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We usually have placements for between 1 – 3 counselling students each year with most students commencing counselling with us in the first term of their final year of training. Selection criteria and an application form can be downloaded here. Application forms, together with your CV if you wish, can be emailed to the Head of Counselling at info@thewellcounselling.co.uk or posted to The Well Counselling, Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Great Malvern, WR14 2AY

In keeping with our Christian ethos all our counsellors are Christians, although we offer regular, professional counselling as against Christian Counselling. We require a reference from your Minister as part of the application process.

Training events

The Well Counselling Service offers ongoing CPD in the form of regular training opportunities for counsellors which are listed below.  Some of our events may also be of benefit to those working in other roles for whom the subject area is relevant.

If you wish to attend one of our CPD events please print the downloadable booking form below and send with your cheque to Training, The Well Counselling, Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY.

Most of our events take place on the 1st floor. A lift is available.

New Dates for Well Counselling External Training 2019


Saturday 27th April 2019 and Saturday 22nd June 2019

10am – 4pm



The Well Counselling warmly invites you to two one-day long seminars in what it means to be solutions-focused in our client work. For many of us who are counsellors, solutions-focused training left an indelible impression on our therapeutic approach. The illuminating idea that ‘what is right with our clients is more important than what is wrong with them’ has been a hinge on which our work has swung from a pessimistic frame to an optimistic frame. The philosophy and skills enabled us to embrace a “learned optimism” about client work which we have found has been consistently empowering and releasing for our clients when used appropriately.

The 2 day course will be helpful, not only to counsellors, but coaches and teachers, indeed all who have work within the caring and enabling professions. We may follow up this course with some specialised counselling training for those who are interested in developing skills for brief therapy. The programme will offer plenty of chance to practice and experience the approach, with a view to challenging are current stance and practice from the radical position offered by the approach.

We are delighted to have Jeff Matthews to lead the training for us. Jeff has been involved with solutions-focused approaches in his work as a coach and coach supervisor in a variety of personal and organisational settings. He has used these methods as the basis of his own practice and it forms a cornerstone of his approach in training professionals in all forms of purposeful conversation. He originally trained in Finland with Ben Furman, and then Bill O’Connell as part of a Masters programme at Birmingham University. More recently he has worked with BRIEF (London) and is an accredited member of Solutions-Focused in Organisations (SFiO) and UKASFP.


Booking Information

The fee for each session is £50.00.

To book a place for one of our CPD events please complete and email/post the downloadable form below to:

email: info@thewellcounselling.co.uk

post: Training, The Well Counselling, Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY

You can either enclose a cheque or pay by BACS.

Click Here for our Training Course Booking form.


Training Courses


Skills to help you listen in a helpful way

A 10 week course 

This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in an environment where people matter, whether in a voluntary, church or employed setting. It will help you to listen to other people and show an interest in them more effectively. It will also help you to develop your own self –awareness.

Course contents will include;

  • Developing listening skills
  • Developing empathy
  • Accepting others
  • Listening safely
  • Giving & receiving feedback
  • Listening to yourself

Each session is 2.5 hours, and will include some teaching with individual and groups exercises based on the weekly topic.

Course 1: Thursdays: 6.30pm—9pm

Dates: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 14, 11

Course 2: Thursdays: 10am—12.30pm

Dates: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, Jun 6, 13, 20, Jul 4, 11

Cost: £125 (including £25 deposit)

For further details please email: training@thewellcounselling.co.uk

Please download an application form here; Course Application Form






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