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We are delighted to share that LOTUS Training, the Plymouth-based company offering mindfulness-based counselling, has a brand new logo and website. The company is run by Julie Jeffs and Heather Morfett, who have many years of clinical practice and training experience in a broad range of organisations, including Plymouth University, the NHS, youth services and colleges.
"Our tutors have a genuine commitment to mindfulness and a passion for supporting people in their personal development," says Julie. "The tutors hold the learning group with the core values that underpin the approach: equanimity, compassion, sympathetic joy and loving kindness." Lotus Training courses are accredited with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) - the largest awarding body for counselling in the UK and the only one run by counsellors for counsellors, says Julie. "We offer a progressive pathway - whatever level you are studying, your personal development is an important part of our training."

Feedback from students has been hugely positive and comments include praise for Julie and Heather's tutoring (".rooted in much wisdom and experience which they share with a genuineness") and their base at Crownhill Fort ("The learning space itself always feels safe and comfortable with a choice of rooms to work in, and in the warmer dryer months the outdoor space is beautiful.").

At Lotus Training we emphasise the development of mindfulness and open-heartedness. We regard these as an essential starting point for the processes of healing and growth. We understand wellbeing to be a truly expansive state of presence, compassion, joy and peace which can manifest in any aspect of our human condition, including suffering.

Mindfulness practice is a regular feature of all our counselling courses. We use this as a resource to help support and nourish the helper/counsellor and it is an approach you can apply in many situations in your everyday life. We pay particular attention to aspects of mindfulness training such as awareness, equanimity, compassion and loving kindness. Mindfulness-based practices are intended to help in practical ways. Developing these skills can help us to appreciate and access our ever-present inner awareness. Mindfulness is taught through meditation practice, which includes bringing attention to the breath and the body during stillness and movement.

Mindfulness is about paying attention, about simply being present with what is in an accepting and spacious way. The contemporary approach to mindfulness is based on Buddhist psychology and practice which is over 2,000 years old and yet integrates well with a humanistic perspective on the value and potential of the self and a deep respect for the process of individuation.

Whether you are studying a level 2, 3 or 4 course, your personal development is an important part of our training curriculum. You will be encouraged to take time out each day to notice how you are feeling and to reflect on your day. Practising mindfulness can really help with this aspect of the course.

We are aware that for many people it can be difficult making a weekly study commitment due to work/shift commitments. Alongside our weekly courses we now offering the Level 2 and Level 3 course over five weekend study blocks.  If you are interested in undertaking your study in this format please get in touch.
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Level 2, Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Accredited)

Tues 12th September, 9.45 - 1.15
Thurs 14th September, 5.30 - 9.00 pm

The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

This course will benefit:

  • Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor.
  • Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles.
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development.
  • This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.
If you are interested in developing both a mindfulness practice and counselling skills get in touch today.

Level 3, Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB Accredited)

Six weekend Block course starts Fri 13th Oct, 6pm-9pm
Sat 14th and Sun 15th Oct , 10am-4pm

About the Course

During the certificate in counselling studies, learners are introduced to three core models of counselling theory.

  1. Gestalt
  2. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
  3. Person Centred.

This course will enable learners to take the next step in training to become a counsellor. Students will learn more about counselling theories, ethics and mental health. It will prepare learners to work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.

This course does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.

To meet the the entry requirements, you must have undertaken counselling skills training e.g. CPCAB Level 2 certificate in counselling skills or equivalent of at least 75 Guided Learning hours .

You must be over 19 years of age to apply. The course will take place over twenty-four sessions. There will be three Sat workshops including a day of mindfulness

for more information click here: http://lotustrainingco.co.uk/level-3-certificate-in-counselling-studies/

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Two Year Diploma in Mindfulness based Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Accredited)

New course starts Wednesday 20th Sept 2017, 5.30-9.00pm

To be held at the Crownhill Fort, Plymouth.

A thorough and extensive grounding in the theory and practice of mindfulness in relationship specifically oriented to counselling practice.

This is a structured professional training that will be delivered through personal experiential learning, group enquiry, reflective practice, skills training, live supervision, tutor presentations, seminars, mindfulness practice and workshops.

There will be self, peer and tutor feedback and support, and also formal assessments and assignments. The emphasis is on practical skills training and experiential learning, including group inquiry, but we welcome students with diverse learning styles. Wide reading and lively discussion will be encouraged. Individual tutorials will be available, where your individual learning needs can be explored and supported.

Our theoretical base is humanistic and existential and supported by mindfulness teaching and traditions drawn from Buddhist psychology.

This course will be run by Julie Jeffs, Heather Morfett and Alyss Thomas. All our trainers our BACP or UKCP accredited (or both) with many years of teaching and counselling practice under their belts.

Who the course is intended for

  • Anyone wanting a professional counselling qualification
  • Qualified professionals seeking to deepen and enhance their work and increase their sense of personal enrichment
  • Those who are interested in Mindfulness and would like to experience an in-depth training as a resource, or who are interested in undertaking some substantial CPD
  • Those attracted to the Humanistic and Mindfulness Psychotherapy model, or those who may not who may not wish to attend a psychotherapy training
  • We welcome enquiries from anyone who can show they have successfully completed a Level 3 Counselling training, or equivalent.

For more information see our flyer; you can download an application form here


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Level 5

(CPCAB accredited)

Now recruiting Sept 2017

This qualification is for candidates who want to train to become independent, autonomous practitioners.

The qualification includes training on how to:

> Establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent autonomous practice.

> Carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe
and complex mental health problems).

> Practise autonomously as a professional counsellor in one or more settings.

Our embodied teaching practice focuses on the quality of relationship, which we believe maximises the learning experience. Everything that happens in the learning process is regarded as an opportunity for contemplative enquiry. We offer a high tutor to student ratio, with plenty of guidance and support. Our approach involves bringing attention to what is happening in the relational field, and at the same time cultivating the essential mindfulness qualities of equanimity, loving kindness, compassion and sympathetic joy. Practised together, this helps create and maintain empathy and understanding in which healing and growth can occur more easily.

For information about our Level 4 mindfulness-based counselling diploma which starts in Sept 2016 and our Level 5 Psychotherapeutic counselling diploma which starts Oct 2016, call Julie Jeffs on 07966 003872.

Testimonials from second year diploma students

'This course has revolutionised my practice, by taking me on a journey from which I have found the the centre of my heart. Throughout my passage on this course I experienced loving kindness and acceptance that has enriched my learning experience like no other. I have taken all the counselling skills and learning that I have accumulated over the years and re-evaluated and assimilated them into one integrative approach combining person centred theory,mindfulness and the Buddhist model of the mind'.
JJ, 2016

'This unique....approach to training will likely throw your perception of how we learn out of the window. The training works from the inner self outwardly and is a meditative slow burn. Yet when the growth is eventually felt, recognised and has become a part of you, it shines brightly and would be hard to extinguish.
Julie offers a caring flexible approach set within the discipline of professional boundaries to allowing the learner to develop in their own right. This did not always sit easily," really, that much self-empowerment?" Not the usual format for education courses. Yet in the context of becoming a mindfully aware counsellor, supporting our clients to empower themselves, to enable them to experience that level of permission, 'to be' how they need to be for themselves, there is no other way, otherwise you might be tempted to 'tell' the client how it is done, a counselling anomaly by all training standards.
LA, 2016

'From the beginning of the course our tutors have stated that we would be learning from the inside out. The tutors embody the person centred approach and our group has been held with kindness, acceptance and sensitivity. Mindfulness is integrated within each session and this skill and quality has permeated me, enabling me to find a sense of peace and grounding within myself . The course has proved to be hugely developmental for me both personally and professionally and I am immensely grateful for choosing this course. The learning space itself always feels safe and comfortable with a choice of rooms to work in, and in the warmer dryer months the outdoor space is beautiful.'
SD, 2016

 

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Psychotherapy Plymouth | counselling plymouth, psychotherapy plymouth, couples counselling plymouth, core process psychotherapy, relationships plymouth, eating disorders plymouth, depression plymouth, abuse issues plymouth, spirituality plymouth, family therapy plymouth, bereavement plymouthJulie Jeffs
Telephone: 01752 560002
Mobile: 07966 003872
Email: info@psychotherapyplymouth.co.uk

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I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists. (U.K.C.P)

I worked for many years in the Health profession as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, trainer and group facilitator.
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