Certificate in Working with Groups (Online)


Human beings are social animals and are born into a group, develop within groups and experience a range of groups throughout our lives which impacts us both positively and negatively.

As counsellors and psychotherapists, we often work 1-1 and sometimes with couples. A therapy group can be a very powerful environment for our clients to address their issues as well as giving us another way of working to add to our ongoing practice.

Suitable for those who have qualified and those who are still in training, this 2 day weekend Certificate course will extend your knowledge and skill base to work with counselling groups.

Together we will explore how to create a counselling group, what could emerge and how to manage the process effectively.  We will look at group dynamics from the perspective of the facilitator and other group members and how to use those dynamics therapeutically.

Janine Piccirella MSc , UKCP, MBACP Janine is a psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer working with Transactional Analysis as the main therapy model.  She is qualified at Masters Degree level and holds both UKCP registration, MBACP Accreditation and is an EMDR practitioner.  She has been practicing as a therapist for thirteen years working privately in the NHS and with local EAP companies.

We have been running our core training and other courses online using Zoom and we and students have been pleasantly surprised at how effective it has been and the good contact we have been able to make with each other. Whilst it is not the same as face to face, we are all in a position where we are being forced to work online and students are finding this is helping them get used to the technology and learn and engage in a different way and open up a new potential market for future work. Zoom is also a very simple tool and we just send you a link to click on and we do all the rest.

A student from our Advanced TA training course gave this feedback from the training module this weekend.

A huge thanks for the efforts you have put into providing a safe and engaging online learning environment for us this weekend. It appeared seamless and very slick and you demonstrated beautifully how this current environment demands change, and that such change is possible at breakneck speed! I have learnt so much about working online this weekend which I can take to supporting my clients.”  Amy

A Link Centre certificate will be provided at the end of the course.

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund will be given on cancellations with more than 7 days’ notice





Booking and Dates

19th (Sun) / 20th (Mon) April 2020


Upcoming Dates:

Course Dates

19th (Sun) / 20th (Mon) April 2020


The Link Centre, Sussex Rural Business Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE


Janine Piccirella

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