Inspire CPD For Therapists

Specialist Training and CPD in Nottingham & the East Midlands for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

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2021 - still on Zoom for now. But we know how to make it fabulous!

Spring is here! Hope is gently edging it's way in...

We've just scheduled course dates for the year, see our course details page to see what you might be interested.

All workshops remain on Zoom up until June. Then we've got a new course for supervisors CREATING TRANSFORMATIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN SUPERVISION on 9th July 2021 which is scheduled to be at our venue in Nottingham.

Whether via zoom or in the room all our courses offer informative, inspirational training at a great price. We've 99.9% positive feedback on our zoom courses.

  • Great content
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Meet up with other therapists
  • Practical experiential learning

    “I was worried it’d be a whole day of Powerpoint and I’d get bored and lose interest. But the way you did it using breakout rooms and different activities it was so interesting and enjoyable – it was great!”

  • Courses in spring 2021

    Courses in spring remain on Zoom.....

    26th April 2021 - "Working with Grief & Loss - with a focus on Covid & the pandemic"
    We're amending this course to reflect how the pandemic has brought loss into everyone's life and the varied ways in which this may be felt.

    17th May 2021 - "Understanding Low Self-Esteem: a practical & experiential workshop"
    One of our newer courses and one which looks at self-esteem from our personal perspective and then at how we and our clients can improve it.

    See our course listing page for the full list of courses and dates. We'll add more dates as we move through the year - can't plan too far ahead at the moment!

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    Who Are Inspire CPD?

    Inspire CPD is an East Midlands based specialist counsellor & psychotherapy training venture run by Lynsey Lowe & Sally French. We are both psychotherapists and trainers based in Nottinghamshire. We both have an extensive background as trainers and working with abuse and sexual violence – Lynsey worked for many years for Rape Crisis Nottingham, and Sally was a sexual offences specialist prosecuting solicitor. Please see our individual pages for more detail about us, our backgrounds, and our therapy and supervision services.

    At Inspire:CPD for therapists we provide specialist training CPD workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists in Leicester, Nottingham & Derby. Our main area of expertise is training on working with adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. However, as a result of our work in this area we've developed extensive knowledge and skills around many related topics. These include but are not limited to;

  • trauma
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • disclosure
  • safeguarding
  • the criminal justice process
  • Pre-trail Therapy
  • self-esteem
  • shame
  • suicidality & self-harm
  • coping strategies
  • addictions
  • mental health
  • sexual violence
  • addiction

    Our main focus is working with counsellors & therapists from across the East Midlands: Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as well as Derby / Derbyshire, Lincoln / Lincolnshire and Leicester / Leicestershire.
    However, since 2020 we have delivered workshops on Zoom to delegates around the country so this is now an option we will continue with.

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    Isn't it great to get such fabulous feedback!

    "I can honestly say your training is some of the most helpful I’ve been on over the years, each one has given me food for thought and practical ideas – it has reinforced and reminded me of some of my training course in the dim and distant past and given me renewed confidence!"

    "Thank you so much for an informative and fun day on the dissociation course. I was absolutely amazed by your dedication, organisation, friendliness and warmth. I have never experienced a training experience like it!"

    "I feel I now really understand my obligations to survivors and what I need to do when a client has reported an offence to the police. I no longer feel scared about Pre-trial Therapy and the Protocol."

    How to book

    If you would like to book onto one of our courses please complete the online booking form on the bookings page.

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    What are the values of Inspire CPD?

    We want to provide CPD workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists which are:

  • Good quality
  • Reasonably priced
  • Relaxed and informal
  • Practical and informative
  • Small group size
  • Interactive with opportunity for questions
  • Supports both students going into placement & more experienced therapists

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    How did Inspire CPD come into being?

    We are both enthusiastic attenders of CPD workshops, much of it around specialist trauma psychotherapy training, but were aware that so little of it is available in the East Midlands, meaning that therapists usually have to travel long distances and/or stay overnight which can make events too expensive. Often the courses we attended had over 50 delegates - so they didn't feel very personal or offer much opportunity for questions or discussion with the trainers.

    We are also very aware how often issues to do with child abuse, trauma and sexual violence crop up in almost every setting. Student counsellors just starting in placement were telling us this and that they often didn't feel confident about how to work with survivors. Most of them had no specialist training on working with trauma, or of what even the Pre-Trial Therapy Protocol is.

    So, these two factors made us decide to collaborate and form our own training venture where we could ideally meet both of those needs.

    What specialist Counselling & Psychotherapy CPD Courses in Nottingham does Inspire CPD run?

    We've now been delivering specialist counsellor & therapist courses for over 3 years and have a wide range of workshops we can deliver, plus we always try to introduce one or two new ones each year.

  • Understanding & Working Practically with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
  • Working with Dissociative Clients: a practical workshop
  • Exploring the Mother Wound

    For a full list & dates please click on the link to visit our course listing page.

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    Who do Inspire CPD deliver training to?

    We deliver our specialist training to counsellors and psychotherapists - both experienced and in training. We have a venue in Nottingham we generally use. However we will also deliver training for organisations at a suitable venue of your choice.

    Since 2020 we have been delivering workshops on Zoom and we are very confident that this is a viable alternative - we've 99.9% positive response rate! This means we can deliver training to any area of the country.

    We have delivered specialist training in Leicester (our child abuse survivor workshops) for the Leicester Counselling Service. We've delivered our specialist Legal Responsibilities training - including Pre-Trial Therapy for Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy (RHCP) Nottingham Women's Centre and Notts Sexual Violence Support Services.

    We can also create bespoke training packages upon request.

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    Where in the East Midlands do Inspire deliver specialist training?

    We deliver independently organised training usually from a convenient Nottingham location. This is currently Radford in Nottingham. The venue is easily accessible via car or public transport.

    However we will also deliver training across the East Midlands if there is a suitable venue of your choice. We are happy to travel to Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire.

    We are happy to deliver any of our specialist counselling CPD courses in Derby, Leicester or Lincolnshire.


    “Thank you – all of it so relevant and helpful” “Enjoyed the use of helpful case studies” “I enjoyed all of the learning and loved your laid back approach!” “A really well delivered course with lots of information – I feel much more confident now” “engaging & stimulating”

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