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.


Optimum First Aid Course

Saturday 21st September, 9.30am - 5pm

Julie Williams of Optimum First Aid is delivering this First Aid Course at The Old Rectory Clinic on Saturday 21st September, 9.30am - 5pm. The course offers a Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work RQF qualification. It is ideally suited to therapists and wellbeing class instructors or business owners (low risk workplace environments) mandated or wish to comply with Health and Safety at Work (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The course consists at looking at roles and responsibilities of a first aider, assessing an incident, CPR and use of a defibrillator (AED), unconscious casualty, recovery position, shock, wounds and bleeding, choking, seizures, minor injuries and burns.

The cost of this full day course is £75.65 early bird if booked before the 21st August and £89 thereafter. This price includes a certificate, a first aid booklet, free parking, buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. For more information and to book your place please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07817 484418.

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Positive Psychology for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapists with Trevor Eddolls

Sunday 22nd September 2019 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

Positive psychology is one of the most recent additions to psychology. Its focus is 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. By way of an introduction to Positive Psychology, we'll look briefly at its history and compare self-determination theory and the hedonic adaptation prevention model of wellbeing. We'll discuss what makes people happy, and what, perhaps surprisingly doesn't. We'll look at improving a person's level of happiness. 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

Gratitude journal

Sentence completion


A wonderful day together

Life summary

Worry time

Worry journal


Identify your values


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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