Churches Ministerial Counselling Service

CPD Workshops

Over the last twenty years, CMCS has established itself as a prime provider of continuing professional development training which focuses on issues and needs in ministers and their families.

Each year we arrange a Saturday Workshop, repeated on several dates to enable as many as possible to attend.

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.

Workshops in 2022

Our facilitator will be Peter Watts and the title is : 

Working with Sex and Pornography Addiction
- as it relates to church leaders and their spouses and families 

Peter is a qualified counsellor specialising in working with compulsive sexual behaviours, sex and pornography addictions. He works both privately
and as a Senior Associate Therapist for the Laurel Centre and also runs 
sex addiction recovery groups and workshops  

Dates - these will all be held online (on Zoom)

26 February 2022

26 March 2022

30 April 2022

21 May 2022
15 October 2022

Cost for participating in an online Workshop

£80 for counsellors on the CMCS Register; £90 for counsellors who are not on the CMCS Register

Refund policy: If there are spaces available on a different date, your booking can be transferred.  If not:

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 if we need not be waiting for you to join us 

Feedback from recent Workshops:  Our 2021 Workshops had the title
'Beliefs, Boundaries and Buffers' - the facilitator was Tricia McIlroy - 
an additional date was added in November due to high demand

Feedback from 15 May 2021 Workshop 

 "The information that came out beforehand was excellent" 

"One of the most useful events I’ve attended over the past 12 months"

 "It was my first CMCS workshop - found it useful and supportive"

Feedback from 16 October 2021 Workshop 

"Immersion for the whole day, but spaces to breathe & refuel"

"Clear information provided about how the workshop would run online"

"Well prepared and delivered in a way that was refreshing and easy to understand"

"Good balance of teaching, interaction and being part of a small group.… Looking forward to the next one"

Feedback from 20 November 2021 Workshop 

"The pre-workshop papers are helpful and were sent in good time"

"The course material was relevant, the time boundaries were well kept and the whole day felt ‘contained’ in a good way"

"It helped orientate me to working with church leaders"

"The hosts were warm and inclusive"