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'Know Yourself!' Co-Counselling Free Taster
This is a great chance to: • Learn something about yourself and your emotional life • Practice being real in a group • Have some fun • Ask any questions • Get a flavour of the peer-to-peer, co-counselling personal development model • Find out how co-counselling is different to every other type of therapy and self-help approach, plus how it is similar to some mainstream therapies. Come along and find out why I posted the eagle photo! Several people are coming to this via routes other than this website, so you won't be alone if you sign up. 'I really enjoyed this workshop and left smiling inside. Lovely people and great group leader' Jan Wallcraft - taster 26th Sept 2016 'Richard creates a safe and supportive environment and encourages me to be conscious and present to my feelings allowing me freedom to express to release and potentially heal. I have found his groups friendly, playful, intense and meaningful experiences. I leave with a greater acceptance of myself, aspirations for self-development and I continue to gain a deeper understanding of how I feel in response to others. I am always eager to return to the authenticity and learn from his valuable processes and courses. Thank you Richard for your efforts to the Whole. I can’t praise and recommend him enough.' Debi Jones, Sussex Angela Berckley wrote in July 2013: ''Hi.. it was a very interesting night, and a great experience. would definitely recommend it.'' Emma P wrote in July 2012: ''The two hours flew by. I enjoyed trying out the basics of co-counselling, in a relaxed and friendly group. It has inspired me to try the longer course.'' More testimonials are below. I am convinced that we make a more productive life if we get to know and then connect up these three areas of ourselves: ----EMOTIONS-------- --------THOUGHTS---------- -------------BEHAVIOURS--------- The method we use on the course addresses this. This evening's event will tell you more about 'Know Yourself!: CCI Core Training' A few days that can change your life! Come to the taster and/or the above course if you want to find out about this wonderful world of self-discovery and self-realisation. Find out about the unique residential events that are on offer each year, which provide a free network for your personal development. CCI Co-counselling: • Helps you be creative and expansive - you don't have to 'have problems' • Helps you be honest with yourself and authentic with others • Is not like 'normal counselling' • Is not aimed at counsellors - it's for anyone • Is respectful of each individual’s wishes: everything is optional – no one pushes you into anything you don’t want to do CCI personal growth is: • Self-directed - you decide! • Peer-to-peer • 40 years old • Fun • Free (once you're done the course) See what others say Go to ( and type in ‘co-counselling’ to hear from others how this has helped them. Lots more info is at: ( VENUE: Oakwood House, 637 Roundhay Road, Oakwood Leeds LS8 4BA Finding the front door ------------------------ • Oakwood House is the first floor offices above Home Bargains supermarket: the building is between Preston Baker Estate Agents and Oakwood Solicitors, and diagonally opposite Rico’s restaurant. • The entrance to Oakwood House is on the left-hand side of the building, and the entrance to the supermarket is on the right hand side. At the entrance there is an electronic entry-phone: press the buzzer marked 'Richard Mills' and I will let you in. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early. Parking: 4 hours maximum parking The car park at Oakwood Clock (entrance on Princes Avenue) and the one on Roundhay Road diagonally opposite Subway offer 4 hours’ free parking. Further (700m) down Roundhay Road there is Tesco’s car park. Unlimited free parking There is a small amount of unlimited street parking 50 metres from Oakwood House. Buses 12 and 13 leave New Briggate (opposite Primark) for Oakwood, and bus 97 leaves Shaw Lane, Headingley, dropping you off near Roundhay Road. See my website ( for more detailed travel information. This course will be led by: ... me, Richard Mills, BA, BSc, PGDIM, LGSMD, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, CCI Trainer To find out more about me: ( Richard Mills[masked] Alan ( wrote in July 2013: ''Thanks Richard for facilitating this session in a relaxed, informed way. I enjoyed the opportunity to do something different and was touched by the honesty of communication. I'm keen to do it again.'' Yvonne ( wrote in July 2013: ''A very interesting evening! I came away with some useful insight into both co-counselling and myself.'' Martin D ( wrote in July 2012: ''Great fun and stimulating. Thank you Richard for holding this Taster session. I look forward to the course in the autumn.'' Rachel B ( wrote in September 2012: ''Interesting, fun and dynamic presentation and processes. A good demonstration of how co-counselling works'' Rachel A ( wrote in September 2012: ''Enjoyed the session, and very interesting to find out about Co-counselling, I think the principles will be useful in everyday life.'' “I’m really pleased I attended the taster session and felt positive vibrations afterwards. I am definitely going to do the Co-Counselling Course – as its a therapeutic tool for life.” — Nicola Cassidy, Leeds, on Jul 15, 2012. “Interesting, fun and dynamic presentation and processes. A good demonstration of how co-counselling works.” — Taster participant, Leeds, on Sept 23, 2012. “Great content, friendly host and group leader, and professionally organised and conducted.” — Aziz Patel, Leeds, on Jul 5, 2012. “Enjoyed the event, it gave me a taste of co-counselling & what a full blown version could be like.” — Taster participant, Leeds, on Jul 5, 2012. Video testimonials are here

Oakwood House

637 Roundhay Road · Leeds

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    What we're about

    Hello from Richard...

    Do you agree to do things, then regret it later?

    Can you ask for things, without feeling guilty?

    Can you speak up in a group?

    When you are embarrassed, or angry, can you still function effectively?

    Do you promote yourself with impact, or with an apology?

    Can you be playful and proud at the same time?


    I started this group in April 2012 in order to publicise the various courses that I run in Leeds. Some of these courses are free, some are at a very nominal price (£1 - £5), and some are at a more commercial price.

    I got interested in Assertiveness Training in my late 20's: I had thought of myself as a fairly confident person, but then I saw a TV programme on Channel 4, with Anne Dickson and Andrew Sachs, called 'Assert yourself!' It really made me think about how I would stop myself from putting my point across to people, or else how I might get into blaming the world for my problems, instead of taking responsibility for my development.

    See yourself on video!
    Some of the courses that I run give you the chance to see exactly how you come across to other people whilst you are putting a message across. It could simply be you standing up making an announcement about a meeting time, but you'll get the chance to assess your body language and how you use your voice.

    Know yourself

    The co-counsellling that I do is something really special that I discovered via a friend in 1992...
    (NB. it's very different to normal counselling e.g. no one gets paid, and both people share time as 'counsellor' and 'client'. And no one will counsel you.)

    When I first joined Co-Counselling International (CCI) it had a big impact on how I viewed myself, and how I held back from relating authentically with the world. What I got most when I joined this network was a sense of freedom to be myself, to be playful, and t have permission to explore inside myself without being disapproved of if I found something unpleasant.

    I eventually learned to give expression to the joy inside me, as well as explore the more difficult and sometimes hidden sides: anger, shame, grief. I learned that it’s OK to cry, to sing, to dance, to yawn, to celebrate, to be quiet, to NOT know.

    Hear from other people on and read other people’s stories: go to YouTube and search on 'co-counselling'.

    Find out a whole lot more about this wonderful world at

    Richard Mills
    BA, BSc, UKRC RIC, Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, CCI Trainer

    Office 6
    Oakwood House
    637 Roundhay Road
    LS8 4BA
    tel: 0113 219 5526 (

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