Personal Development Group

What is it?

This group is for people, who like to be with other people.  Personal Development Groups are safe places where you can reflect on who you are, what you do and why you do it; in the company of others.  It’s a time to take stock – to appreciate what you have; and check to see if anything is missing.  Personal Development Groups are facilitated to create a space that feels safe, where experiences can be shared and heard.  We support and challenge one another, with empathy and respect.


A Personal Development Group, using Art (Ditchingham: Norfolk)

Why be part of a Personal Development Group?

You can explore:

  • what’s behind the area you want to examine.
  • how we might judge ourselves and each other.
  • what we might not understand about ourselves and each other.
  • your sensory perspective and consider how you might use these important messages.
  • beyond intellect, reconnecting with your body’s wisdom.


Shed Works (Personal Development Group)

This is an open invitation to anyone who has attended the Introduction to Counselling Skills or Theory courses to join me for a half day Personal Development Group.  It is also open to those who have experience of working with and using Person Centred Counselling Skills/Practice (at Introductory level and above) from other organisations.

Date: (Third Saturday of every term-time month)

Saturdays, 20th January, 24th February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th  June, 2018

Time: 10am-1pm

Cost:  There will be a sliding scale and you can choose how much you contribute, between £25 – £40.  I will invoice you for an unspecified amount (£25, £30, £35, £40) and ask you to transfer your contribution to my account.  Once payment is received, your place will be confirmed.

Venue: My Shed.  The minimum group number is 3; and the maximum is 6.

There will be a theme to the day, so structure will be there, but it will be light.  Themes, in the past, have included authenticity, choices, loss, isolation, time and identity.   I will ask you for your suggested theme when I send you the invoice.

I will facilitate the group for the first 2.5 hours.  There will be a 10 minute break, half way through.   We’ll have half an hour at the end for process, which may include signposts from group members for further reading/exploration on the theme discussed.

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