Certificate in Group Facilitation

Spirit Project

Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre for women

CPD Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Courses and Training

Continuing Professional Devalopment Training for therapists

Certificate in Group Facilitation

(therapeutic and non-therapeutic)

This course is recognized by the National Counselling Society - Quality Checked status


Every group has a distinct character and power and is always more than the sum of its individual parts.


Facilitating groups can be like journeying without a map - often difficult, intense, challenging and stimulating.


Group facilitators can become the receptacle for the group's negativity and projections. The course aims to elicit each member's unique ability, and develop their confidence in facilitating therapeutic groups - by exploring with them their ability to use themselves to harness the strength of the group to empower individual members.


This 7 day (one weekend per month + one Saturday) training will cover the characteristics of group work: tasks, facilitator styles, models, interventions, dynamics and processes, boundaries and inherent difficulties. By the end of the course members should have developed:


Theory and practice of group facilitation

Group facilitation skills

Group processes and stages of group development

Roles and dynamics within groups

Styles, role and tasks of the group facilitator

Use of self (personal attributes and contributions you bring to groups and group facilitation)

Assessment for groups


Conflict resolution

Differences and diversity and group facilitation

Co-facilitation skills

Setting up groups

Skills and practice


Entry requirements

Participants wishing to facilitate therapeutic groups will need to have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience and be currently working as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Hold a Diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy qualification, or equivalent.


Participants wishing to facilitate non-therapeutic groups: this course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve leading, working with or training groups/teams. E.g. Coaches, trainers and those who have group work experience and are facilitating workshops and training courses. Prior experience of facilitating groups is needed in order to attend.


Because of the experiential nature of this training, the course requires you to be willing to take part in skills practice - either as a facilitator or as a group member - and discussions and to use your own experience as material to learn from. Self-reflective skills will be needed in order to look at the self in relation to groups. This includes the requirement to express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately.



This course also meets the requirements of NCS Advanced Specialist Training status for individuals who complete the course and who are already a qualified/experienced practitioner of counselling, psychotherapy or a closely related activity such as coaching. This recognition is subject to individuals, who have completed the course, providing proof of their qualifications to the Spirit Project - if the criteria are met then the Spirit Project can provide an advanced specialist training certificate to the individual.



10th & 11th March 2018

21st & 22nd April 2018

19th & 20& May 2018

9th June 2018 (Saturday)


Times: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm




Venue: The Willows, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 2QJ


For futher details please contact Maya

Tel. 01773 438854

Mob. 07903 598 324

E-mail: mayanayake1@talktalk.net

Click here to download an application form