she supervises for other agencies within the voluntary sector. Lynn offers Reflective Practice to staff within several organisations who deliver healthcare.

2nd March 2019           Brief and long term therapy: A change of pace and focus by Lynn Bertram and Mary Ashwin.

11th May 2019             AGM at 9.30 followed by lecture of Dementia by Paul Devonshire at 10 am.

22nd June 2019           Working with Anger. A response to age and disability by Mary Ashwin and Lynn Bertram.

9th November 2019    Endings. The impact on the therapist.


See information below to book your place on either of these dates.

Tea and Coffee are served. 

The training sessions are held at The Friends’ Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX at from 10 am to 1 pm

Please note there is no long term parking in Priory Road. The nearest long term car parking is at Northgate, Chichester, PO19 6AA.

The training sessions are mandatory for SAGE Counselling team members at a subsidised cost of £5 per person.

Attendance certificates for continued professional development (CPD) will be issued at the end of the training.

Counsellors and psychotherapists from outside SAGE Counselling are welcome to attend at a cost of £25. Please contact Margaret Hambrook on 07585 141 599 or

A home counselling service for adults with limited mobility

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