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  

Date of the remaining option (on Zoom)

Saturday 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

The booking system is hosted on the ‘Baptists Together’ website.  It has been upgraded since last year to make the layout more straightforward.  Please follow this shortcut link - not the name of an actual webpage -

Refund policy 
If there are spaces available on a different date,
your booking can be transferred at your request.  

If your booking cannot be transferred to a date that suits you: 
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 2022

26 February 2022 Workshop 

"Information sent out in advance was clear, timely and useful"

"A very affirming workshop ... I felt very encouraged"

"Well balanced and a great introduction to the subject matter"

"Presented clearly and in a non-judgmental way" 

"The workshop surpassed my expectations" 

30 April 2022 Workshop

"Just right for a full-day training"

"A very comprehensive sweep of the subject"

"An experienced and compassionate trainer"

"The breaks were of a good length and well placed"

"More confident now in helping clients in this area, and clearer about the nature of addiction"

Feedback from 2021 Workshops:  The facilitator was Tricia McIlroy
and the title was 'Beliefs, Boundaries and Buffers' 

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"

16 October 2021 Workshop 

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

"Good balance of teaching, interaction and being part of a small group"

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"