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My approach is client-centred, trauma-informed and founded on empathy and compassion. I’ve been heavily influenced by the science of evolutionary neurobiology and I combine this with my own experience in childhood of extreme trauma which resulted in a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. I firmly believe that ‘Recovery is my Best Revenge’ and that healing is found in our journey towards ‘Unshame’!

My unique perspective is the ‘both/and’ of a survivor-professional – combining the latest neuroscience research and the clinical literature (making the complex simple!) with the personal: someone who’s actually been there. There are two people in the therapy room – therapist and client – and I firmly believe that training for therapists should provide both perspectives.

In the ten years pre-pandemic, I delivered live training to over 17,000 delegates and now our thriving community of online learners can access all of my courses and webinars from the comfort of their own home or office at a time that suits.

All our training is composed of short, well-structured modules, with opportunities to reflect and a plethora of supplemental resources. Although aimed primarily at counsellors and psychotherapists, they are suitable for anyone working with survivors of trauma, and indeed for survivors themselves.

The links below relate to licences for individual use – if you’re an organisation looking for group training please click here.

Available Courses

We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? What purpose does it serve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

How do you work with dissociative clients, particularly those with DID? How do you relate to ‘parts of the personality’? What is the treatment roadmap? What are the principles and pitfalls of this work? Gain knowledge and confidence with this unique and valuable course.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

£25.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

We all know about shame, we all know what it feels like, but what actually is it? What purpose does it serve? How does it manifest in, and how is it affected by, our neurobiology? Most importantly, how can we work with it to alleviate it?

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

How do you work with dissociative clients, particularly those with DID? How do you relate to ‘parts of the personality’? What is the treatment roadmap? What are the principles and pitfalls of this work? Gain knowledge and confidence with this unique and valuable course.

£25.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

Do you work with survivors of trauma? Do you want to find every possible way to help them recover? This online course looks at how we can reduce the symptoms of trauma through relatively simple lifestyle interventions validated by cutting-edge research.

A training course for people who work with people who have been hurt by people. A course about our intrinsic value as human beings, and how our experiences of relationships shape us—for ill or for good.

When encountering someone who is suicidal, we may have just one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. This course will look at issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

Do you work with survivors of trauma? Do you want to find every possible way to help them recover? This online course looks at how we can reduce the symptoms of trauma through relatively simple lifestyle interventions validated by cutting-edge research.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

A training course for people who work with people who have been hurt by people. A course about our intrinsic value as human beings, and how our experiences of relationships shape us—for ill or for good.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

When encountering someone who is suicidal, we may have just one chance to get it right, and none of us wants to get it wrong. This course will look at issues around self-harm and suicidality, specifically behaviours resulting from states of extreme distress linked to trauma.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

Join Carolyn on this hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful course, which is approached from both the personal perspective of a survivor of childhood abuse and the professional experience gained from 15 years fostering traumatised children. Includes sensitive topics not often covered elsewhere.

Trauma doesn’t just affect the mind and the emotions. It profoundly affects the brain and the body too. Often ‘the body remembers’ what the mind cannot. Explore the mind-body connection and how trauma manifests physically as well as psychologically with this fascinating course.

When faced with overwhelming trauma, dissociation can be the only logical thing our brains can do to help us to survive. Join Carolyn as she explores a range of issues fundamental to understanding this phenomenon and how it presents in trauma survivors’ lives.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

Join Carolyn on this hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful course, which is approached from both the personal perspective of a survivor of childhood abuse and the professional experience gained from 15 years fostering traumatised children. Includes sensitive topics not often covered elsewhere.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

Trauma doesn’t just affect the mind and the emotions. It profoundly affects the brain and the body too. Often ‘the body remembers’ what the mind cannot. Explore the mind-body connection and how trauma manifests physically as well as psychologically with this fascinating course.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

When faced with overwhelming trauma, dissociation can be the only logical thing our brains can do to help us to survive. Join Carolyn as she explores a range of issues fundamental to understanding this phenomenon and how it presents in trauma survivors’ lives.

£35.00

6 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

working with trauma webinar series

Our Working with Trauma webinar series currently consists of four 60-90 presentations followed by an additional Q&A video lasting a further 60-90 minutes. It’s aimed specifically at counsellors and psychotherapists but is suitable for anyone working with survivors of trauma, as well as survivors themselves.

Carolyn speaks candidly about her own experiences and ties these to the latest theory and neuroscience research. Each webinar acts as a standalone episode but they also all build on and complement each other.

Details of each of the webinars can be found below.

WEBINAR 1: ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA IN A TIME OF TRAUMA’

How can we help survivors of trauma recover from trauma even in a time of collective trauma?

That’s the focus of this first one-hour-long webinar, now available with instant and lifetime access.

Join Carolyn as she explains the trauma dynamics inherent in the current coronavirus crisis, how we can apply principles of trauma recovery to navigate it, and continue to help support survivors of trauma safely even in these unprecedented times.

Concessions are available here.

£25.00

2.5 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

WEBINAR 2: ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA THAT HAS BECOME STUCK’

How do we help survivors of trauma get unstuck from the debilitating symptoms of trauma, which sometimes hold them in a vice-grip of powerlessness, hopelessness and despair?

That’s the focus of this second one-hour-long webinar, available on-demand.

Join Carolyn as she looks at the neurobiological underpinnings of stuckness and how we can help survivors of trauma be empowered to move safely beyond suffering.

Concessions are available here.

£25.00

2.5 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

WEBINAR 3: ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA TRIGGERS AND FLASHBACKS’

How we do help survivors of trauma deal with and even resolve triggers and flashbacks? Why do they occur, what purpose do they serve, and what can be done about them?

Join Carolyn as she looks at the nature and purpose of flashbacks and how to deal with triggers.

Concessions are available here.

£25.00

2.5 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

WEBINAR 4: ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA MEMORIES’

Do we need to remember our trauma in order to recover from it? Do we have to talk about it, or is it best not to, to avoid being retraumatised? What about traumatic or dissociative amnesia? How do you heal if you can’t even properly remember what happened?

Join Carolyn as she looks at how to process and metabolise traumatic memory safely and effectively, and how to resolve the ‘corruption of memory’ that being traumatised represents.

Concessions are available here.

£25.00

3 hrs CPD | Lifetime Access

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