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Birkbeck Training Series


Launched in 2018 by the Student Counselling Service at Birkbeck, University of London, the workshops are created by and for HE counsellors and tailored specifically to short-term work with students. The CPD workshops from previous years have proved an invaluable space for meeting, sharing and learning.

2021-22 Workshops

Ticket price

  • £70 per workshop (including a recording of the trainer's presentation).
  • £200 if you book all three workshops (this includes a place in the reflective forum).
  • Workshops are aimed at qualified counsellors, particularly those working with students in a higher education setting.


  • 9am-1pm with short breaks. 

Live online workshop details

  • The interactive workshops will include the trainer’s presentation, a question and answer, and breakout group discussions. 
  • Participants need an electronic device (preferably a computer/laptop) with a microphone, webcam and reliable internet connection. 
  • Joining instructions will be emailed to participants a few days before including a guide to using the online platform/software (schedule, and slides in advance when possible.
  • A CPD certificate will be emailed afterwards.

Booking and payment

Cancellation policy

  • A refund will be given for all cancellations requested more than 30 days before the event takes place. 
  • Any cancellation made less than 30 days before the booked event takes place will not receive a refund.
  • However, if you cannot attend, you can transfer your place free of charge to another person who is a counsellor/therapist if you provide their name by email at least 24 hours before the scheduled event start time and all further workshop materials will go to them.
  • All cancellation requests must be made by email to the Counselling Service. 
  • In the unlikely event of the workshop being cancelled or postponed, we will offer a full ticket refund. However, we will not be responsible for costs incurred such as travel or accommodation.

Contact details

  • If you have any queries, please  (Deputy Service Manager) and she will respond as soon as possible.
  • We also welcome your feedback and ideas for future workshops.
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Past workshops




  • Assessment for Short Term Counselling in Higher Education 
  • Managing Risk
  • Working with Trauma and Sexual Abuse