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CPD Workshops for Counsellors

For over fifteen years CMCS has established itself as a prime provider of counsellor in-service training which focuses on issues and needs in ministers and their families.


Each year from Autumn to Spring we arrange presentations of a Saturday workshop in different locations around the country - in alphabetical order these are Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester, and York.


These Workshops are open to all interested counsellors, but with a priority booking period and reduced fee for those who are members of the CMCS Register of Counsellors.


Current Workshops


For 2019 to 2020 we are looking at Recognising Spiritual Abuse : What is it, what should you look out for,

and what helps with recovery? The facilitator is Gillie Jenkinson. The automated bookings system can be found at - please note, this is a shortcut, not the name of an actual webpage.   Bookings are currently closed.


The dates and venues are:

30 Nov 2019 – Birmingham - Carrs Lane Church

8 Feb 2020 – Exeter – South Street Baptist Church

7 March 2020 – York – St Bede’s Pastoral Centre

4 April 2020 – Manchester – Luther King House - postponed until further notice

9 May 2020 – London - Wesley’s Chapel - postponed until further notice

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Feedback from Nov 2019 Workshop


"Very useful, drawing a lot of threads together"

"The Workshop exceeded my expectations"


Feedback from previous Workshops


The Nov 2018 to May 2019 Workshops were on God in the Room: Issues surrounding faith dynamics. The facilitator was Rachel Hudson.  Here are some of the feedback comments received from counsellors who attended:  


"I didn’t know what to expect - I hadn’t been to a CMCS workshop before.

It was lovely, very comprehensive in scope and reflective."


"It was a very positive experience of connection, information and reflection on faith and therapy issues."


"Encouraged, refreshed, inspired. Thank you."



Cost including lunch:

£115 for counsellors on the CMCS Register; £125 for counsellors not on the CMCS Register


Closing dates:                                              

4 weeks before each Workshop, or earlier if all places are filled


Refund policy:

100% if you need to cancel more than a month ahead, 50% if between a month and a fortnight ahead.

If you find yourself unable to attend less than 2 weeks before a Workshop, or on the day, sorry but no refund; however, please do let us know, for catering reasons.