The CaPPP member’s Annual Gathering is a free annual event for CaPPP members and follows our AGM.
This year after the AGM the day will comprise of a morning and afternoon workshop on The Art of Building Resilience & Wellbeing in the Helping Professions with Angela McCormack. This will be a participative and trauma-informed workshop to engage delegates in creatively reflecting on how we can support ourselves and each other in deepening our resilience and wellbeing as we engage in relational therapeutic work.
Workshop facilitator profile
I am an accredited UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP, Clinical Supervisor, facilitator, trainer and independent consultant. I have a career history in both business and charity management. In addition to my private practice in Wellington, Somerset, I specialise in working with trauma, and hold the position of Senior Therapist at The Green House Bristol, a specialist sexual trauma centre, where I have worked since 2010. I also work as a Clinical Supervisor at SARSAS – Somerset and Avon Sexual Abuse Services. Additionally, I am a Clinical Supervisor to all the operational staff at Barnardo’s BASE specialist child sexual & criminal exploitation teams in Bristol, and other Barnardo’s Bristol and Somerset services, as well as for MIND in Somerset. I have worked with clients in one-to-one and group settings, for both psychotherapy and supervision and I have completed over 15,000 post- qualification, supervised, clinical hours.
Following an initial career in the electronics industry and a London University Degree, I moved into the not-for-profit sector. I have held various managerial roles including working for eight years with ChildLine and the NSPCC where I was a Director and part of their Senior Leadership Team. After a two-year initial training in counselling in the early 1990s, I successfully completed a further five years postgraduate humanistic and integrative psychotherapy studies in 2006 from CCPE London. I also have a professional diploma in Clinical Supervision.
As an independent consultant and professional trainer in the commercial and charity sectors, I have delivered a wide variety of training courses including working with complex trauma, vicarious trauma and building resilience, sexual trauma, sexually harmful (perpetrator) behaviour, working with males, working with body-centred mindfulness, and legal and ethical issues in the helping professions. In addition to my own private consultancy work, I have been commissioned to facilitate workshops for Bath and North East Somerset Council, North Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, The London Borough of Camden, the NHS and Avon and Somerset Police.
Pre-booking is essential for this event.
Registration and refreshments are from 9.00 for a prompt start at 9.30 – lunch and refreshments are included
Timetable for the day
Registration & refreshments 9.00 to 9.30
AGM 9.30 to 10.30
Tea, coffee break 10.30 to 11.00
Workshop 11.00 to 12.30
Lunch 12.30 to 14.00
Workshop 14.00 to 15.30
Reflections 15.30 to 16.00
Venue: Engineer’s House, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3NB