Training Packages

“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.”    

Training at The Maypole Project is provided in association with LACES – Loss across Counselling Education and Support which extends the titles of training we can provide further than children’s complex medical needs.  The training packages range from counselling and communication skills to working with families facing loss.

Training will either be provided at:  Head Office or our Greenwich Office

Our training courses are mostly designed to provide an appropriate level of training for associated practitioners working in:  school, hospital, hospice, social services.  These courses are also accessible by people from all walks of life who wish to learn more about these subjects.

Where they are specifically for trained or trainee counsellors this will be noted.

A fee of £90 per day applies to all courses provided (with the exception of people continuing to volunteer or work at The Maypole Project see our terms and conditions).

AND we can also create a training course to the specific needs of any organisation:  Please contact us for details and references of earlier training provided

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 and LACES –across Loss, Counselling, Education and Support.  She has many years experience of providing holistic counselling to people facing loss, developing responsive services, and acting as a consultant to the development of new services and over-arching bodies across the UK. Sally’s work also includes training and supervision for counsellors, play therapists, couple counsellors and practitioners in children’s palliative care.

Sally’s  published and presented research includes the study of bereaved people’s experience of counselling, of families experiences from a child’s diagnosis with complex medical needs.  This has culminated in the publication of “Challenges in Counselling: Loss” published in 2013.  Her work as a consultant includes review of children’s hospice bereavement services, chairing a UK wide bereavement support organisation, input into strategies which inform children’s palliative care across the UK including NICE guidelines. Consultancy involves her in facilitating local organisations in implementing policy and process for loss, bereavement, children’s palliative care.

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

TRAINING OUTLINES

SUPPORTING FAMILIES FACING LOSS

A foundation course for people working with families facing losses associated with children’s illness/disability.

An introduction to The Maypole Project’s research based psycho-social care “footprint”

  • Exploration of loss
  • Impacts of the child’s illness or disability
    on the family systems, individuals, and ourselves
  • Psycho-social support skills
  • Looking after ourselves

When: Wednesday 12th and  Thursday 13th July 2017

Where: The Maypole Project, Greenwich Office

This could be for you if you:  have an interest in providing emotional support and/or counselling to children and families facing loss, or support families facing loss in your day to day work, for example:  Healthcare professionals, teachers and teaching assistants, religious leaders, social workers, counsellors, community support workers, funeral directors.   No prior qualification is necessary.

This course is free of charge to volunteers and potential volunteers at The Maypole Project

A fee of £180 for the course applies for other applicants.  To apply please contact The Maypole Project on: 01689 851596 or email sallyflatteautaylor@themaypoleproject.co.uk  or karen@themaypoleproject.co.uk

 

COUNSELLING SKILLS TASTER DAY  

This course is designed to provide an appropriate level of training for people who wish to explore their listening, responding and communicating skills through a one day workshop.

The content of this course will be an exploration of a person centred foundation for counselling skills, development of a relationship and learning the key skills for support.  There is no expectation of prior knowledge of this area and it is a foundation day which could lead the participant to join an introduction to counselling/counselling certificate course, or to further training enabling them to volunteer as a befriender in services such as The Maypole Project.

Dates:  Contact us on 01689 851596 for forthcoming dates

SKILLS TO SUPPORT ADULTS FACING LOSS

This one day course is designed to provide an appropriate level of training for people who wish to explore their listening, responding and communicating skills to support adults who are facing loss in a workshop format.

The content of this course will be an exploration of loss in its broadest context, whilst focussing on loss through death.  It will take a person centred foundation for counselling skills, development of a relationship and learning the key skills for support.  There is no expectation of prior knowledge of this area and it is a foundation day which could lead the participant to join an introduction to counselling/counselling certificate course, or to further training enabling them to volunteer as a befriender in services working with people facing loss such as a bereavement service or The Maypole Project.

SUPPORT ISSUES FOR FAMILIES: who have a child or children with complex medical needs

This course provides an introduction into the issues which face families who have a child or children with complex medical needs.  It is designed to provide an insight which may be helpful to counsellors, associated practitioners, and also other members of the community who wish to understand this specialised area.  It is provided across 20 hours (2 full days or 4 short days training plus additional work) focuses on:

What does a diagnosis of “complex medical needs” mean?  How does The Maypole Project respond to the families’ needs; with an exploration of the issues families may face from diagnosis through the child’s life and also bereavement support following a child’s death.

 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN FACING LOSS: an insight into the support skills needed to support children (to age 11) who face loss through disability, illness or death

Exploring childhood – our own and the client’s.  Childhood losses explored (loss in its  broadest context but also specifically through disability, illness or death)

The child in the context of family.  Skills in supporting children: The Maypole Project model.    Looking after ourselves in providing support to children.

 

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE FACING LOSS: an insight into the support skills needed to support young people (11 to 21) who face loss through disability, illness or death

Exploring adolescence – our own and the client’s.

Losses explored (loss in its  broadest context but also specifically through disability, illness or death)

The young person in the context of family.  Skills in supporting young people: The Maypole Project model.    Looking after ourselves in providing support.

GROUP FACILITATION:

A day workshop exploring the reasons for running groups, the type and format for groups and the attributes of positive group facilitation.  Through exercises, discussion and teaching the process of groups from the start through to the end will be explored, including; relationships, group dynamics.

There is no expectation of prior knowledge in this subject and is accessible to people currently running, or wishing to run support groups

MAYPOLE PROJECT & ACTIVITIES INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

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.

May also be helpful to anyone wishing to support children through activities in other settings.

To apply for any of these courses please contact The Maypole Project on 01689 851596 or email info@themaypoleproject.co.uk

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