Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Riverside’s highly regarded and stimulating CPD Programme aims to offer Saturday workshops that are open to therapists from all backgrounds. For those who are qualified or still in training, or even for those who just have an interest in counselling and psychotherapy.

Workshops are delivered by leading clinicians across a range of therapeutic specialisms, and sessions may be used as proof of CPD towards re-accreditation. A CPD certificate is issued at the end of each workshop.

Our workshops offer rich and varied opportunities to deepen your expertise, to meet with local fellow practitioners and to discover new ideas to support your practice. They are usually held at the Friends’ Meeting House, 45 Northfield End, Henley, RG9 2JJ.  At present our workshops are being held online and we are closely monitoring and following the advice from Public Health England and aim to resume face to face events as soon as is safe.

We are closely monitoring and following the advice from Public Health England and aim to resume our planned Saturday CPD events as soon as is safe.


Understanding and Working with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Toby Ingham January 22nd 2022, 10:00AM to 12:30PM

This will take place online via Microsoft Teams

In this CPD session Toby will start by examining clinical thinking around the subject of emotional instability.  He has long been drawn to the complex questions that underly diagnoses of borderline personality disorder and emotionally unstable personality disorder, and finds that in his own private practice, and in the voluntary counselling organisation he works for, it has become increasingly necessary to have a working understanding of these ideas. Being able to think about the multifaceted transferential dynamics that problems of emotional stability raise, can provide us with a lens through which we can more effectively orient ourselves and our work.

In this CPD event Toby will first consider theoretical ideas, and then look at case material. Please come with case material of your own to discuss.  The aim of the session is to increase our capacity to reflect on the phenomena of emotional instability. Hopefully we will all come away from it feeling better equipped to work with these often-disturbing clinical experiences and encounters.

Cost: £30 (£20 concessionary rate for students & Riverside Associates*)

How to book:

To book, please email this form to

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The remaining events will take place at the Friends Meeting House, 45 Northfield End, Henley Rg9 1JJ

  • 22.1.22: Understanding and Working With Emotionally unstable Personality Disorder (Toby Ingham)
  • 19.3.22: Phenomenology, Alienation and Psychotherapy (Tony McSherry)
  • 21.5.22: Adolescent Development in a Culture of Social Media (Philip Stokoe)
  • 16.7.22: Novel Connections: Exploring Literature and Psychotherapy (Martin Weegmann) NB 10am – 4.30pm
  • 24.9.22: Working With Dreams: (Carol Leader)
  • 26.11.22: Sibling Relationships and Their Importance in Psychotherapy (Val Parker) 

About Toby Ingham

Toby has extensive experience in private practice, in the NHS and in the voluntary sector. He is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists and the Association of Independent Psychotherapists and is the Clinical Director of South Bucks Counselling.

After training within the NHS at St. Barts Hospital and Homerton Hospital in London, he worked as a staff psychotherapist at the Nightingale Hospital. He has also undertaken further training and work in the voluntary sector with the Promis Addiction Centre and Age Concern. He trained as a supervisor with the SAP.

In addition to being clinical lead of South Bucks Counselling, Toby works in private practice, undertaking both clinical work and supervision.  Since the outbreak of Covid, he has worked with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire NHS and voluntary sector mental health group.

Information about Terms and Condition for CPD

Stage One Certificate Course

Meets the BACP Core Competences for those wanting to work with Young People aged 11+. Click here to see the flyer.

You may be aware that both the BACP and UKCP require those working with young people under the age of 18, who are adult trained or undertaking an adult training, to have evidence that they have acquired the competences to work safely, with young people.
The Aim of this training:
Is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with adolescents of secondary school age alongside enabling you to develop the capacity to reflect on your practice and think with others about the clinical work.

The course will be online except for most Saturday dates.  The dates are:

  • Monday 24th January – Ethical and Professional Practice
  • Monday 28th February – Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Saturday 12th March – Risk Assessments
  • Monday 28th March – Child and Adolescent Development and Transitions
  • Monday 25th April – Communication with Young People
  • Monday 23rd May – Beginnings and Endings with Young People
  • Saturday 11th June – Mental Health and Young People
  • Monday 27th June – Working in the Context of the Counselling Setting

£700 for the whole course (8 modules)
£80 for individual module
How to register:
To register your interest in this training or to find out more please send an email to 

Directions and parking for when training days are face to face


Enter The Meeting House through the metal gate to the right of the building and walk down a short alleyway where you enter through a green door to the left. 

Please note that there is only limited parking at The Meeting House, therefore you may wish to investigate alternative parking in Henley and give yourself ample time to reach us.  Participants in the past have parked at the Henley Rugby Football Club or Waitrose (up to 3 hours) in the town centre, both have pay and display parking. 

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Booking and Cancellation: Bookings are provisional on receipt of the correct fee.  Refunds or credits will be issued up until 7 days before the event.

To Book email 

Payment: Payment can be made for CPD events by a BACS transfer to the following account:

Bank:  Lloyds

Account Name: Riverside Counselling Service

Sort Code: 30-94-13

Account Number: 00792754

Please use reference SURNAME / CPD / Speaker’s Initial

Cost: £30 (£20 concessionary rate for students on BACP or UKCP accredited courses & Riverside Associates: past counsellors, trustees or volunteers of Riverside)