Continued Professional Development

Certificate in Group Facilitation - March to May 2021



South Coast Wellbeing and Training are pleased to add this successful group facilitation skills training to their program of CPD for counsellors and psychotherapists.

The Certificate in Group Facilitation is an established training for those seeking to gain the skills and knowledge to work as a group facilitator in therapeutic and similar groups.


The course will introduce participants to:
• Setting up a group
• Preparing and planning for group work
• Aims and outcomes of group work
• Contracting for group work
• Group dynamics and group process
• The stages group from forming to ending and how to organise and manage groups through these stages
• The roles people take in groups
• Group facilitation skills
• Difficulties and dilemmas in group facilitation

The course will be a mix of group work theory and experiential work in relation to group facilitation.


The course trainers are Graham Molyneux and Su Orosa.

Both Graham and Su have extensive experience of group facilitation working together leading and facilitating groups at Foundation Degree and Honours degree level in Person-Centred Counselling at East Sussex College.

Su and Graham have also individually facilitated different sorts of therapeutic, supervision, and support groups in private practice over a period of time.


The course will run over three weekends from February to April 2020 



Sat/Sun – 20/21 – 2021 


Sat/Sun – 24/25 – 2021


Sat/Sun – 22/23 – 2021


9.30am to 4.30pm all training days with a 15 min break in the morning and afternoon with a
1-hour Lunch Break.

The group will be limited to eight to ten members and early booking is recommended.

Fee: £395.00

Instalment Option: Three payments of £110, one due at each weekend of the course.

Deposit: £65



South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS

Tel: 07979078204- text only


Introduction to Mindfulness - May 30th/31st 2020

Trainers: Su Orosa and Graham Molyneux


This weekend will be largely experiential to enable participants in the workshop to develop an understanding of Mindfulness and to apply this to personal and therapeutic practice.

The workshop will also provide participants who are talking and physical therapists with Mindfulness knowledge and skills to apply to their own practices.

The weekend will focus on:

  • An Introduction to the meaning and features of mindfulness
  • The benefits of mindfulness meditation
  • Developing a mindfulness attitude
  • Different meditation techniques
  • The use of mindfulness in daily life
  • The use of mindfulness in personal change and growth


Date: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October 2019
Fee: £140.00*

Deposit £40


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS

*Payment plans are available upon request

Working with the Effects of Trauma on Sense of Self - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of May 2020


This weekend workshop is designed for counsellors and therapists who want to develop how they work with clients who present as being stuck and attached to negative, troubled, or self-defeating parts of themselves.

Traumatic events in a person’s life such as attachment issues, loss or bereavement, abuse, or conditional learning may cause such stress that parts of themselves become fragmented or split leaving them distressed or disturbed in some way in their whole sense of themselves.

Neurobiology research indicates that trauma produces stress reactions which are to protect and/or maintain the survival of the person from traumatic events. Flight or fright processes are activated in experiencing trauma though the person may not be able to run, hide, or fight back and is left with parts of their self holding the effects of the traumatic event/s.

The person may experience reoccurring negative thoughts that prevent them functioning well; they may feel anxious or depressed, they may feel shamed or angry, or have some other troubled state of being which makes it difficult for them in their lives and relationships.

There is much evidence that indicates that identifying and focusing on the events that may have caused negative, troubled, and self-defeating parts to develop is not as healing as working with the effects of such events in the present.

Rather than seeking to work through the events that may have caused clients to develop a fragmented sense of self, it may be more therapeutic to acknowledge the fragmented parts of a person as their efforts for survival or ability to cope with their lives, and to bring understanding, acceptance, and compassion to those parts.

In this workshop participants will be introduced to some of the recent neurobiological perspectives of how a person’s sense of self develops and how this sense may become fragmented.

The workshop will also have an experiential focus in which participants will identify and explore with other participants on the workshop any parts of themselves they find difficult or that don’t seem to fit well with their sense of themselves.

Some of the learning opportunities on the workshop are:
• To become aware of neurobiological perspectives of how a fragmented sense of self may develop.
• To understand how the effects of trauma may cause a fragmented sense of self.
• To help clients identify the stress effects of trauma
• To enable clients to integrate fragmented parts of themselves.


Su Orosa and Graham Molyneux
Su and Graham have many years’ experience between them in working with trauma and related issues as well as having taught many counselling students and qualified counsellors. Their work has evolved over the years to include working with parts of self, Gestalt-inspired interventions, psychodrama, Focusing and other experiential forms of therapy. They are trauma-informed and are currently developing a series of Trauma-related workshops held at the training and wellbeing centre they co-founded.

This workshop forms part of a series of Trauma-related workshops that Su and Graham are currently developing. See: ‘Exploring the Mind-Body Connection – Helping to heal Chronic Pain’ (date tbc).


The course will run over the weekend of Sat 23rd/Sun 24th November 2019.
The group will be limited to ten members so early booking is recommended.

FEE: £140.00*


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS

Tel: 07979078204 – text only or 07967 423698


*Payment plans are available upon request

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection – Helping to Heal Chronic Pain - Date TBC

Trainers: Su Orosa and Kelly Kavanagh


This workshop will look at how we can work with both the mind and the body to help us manage or heal chronic conditions. Much research has been done around how we can relate to our illnesses and medical conditions differently so that we don’t have to rely as much on medication. We will also explore the role of trauma and how our thinking and beliefs impact on keeping us stuck and identified with chronic illness.


This is for you if you’d like to learn how to:

  • Calm the nervous system down to kick-start the healing process
  • Communicate with your body and your condition so that the pain can shift and dissolve
  • See your body/condition as an energetic force which is helping you to hold on to challenging emotions or thoughts that may have been brought on by past trauma.
  • Change your thinking around how to live life differently


The day will be interactive, informative and no doubt challenging. It will demand that you begin looking at how you’ve perhaps been defining yourself through your condition. You must be ready to start releasing the shackles of whatever physical condition you’ve been experiencing to begin to live the life you thought was never possible.

Drawing from the work of: John Sarno, Bruce Lipton, Deepak Chopra, Christanne Northrup, Candace Pert, and Babette Rothschild and looking at redefining our relationship to pain, we will explore some revolutionary ideas about illness, the development of chronic pain (the how and why) and how we need to start thinking and feeling differently to take control of our lives.


You will come away from the workshop with:

  • A renewed sense of enthusiasm for life
  • New techniques to manage your pain
  • Knowing that you are not your condition
  • Ready to start planning for your new pain-free life!


We understand that everybody’s pain is different, and that each day might be different. You may need to spend most of the time standing up or sitting down. Whatever the case is for you, we will endeavour to adapt the exercises and activities according to what will feel right for you to meet your physical needs.


Date: Date to be announced
Fee: £75.00*


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS


*Payment plans are available upon request

Developing a Business Mindset – a workshop for qualified Counsellors - Date TBC

Trainers: Su Orosa

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to re-evaluate your counselling practice in a safe and supportive space.

  • Does your practice feel a bit stuck?
  • Are you getting the clients you actually want to work with?
  • Could you be making more of an impact if you had more of a business mind-set?


At this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Attract the clients you would like to work with
  • Develop a marketing strategy to take your counselling practice to the next level
  • Have a more visible online presence without over-exposing yourself


Date: TBC
Fee: £70.00*


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS


*Payment plans are available upon request

How to Listen without being a Counsellor - Date TBC

Trainers: Su Orosa

A Workshop for Complimentary and Alternative therapists who find it hard not to slip into ‘counsellor’ mode.


A workshop for:

  • Massage therapists
  • Beauty therapists
  • Those using counselling skills as part of their job
  • Sports therapists
  • Healers


Do you often find yourself going over your allotted time with certain clients?

Do you find yourself assuming the role of counsellor with clients?

Would you like to discover ways of being assertive with clients?

Would you like to know how to listen without feeling drained?


At the workshop you will:

  •  Explore your job role
  • Look at boundaries
  • Learn how to protect your energy so that you don’t feel drained
  • Learn about assertiveness and your rights
  • Look at the difference between counselling and counselling skills
  • Practise listening skills
  • Create a plan of action


This will be a fun and creative day that will help you to re-evaluate how you work with your clients and how to look after yourselves when working.


Date: TBC
Fee: £70.00*


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS


*Payment plans are available upon request

Counsellors CPD - Dates TBC

This is a space for counsellors to work with each other and then discuss the theories which come up from the work. We experiment, we test, we explore process, content, shape and theory; Both personally and professionally. It is a rigorous examination of our skills and practice, through which we can develop personally and professionally. Be prepared to be challenged, but also expect to grow.



Steve Eserin



Fee: £40.00


South Coast Wellbeing and Training
10-12, The Broadway
Hampden Park
BN22 0AS

Tel: 07724 186672


I would highly recommend South Coast Wellbeing and Training. Not only did I find Su extremely helpful but also very accommodating in my needs. Renting a counselling room has been hassle free and of great value. Great communication and prompt replies all the time. What more can you ask for.

Highly recommend.

Mark Potter

A lot of practical information – plenty of food for thought for me to take away.

Encouragement re motivation to take forward my ideas and make them a reality.

Thank you.


  • Made me look at what I do currently
  • Very informative
  • I feel more positive, encouraged and enthusiastic
  • Liked the energy Su brings
  • Can recommend the workshop
  • I feel more sure of myself

  • Let’s go for it and my business head-on
  • Focused on achieving a positive outcome
  • Valuing of self and service offered
  • Expanding,
  • Creative
  • Inspiring
Angie Nettle

Su's a very warm and friendly person.

Enjoyed the group discussions as well as lots of relevant information.

Recommend the course!


Inspirational and motivational.

A necessary space to plan and reflect.

Thank you

Julia E

Wellbeing & Training is our Mission

07967 423698

10 The Broadway, Hampden Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 0AS