Edwina Hawkridge Counselling in Stamford, and City of London

Training Courses by Counsellors for Counsellors



Thrive CPD offers an interesting and varied programme of CPD for counsellors and therapists, by two experienced trainers. When we are looking for CPD, we really want the in person experience. So we make no apologies for offering only in person training ourselves. Our CPD offers value for money and an enjoyable group experience, where you come away with skills to apply back in the room with clients.


2024 Programme

Saturday 27th April, Peterborough Working with Clients who Self Harm

You will learn:

  • How and why people self-harm
  • Common misconceptions around self-harm
  • Tools and techniques to use with your clients
  • Signs, symptoms and risks
  • What to do if someone self-harms in session
  • Further resources and signposting

Friday 17th May, Peterborough Introduction to Working with Eating Disorders

You will learn:

  • Signs, symptoms and risks of eating disorders and disordered eating
  • What it is like for the client
  • Tools and techniques to support clients, including experiential learning through working on your own 'food script'
  • Competence and referral
  • Factors in development of eating disorders

Eating disorders are a specialist field of therapy. Your trainers hold 'Master Practitioner' Diplomas from the National Centre for Eating Disorders and are highly experienced in working with this client group.





Saturday 8th June, Peterborough From Counsellor to Coach - Introduction

You will learn:

  • Ways of thinking about the interface between therapy and coaching
  • How coaching could benefit your practice and your clients
  • Ethical and practical considerations of becoming a coach
  • A framework for coaching interventions that you can use straight away

Your trainers hold diplomas in coaching in addition to counselling qualifications, and have extensive experience as coach-therapists. This one day course provides an introduction to coaching for counsellors. It is also a route into the Counsellor to Coach Diploma that will launch in September 2024.

Attendees on the Introduction course will receive a 10% discount on the Diploma price.



Working with clients with poor body image Saturday 22nd June, Archway Health, Market Harborough.

You will learn:

  • The roots of body image issues
  • How to work with clients to develop insight into these issues
  • Tools and techniques to support clients in improving their body image
  • The importance of looking at our own body image values and issues

October 2024-April 2025 Counsellor to Coach Diploma

  • This course will be delivered in person over two Friday-Saturday 'weekends' in autumn 2024 plus two Saturdays in 2025 - six days in total.
  • The course meets the requirements of the BACP training curriculum for Coaching




Organisational & Company Training

In 2017 the Centre for Mental Health found that stress and mental health problems cost the UK economy £34.9 Billion. £21.2 Billion was due to reduced productivity at work, with £10.6 Billion being lost due to sickness absence, with £3.1 Billion being spent on replacing staff who leave their jobs because of their mental health.

Thrive CPD is a training provider run by two expert counsellor-coaches. We provide bespoke training days to organisations like yours equipping managers with the tools to better support staff and giving staff the tools to appropriately support themselves. With our training you can reduce sickness absence, increase productivity and provide a workplace that values its employees.

Our Courses include:

  • Mental Health in the workplace for managers
  • Mental Health in the workplace for employees
  • Stress management training
  • Building mental health resilience in your workforce
  • Food, mood and boosting productivity
  • Active listening
  • Managing people effectively

    All these courses are offered as a half day or full day package and are detailed in the attached document. We also offer one-to-one coaching to support your team’s development and effectiveness.

    Previous Clients
  • Amazon
  • Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling
  • CASY
  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Don't lose hope
  • EMI
  • Exel Logistics
  • G4S
  • IPC Media Group
  • Light Project Peterborough
  • NHS
  • Prudential
  • Simply Health
  • Virgin Money
  • Zurich Insurance


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Mental Health Training

Companies and Organisations are coming under increasing pressure to better support their employees physical and mental health. I provide bespoke training which teaches employees to support their mental health.

Typically, Mental Health training includes:

  • How to recognise mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction in yourself and colleagues
  • Strategies for boosting resilience
  • Toolkit on how to prevent and manage ill mental health
  • How to identify when extra support is needed
  • Resources pack
  • CPD certificate


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Stress Management Training

Training programme typically includes:

  • How to recognise stress and mental health triggers in yourself and colleagues
  • Strategies for managing work related stress
  • Strategies for managing personal stress
  • Nutritional Guidance on foods and how they impact productivity, mood and energy levels
  • What to eat to support immune system, cognitive productivity and to combat fatigue.
  • Resources pack
  • CPD certificate

    Training is normally a mixture of taught learning, experiential learning & group work.


Reviews - Thrive CPD

What our delegates say about us

"Edwina's training was fun, informative and interesting"- A.A

"The training was excellent and engaging, I have lots of practical advice to help me with my mental health in the future" - K.H

"Great value for money, I learned far more than I thought I would!"- S.L

“I learned so much the training was excellent thank you”

“The training was a nice mix of interactive tasks and ideas to use in practice”

"Thank you for all your hard work”

“The workshop was very useful loved it”

Training Prices
All training is bespoke and can be adapted to meet your organisations needs. Training is normally a mixture of taught learning, experiential learning and group work.

Half day course is £400 for 8 delegates to attend. Additional delegates charged at £40 per person up to a maximum capacity of 20 people.
Full day course is £750 for 8 delegates to attend. Additional delegates charged at £75 per person up to a maximum capacity of 20 people.
Discounts are available for multiple bookings paid in advanced.

If you would like any further information or are interested in booking an Thrive CPD course for your business get in touch to request a booking form.


I believe that strong and effective supervision comes from providing a supportive space for counsellors, therapists and trainees. My certification as a supervisor came from the National Counselling Society and I had to demonstrate my ability to understand the concepts of supervision, reflect on these and implement them in practice. The relational depth and environment that I provide helps my supervisees to grow and develop their skills whilst exploring client work.

Feedback from a supervisee: ‘Thank you for making it such an enjoyable experience giving us the space to share our thoughts about each others cases, imparting your knowledge and providing guidance. – A.K 2022.

I work collaboratively with supervisees so that they can get the most from supervision. If this is something you are interested in experiencing please do get in touch.


Price for Supervision

Individual Supervision (1.5 hours) - £80

Group Supervision of 2 - 3 people (1.5 hours) : £120

Reports, Letters and Trainee Paperwork charged at additional £30 per hour.



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