Suicide and Trauma 29th April 2024



Monday 29th April 2024

A one day Programme Online via Zoom
Claire Spiller: UKCP Reg



DATES : Monday 29th April 2024

ALTERNATIVE DATE: Saturday 28th October 2024

TIMES : 1.00pm – 7:30pm (allow until 8:00pm) each day UK time (BST)


TRAINER : Claire Spiller. Scroll down to see more about the trainer.

COST : £99 if booked by 28th February 2024,
            £107 if booked by the 28th March 2024 
            £115 Full Price



If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you.  If it is full, email to join the ‘reserve list’.  Then, if anyone drops out we will notify you, if there is a ‘last minute’ place  for you.  We will also let you know when we plan a new date.



This one-day programme supports practitioners to work with clients who are indicating that they want to take their own life. By exploring how such indicators may be verbal or non-verbal, the purpose of the day is to support and sustain ourselves through the complexities of clinical practice, attending tenaciously to self-care, whilst developing and holding a space in which to understand more deeply the context in which suicidal ideation may emerge.

Learning Outcomes:

Trainer : Claire Spiller (UKCP reg.) EAGT, IAAGT, ECP.,

Claire is on the faculty of the ‘Certificate in Working with Complexities of Trauma’, and
has a background in designing and delivering clinical training for therapists
internationally in working with trauma and suicide prevention.

Claire is a Trainer; Writer; UKCP registered and accredited Gestalt psychotherapist,
and Clinical Supervisor approved by the Metanoia Institute, London, where she is a
final-year PhD candidate. Claire has been working clinically online since 2016 and
presented her doctoral research, The Phenomenology of Gestalt Therapy Online, at
the UKCP International Research Conference in 2022 and the Metanoia Research
Academy in 2024.

She is a graduate of the Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy program at the Centre
for Somatic Studies, New York City, and current secretary of the New York Institute for
Gestalt Therapy.

She published an article entitled: ‘A Year of the Pandemic: Existential themes for
psychotherapists’ in Existential Analysis, 2021, Vol. 32., No. 2, and is currently
developing further clinical and academic writing.

Claire has a private practice in South Wales, UK, working remotely and in-person.



“This was one of the best trainings I have attended”
Nicki, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor 

“Given the delicate nature of this subject, the pace, tone and attention to self-care was appropriate and remarkable”
Lucy, Therapist

“Thank you for a fantastic days training” 
V. Kalis, Psychotherapist 


THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR : Qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Therapists in Training, as well as coaches and health workers who want to learn more about trauma. 


OUR EXPECTATION : Is that you will attend this workshop for the full length of the course, have your video on, your mobile off,  and fully participate.

There are some online talks on zoom that allow you to come and go, or to choose not to participate in the exercise and breakout rooms.  This culture has started to creep into our workshops.  We have even had people say they want to leave to go and pick up children from school or walk their dog!  People dropping in and out is very disruptive – especially when there may be group exercises that are planned for the same group to participate in a number of times. Because of this, we want to be clear about our expectations.  This workshop has been planned with the assumption that you, and everyone else, will attend for the full time. 

So please be clear, that if you book on this workshop, we expect you to attend for the whole time, to  participate in the breakout rooms and exercises and have your video switched on.

Please also put your mobile to one side and on silent – checking your phone or texting will mean that you miss material.  So we request that you only check your phone during breaks.  

CPD : After you have attended the workshop you will be sent a certificate for 5 hours of continuous professional development, when you fill in the feedback form (the only required fields are your name, email address and date of the workshop).

EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED : We will use Zoom, so you would need a computer that has good enough internet access to be able to be online, and in a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed.  It would be preferable if there are no people walking around in the background. An iPhone can be used in an emergency, but we recommend planning on using a laptop or computer.  Tablets also work, though please be aware that they have less functionality in Zoom. 

Therapists Insurance: By booking on this workshop you confirm that you have sufficient insurance to offer therapy to the public. (We are required by the NCIP, who accredit this workshop, to ask you to confirm this).  If there is any discrepancy please let us know by contacting

CANCELLATIONS : Any request to change (eg defer to alternative dates) or cancel your place at a workshop, that is made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full.  Any cancellation / amendments / requests to defer before 21 days, will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.

FOR MORE INFO : If you have further questions please email: or call Juliet Grayson on 01291 638805

To see the details and other modules of the Certificate in the Complexity of Working With Trauma, including how to access the on-demand pre-recorded modules, or see dates for other workshops in the certificate click here.  

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