CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

RASA Merseyside regularly runs Continuing Professional Development training for anyone seeking to increase their awareness and skills. CPD Certificates are issued on completion.

Venue: RASA, 2-3 Stella Nova, Washington Parade, Bootle, Merseyside L20 4TQ

If you are interested and would like to book a place on any of the CPD sessions please complete the Booking Form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

30th and 31st May 2020

SAT and SUN: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Couple Counselling – 2 day course

This thought provoking two day introduction to couples counselling provides counsellors with the opportunity to broaden their counselling skills and experience and learn about the different approaches and ways of working required for successful couple work.

This introduction to couples counselling provides the opportunity for progression onto a more advanced understanding of this therapeutic way of working with couples.

£120.00 (Includes Refreshments)

12th September 2020

Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Working with survivors of abuse related to faith or belief (Ritual Abuse)

This training session will explore ritual abuse and the impact of abuse that is linked to faith or belief on survivors. Understand the issue of abuse linked to faith or belief. Understand the support needs for survivors of abuse linked to faith or belief.


21ST November 2020

SAT: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Stalking - Nearly 5 million women, over a quarter of the female population, said they had experience of being stalked.

Social media is making it even easier for stalkers to follow and track their victims, accessing the online activities of the targeted person they are able to gain entry into that person’s life. For a large number of people it isn’t the stranger accessing their twitter account that is of concern but people in their own family, an ex-husband, boyfriend or even a work colleague.

Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted behaviour that can happen with or without the threat of violence, whatever the case, stalking is UNACCEPTABLE!

This workshop will analyse the effects of this crime on the victim, how it can lead to anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder as well as affecting social and work life, we will also explore the potential escalation to physical and sexual violence.

Stalking is a psychological and a physical crime.


28TH Nov 2020

Sat: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Revisit the person-centred approach refresher training

This interesting one day workshop provides an opportunity to revisit the key concepts of the Person centre approach to counselling with a particular focus on linking theory to practice.

The workshop will provide you with opportunities to reflect on your own practice and attach your ‘self’ to key elements of this approach.

Key concepts covered will include:

  • Actualising tendency
  • The six necessary and sufficient conditions
  • The seven stages of process
  • Nineteen propositions
  • The concept of self
  • Defence mechanisms


RASA Merseyside like to offer as many learning opportunities as possible to all staff and volunteers and therefore have set up Lunch and Learn sessions throughout the year, these sessions are now open to other practitioners who would be interested in attending at a cost of £20, a certificate for CPD hours will be issued. 

Place will be given on a first come first served basis, contact Lorraine Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or to book your place.  Venue is Stella Nova.

Lunch and Learn schedule 2020/2021

15th April - Working with Grief and Loss with Jessica Traverse

19th May - Working with Cards in Therapy with Gaynor Rimmer

25th June - Person Centred Approach and PTSD – A Theoretical perspective with Vicky Green

22nd July – Mental Health Awareness Training with Simon Tarkington

28th Aug - Rape and the Law - Siobhan Weare

22nd Sep – Relaxation via hypnotherapy and mindfulness with Lois Arch and Lorraine Wood

28th Oct - Self-Care – Understanding Vicarious Trauma with Vicky Green

19th Nov – Creative writing with Lois Arch

15th Jan –

26th Feb -  Introduction to Internal Family Systems – The Centre for Self-leadership with Vicky Green

23rd March -


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