News & Events

Catch up with the latest news and events at The Old Rectory Clinic. Our therapists and health professionals regularly hold a wide variety of interesting, informative, and useful events and workshops throughout the year. To learn more about what we do please see below.


Positive Psychology for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapists with Trevor Eddolls

Sunday 22 September 2019 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

Positive psychology is one of the most recent additions to psychology. It focuses on what makes people happy and it comes with a number of techniques that we can add to our repertoire to help our clients to successfully achieve their goals.

As well as describing how to use the techniques, there will be time to try them out on one another to ensure that everyone leaves feeling positive that they can make the best use of these techniques with clients.

This is an all-day workshop.

The workshop costs £75.00 and includes the following:

All accompanying training notes.

Certificate of Attendance - this event counts as 7 Hours of CPD.

A delicious locally-sourced buffet lunch.

Refreshments mid-morning and afternoon.

Positive psychology looks at the individual and groups. It can be applied to workforce to make work a happier place to spend so much of our waking life. It incorporates ideas of 'Flow' and being 'in the zone' when engaged in a sport or activity. The course will look at the four dimensions of wellbeing, and some useful metaphors to use with clients.

Among the techniques we can use from Positive psychology are:

Appreciative inquiry

Recognizing your feelings

Identifying signature strengths

Three good things

Grateful letter

Counting your blessings

Random Acts of Kindness

Active-constructive responding

Using a strength in a new way


Best possible self

Positive reminiscence


Three questions Learning to be optimistic

Each technique will be explained in detail and then attendees can try them out on each other.

For more details and to book your place please contact Trevor Eddolls on Phone: 01249 443256 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Working with Children and Teenagers

Sunday 15th September 2019 - 10am - 4.30pm

This full day workshop will introduce you to working with children and teenagers through the lens of child psychologists Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Bowlby, David Elkind and others. We will look at various aspects of child development including how their thinking develops; how drawing can provide us with an insight into the child’s mind; why teenagers take risks; and why young people develop low self-esteem and experience anxiety and low-mood.

Taking a solution-focused approach to this work, we will gain a greater understanding of why children and teens see the world the way that they do and discover how to work more effectively with young people in a therapeutic context.

This CPD will provide you with the evidence base to understanding children and teenagers, useful hints and tips for providing an effective therapeutic environment and a handy workbook of activities you can use that is authorised by the NSPCC for solution focused therapists. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to create your own child and teen-friendly therapeutic session guide.

Dr Rachel Gillibrand is a Chartered Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Rachel has been training psychologists for 20 years in working with children and teenagers and has co-authored the successful text book “Developmental Psychology” used as a teaching resource in Universities across Europe. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, has the DSFH and HPD and is an HCPC Registered Practitioner Health Psychologist.

Course fee is £80 which includes free parking, all refreshments and a delicious buffet lunch. For more information and to book your place please contact Dr Rachel Gillibrand on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile 01934 623062

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Present Moment - Using Mindfulness in Therapy a Workshop for Professionals

Saturday, 6th July 2019 from 09:30am -4:30pm

Present moment is central to mindfulness-based practice. There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of mental health difficulties. This introductory experiential workshop is designed for therapists, coaches and anyone working therapeutically with individuals experiencing emotional distress. You will be guided through different mindfulness examples and encouraged to work through these, both individually and in small groups, in the same way you could with your clients. The presenter will supply you with handouts that are jargon free and accessible, so you can integrate mindfulness principles into your therapy practice.


Jo Augustus is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with over 15 years’ experience working with individuals with mental health difficulties, in both the NHS and independent sector. She has delivered mindfulness-based interventions for over 10 years and has undertaken mindfulness teacher training with Bangor University. She is also full time lecturer at the University of Worcester and passionate about delivering accessible learning opportunities, promoting academic enquiry and the advancement of knowledge. She is the lead author of ‘An Introduction to Mental Health’ book published with Sage in 2019.

Learn about the evidence base for mindfulness

• Develop specific mindfulness skills play in the present moment of the client’s distress

• Learn how to use present moment interventions: from ridged to flexible responses

• Practice skills from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

• Plan ways to integrate mindfulness into your treatment plans now!


Early bird rate: £85 – ends 25th May. Standard rate: £90 – starts 26th May. Places are limited to 24. Please contact Jo to secure your place; emailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea, with a delicious locally sourced buffet. Lunch, all included in the fee

Full information can be found at


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