DiamondLeaf Training

Diamondleaf Training is the training arm of my business. It offers a wide range of bespoke options to individuals, organisations, and companies who might be looking for training solutions, presentations and consultancy.

Bespoke Trainings, Workshops and Consultancy

Attitudes towards people struggling with mental health issues would seem to be improving through advertising campaigns but there is still a stigma that is often borne out of a lack of knowledge. Training can help address this gap which is likely to have a positive effect for sufferer and trainee. My personal view is that we are all human and any one of us can develop a mental health issue, so the more we understand about it the more compassionate we are likely to be to others and ourselves.

Having training and experience in a wide range of mental health issues means I am able to offer a bespoke service, tailored to your requirements. It could be that you are being asked to work with people who are struggling with mental health issues and unsure how best to approach this. Not feeling prepared can be anxiety-provoking, and training or consultancy can help safely underpin this process.

I have researched and also work in the area of online communications, and have responded to the curiosity surrounding working in this way by offering bespoke and workshop trainings, as well as business coaching, to professionals contemplating working online. I also run a campaign for positive online communications called The Netiquette Revolution

You won’t be surprised to hear my research specialism and experience in online relationships has been more in demand in recent days, and I have provided support to many organisations, charities, companies and individuals struggling with adapting to work safely and effectively online.

Not least of this was a webinar run in conjunction with colleague Kate Dunn and John Wilson with his team at Onlinevents. As the Covid 19 pandemic struck we offered a weekly webinar called Coronavirus: Our Responses and Responsibilities to offer our experience and support to struggling therapists, which ran for 18 weeks. Onlinevents also released the Behind The Screen Series Kate and I had already filmed, which was picked up by the BACP at the time. We continue to work with Onlinevents to support therapists finding their way forward. It is a huge privilege to be able to support therapists in this way and one of my prouder achievements (-:

Previous well received trainings, workshops and presentations are: Resilience workshops run with my yoga teacher colleague Caroline Carty, Pluralistic Therapy presentation, Diversity workshop run with colleague Dr Amelia Rana, Working in Private Practice presentation, and Working Online Workshops (see testimonials below).

LIVING AND WORKING ONLINE WORKSHOP 

In conjunction with Maureen Cooper (author of The Stress Workbook) we are running this timely 2 hour workshop to support people who have been struggling with the blurring of boundaries and resulting stress of living and working online. 

 You are very welcome to join us at this self-select fee, interactive online via Zoom workshop – hosted by onlinevents. We aim to provide an understanding of the hidden stressors involved for many of us who are now living and working online, look at strategies to help us identify some of the triggers and loops, and work towards a better balance of our emotional regulation system. The workshop is suitable for anyone who finds themselves in this situation and particularly those in helping professions.

Maureen will be sharing exercises from the newly published Stress Workbook and I bring in some ideas from the Netiquette Guidelines I developed to explore some of the tricky places we can sometimes find ourselves in.

We both feel very strongly in the functional value of compassion to self-support us in life, and that can sometimes feel like it is missing in online places. 

We look forward to seeing you there and please book on or read more in the link below:

LIVING AND WORKING ONLINE: THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPASSION IN ONLINE PLACES

 

 

 

 

How I Work

As a counselling psychologist you can be sure that I am working ethically and with the most up-to-date research and advice. Depending on your needs, I also have access to other mental health professionals who will work with me and/or who I can consult. I am mindful that talking about mental health issues can be difficult and you can be sure that this will be managed safely and with sensitivity. I am also very aware that everything occurs in its own unique context, which often includes an organisational setting, and that this can also require attention. The specialism I hold in online relationships has been in demand recently as I support those looking to work ethically and effectively online.

I currently offer; staff training, workshops, presentations, talks, consultancy and packages of training which I can adapt to meet your needs. Some of the issues that people can struggle to understand are; Loss, grief and bereavement, anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, learning difficulties, self-harm and suicidal ideation, for example. There are of course wide variations within these categories (and not all are classified as mental health disorders) but training will be tailored to meet the needs of the group. I work with other professionals as appropriate. 

Prices are competitive and on a sliding scale depending on practicalities such as provision of training facilities, audience size, how many trainers will be required etc. I am happy to discuss your needs and provide a quote. Please feel free to contact me.

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Testimonials

Here is some anonymised feedback from recent workshops

Can highly recommend this training. Really informative & Practical. Carole’s delivery is warm & relaxed and allowed lots of time for questions. (Working therapeutically online)

I appreciated both the structure and relaxed nature of the workshop and the opportunity to get involved in discussion. (Working therapeutically online).

This workshop reaches the parts other workshops miss (Yoga & MH)

I would definitely recommend the session and hope there would be more. Would be useful in lots of different environments (schools, offices, workplace). (Yoga & MH)

A helpful insight into the way the body and mind can influence each other, and how we can actively help ourselves reduce the impact of anxiety and depression on our daily lives (Yoga & MH)

The helpful links to supportive organisations and resources both during the morning and in your correspondence afterwards has been valuable to me as a newcomer to the online world. It has provoked me to read and research topics I had otherwise not thought interesting or relevant. You helped open my eyes to the value of working both in an asynchronous way and live to accommodate the needs of our varying clients. (Working therapeutically Online)

I found the workshop very interesting and quite reassuring. The exercises we were shown are definitely going to be useful to me. (Yoga & MH)

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