Past Meetup

Training CPD for Professionals working with highly sensitive clients

This Meetup is past

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Price: £70.00 /per person
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Venue open from 9.30am for coffee/tea. Places for this event are also being booked via

This will be a one-day training CPD event for therapists and other professionals who would like to understand more about Highly Sensitive Clients, Sensory Processing Sensitivity and how you can be more effective and supportive with this specific group. The training workshop is quality-checked by the National Counselling Society. Suitable for therapists, coaches, teachers, social workers and health/mental health workers. If you would be interested, please RSVP and pay here by Paypal, or contact Barbara for direct banking details.

As professionals, we owe it to our sensitive clients to understand their trait and to work with them appropriately in the context of their sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). Referring to the renowned work of Dr Elaine N Aron and Barbara's extensive experience in the area of SPS, this workshop will explore, through information and discussion, how we identify and work with sensitive people, plus common myths, misdiagnoses and assumptions that can cause professionals to focus on sensitivity as an 'issue' or diagnosis rather than asset.

We will look at the importance of awareness and how we as professionals can give our full support to a group who make up the majority of our clients. We will also take time to consider self-care for Professionals who are also highly sensitive, and the joys and challenges of this work for both HSP and non-HSP professionals.

Barbara Allen-Williams is the founder of Growing Unlimited Therapeutic Consultancy (2002) and Director of the fledgling National Centre for High Sensitivity (2010). She retired from private practice after 20 years as a therapist and supervisor in April 2013 and uses her experience and observations to promote training, awareness and best practice with highly sensitive adults and children. Training is aimed therapists, parents, social workers, employers, teachers, nursery workers and other professionals. She has a practice in Andover, Hampshire where she runs Meetups and personal development events for sensitive people. She also co-hosts HSP Gathering Retreats and presents HSP Workshops and Weekends in UK, Europe and USA.

Concessions available. Please note we are also taking bookings via the Eventbrite link below, as their system allows us to offer concessions, here is the link

• What to bring
Bring your packed lunch and a notepad and pen, although you will be provided with comprehensive handouts. We will provide drinks and snacks in the morning and afternoon break, but if you have special dietary requirements please bring something with you.

• Important to know
We have some parking available. The workshop space will be available from 9.15am onwards, come in and make yourself a drink. We are 1.5 miles from Andover train station, one hour from London. There are numerous taxis at the station. [NB: OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE We have space and kitchen/bathroon facilities for one or two attendees to stay overnight if needed (£20 per person)]. There are also B&Bs locally and in surrounding villages.