Trauma 21st 22nd 23rd October 2024

21st, 22nd & 23rd October 2024 

A 3 day Programme Online via Zoom
Claire Spiller: UKCP Reg


Dates: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd June 2024

Times: 10:00am – 4:30pm (allow until 5:00pm) each day UK time (BST)

Location: Online 

Trainer: Claire Spiller Scroll down to see more about the trainer

Cost: £199 if booked by 20th August 2024,
                 £215 if booked by the 20th September 2024 
                 £235 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.

Learning outcomes :

  • Define trauma and explore how this may affect clients
  • Identify the role of the Brain and Autonomic Nervous System in embodied traumatic experience
  • Learn about exploring sensations to manage anxiety symptoms
  • Explore and work with the ways that the body participates in traumatic experience using phenomenological inquiry, whilst assessing and managing risk
  • Practise practical and clinical interventions to work with embodied trauma including:
    • Domestic abuse via technology
    • Suicidal ideation,
    • Sexual trauma,
    • Traumatic flashbacks
    • Rupture in therapy
    • Accidents, injuries, and loss of life
    • Secondary trauma / vicarious trauma
    • War and conflict

Join other professionals to explore and develop your clinical practice.  This is a practical online workshop that covers all the basics on working with the topic of: Working with Trauma and the Living Body

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.



A meaningful experience to enhance perspectives in this approach to therapy”
Colin – Existential Psychotherapist

“An excellent course which felt worthwhile and serious whilst also being extremely enjoyable”
Sue Frankfort – Counsellor

“Having just passed my Diploma in Trauma therapy I wondered if I would be going over old ground yet I learnt so much more and I was able to gain much self insight, all of which has enhanced my practice. Excellent training by a dedicated and skilled trainer”
Sarah Blay – Counsellor, Rainbow Counselling


This course is suitable: Qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Therapists in Training, as well as coaches and health workers who want to learn more about trauma. In the course we explore how trauma manifests in the body, and how to work with this clinically.  

Maximum numbersThis workshop will have a maximum of 30 participants

Approved for CPD: This course has been approved by NCIP-  National Council Of Integrative Psychotherapists.

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 form: After you have attended the workshop you will be sent a certificate for 15 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, click here.  To see dates or for the other in-person online modules click here and look for the ones that say ‘Certificate in Working with Complexities of Trauma’ underneath the workshop title.

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