Training Packages

Our training packages range from counselling and communication skills to working with families facing loss.

“Thank you for giving us the space to think about families in our community who may have faced, or have been facing loss. We feel more equipped now to be able to support people.”    Evaluation from a local community group.

About the Lead facilitator

Sally Flatteau Taylor
M.Sc., PG Dip couns. Adv Dip Couns., BACP Accred. UKCReg

Sally is the Founder & Chief Executive of The Maypole Project, previous chair of Association of Bereavement Service Co-ordinators.

She has many years experience of counselling provision, including holistic support both for bereaved people and for families facing the diagnosis of a child with a life shortening or life threatening illness. Her work also includes training and supervision for counsellors and healthcare professionals.

Her published and presented research includes the study of bereaved people’s experience of counselling, and of families experiences from a child’s diagnosis with complex medical needs. Sally’s work as a consultant includes the review of children’s hospice bereavement services, input into strategies which inform children’s palliative care across the UK, as well as local child death strategies in schools, hospitals and other settings.

Additional trainers will be introduced to courses as appropriate – to be notified on application.



A day exploring counselling skills and their applications for those wishing to commence or develop their support skills.

Tuesday 28th February 


Providing an insight into supporting families who have a child or children with complex medical needs (including counselling students)

Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th January   –    10am – 2.30pm

OR    Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th February 9.30am – 4pm

For staff, volunteers, potential volunteers at  The Maypole Project this training is mandatory and free of charge.

Also available to professionals from other fields at a rate of £180 per person.


4 hour training – Introduction to The Maypole Project and working with children in activities at The Maypole Project  mandatory for all of those working in Activities at The Maypole Project:  Create, Maypole Active, Respite and Activity Days and Outings.

Helpful to anyone wishing to support children through activities in other settings, accessible at a rate of £80 per person.

Thursday 9th February   9.30am – 12noon

Training will take place at:  The Maypole Project, 51 High Street, Green Street Green, Orpington, Kent BR6 6BQ.

To apply please contact The Maypole Project on 01689 851596 or email

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