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.


2021 Saturday CPD – This event has been cancelled.

Saturday 8th May 2021  – 10:00am-12:30pm

‘Phenomenology, Alienation and Psychotherapy’

By Tony McSherry

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Saturday 5th June 2021 – 10:00am-16:30pm –

This event has been cancelled.

‘And Therein Lies A Tale: An Introduction to Narrative Psychology’ 

By Martin Weegmann

Further information to follow

Saturday 3rd July 2021  – 10:00am-12:30pm

This event has been cancelled.

‘Adolescent Development in a Culture of Social Media’

By Philip Stokoe

Further Information to follow

Saturday 4th September 2021  – 10:00am-12:30pm

‘Understanding and working with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (BPD)’

By Toby Ingham

Further Information to follow

Saturday November 2021 (date TBC)

‘Reflecting on Thoughts, Feelings and Reverie in the Therapeutic Encounter to Enhance our Understanding of Clients’

by Paul Terry

Further Information to Follow

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:

25th January 2021 – Ethical and Professional Practice
22nd February 2021 – Child Protection and Safeguarding
13th March 2021 – Risk Assessments
22nd March 2021 – Communication with Young People
26th April 2021 – Child and Adolescent Transitions
24th May 2021 – Beginnings and Endings with Young People
19th June 2021 – Working in The Context of The Counselling Setting
28th June 2021 – Mental Health and Young People 

£600 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)