Fegans Training

Welcome to Fegans Training. Our informative and affordable training benefits a range of professionals that support families and young children, including counsellors, teachers, social workers, refuge works, foster and adoption parents, and family support workers. Occasionally, specific topics or approaches may mean that the training is suitable for delegates working within a therapeutic environment.


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All workshops take place at: The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

  • The Impact of Trauma on Attachment and Development

    25 January 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

    With Eugene Ellis (ref: EEJ19) £85

    The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

    This course will provide professionals with an understanding of how infant trauma can impact development that can then lead to behavioural and emotional difficulties. Participants will take away evidence that supports developmental trauma as well as an outline for a neurosequential approach to assessment and treatment.

  • Working with Children

    4 - 8 March 2019, 9.30 – 4.30pm (ref: WWC19) £500

    Bessels Green, Sevenoaks

    This is a five day course designed to provide an appropriate level of training for qualified counsellors to develop the necessary competencies to work with children aged 4 -11. The course also benefits other professionals working with children, including SENCOs and Learning Support Assistants.

    The course aims to provide qualified counsellors with the skills needed to work with children with social or emotional difficulties. It is specifically designed to support school based, one to one counselling, but will support work with primary aged children in any setting.

    The course welcomes counsellors who have trained in different modalities and will encourage participants to share their own experience and theoretical bias, methodologies and insights. The content tends towards integrative, person-centred and psychodynamic principles; however there is no expectation of prior knowledge or understanding of any one of these modalities. This modular course will combine development of theoretical understanding, experiential process, skills induction and group interaction to develop the skills required to underpin the development of a therapeutic alliance with children.

  • A New Approach: Working with Disordered Eating in the Context of Diet Culture

    15 March 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

    With Jenna Daku (ref: JDM19) £85 

    The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

    This course offers an introduction to an integrative and holistic approach to the therapeutic treatment of disordered eating. Participants will learn about the spectrum of disordered eating, and a brief overview of the different types of clinical eating disorders - including orthorexia. Jenna will explore the topics of diet culture, diet mentality, social determinants of health, fat phobia, intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, radical body positivity, weight stigma and how they are relevant to the treatment of disordered eating. Participants will leave with relational and clinical skills that can be applied with clients struggling with disordered eating

  • Virtual Life: Real Risk and Reward

    10 May 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

    With Chris Willoughby (ref: CWM19) £85 

    The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

    In this seminar we will look at the diversity, pros and cons of online life (from gaming, to dating to social media), and what might motivate many children and adults to become dependent on a virtual world. We will also look at the potential risks (including cyberbullying, addiction and grooming) and how to support clients who present with problematic internet and social media use.

  • New Theories on Bodies Today: Our Clients and How We Think About Them

    21 June 2019, 10am – 4.30pm

    With Susie Orbach (ref: SOJ19) £85 

    The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

    Susie Orbach’s latest book 'In Therapy', is an annotated version of the BBC series listened to by 2 million live. The co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre and The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute in New York, she has a practice in London seeing individuals and couples. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue is 40 years old and continuously in print in the UK. She has been a visiting Professor at LSE and was a Guardian columnist for 10 years. Susie will be exploring issues relating to body image and self esteem.

  • Esther Green: Safeguarding and Prevent

    12 July 2018, 9.30 – 4.30pm (ref: SGJ19) £85

    The Salvation Army, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT

    Safeguarding is a legal and ethical requirement when working with children. The morning session will focus on general safeguarding process and policies, including recognising how to meet personal and organisational legal responsibilities for safeguarding children; how to describe and recognise the four types of abuse and neglect; how to respond effectively when a child wants to disclose, and how to record and refer child protection concerns. The afternoon workshop will introduce the Prevent anti-terrorism intervention, and consider how we can support and protect those people that might be susceptible to radicalisation.We will also look at roles and responsibilities in respect of keeping children and young people safe from sexual exploitation as well as understanding Female Genital Mutilation, the risks, and why it is a crime.


After four training days with Fegans, I feel like I really know what I’m getting. They are really good days, with very strong teaching. Thank you.

Feedback from attendee, Fegans’ Training

An excellent mix of theory, practice, interaction, and real life examples which has led to me feeling well equipped to launch out and work in a child-led way. Also excellent and very detailed notes were provided.

Feedback from attendee, Fegans’ Training

The combination of theory and opportunity to experience role play and practice for me was very helpful. Open discussion within the group and time to process was also really helpful. There was plenty of time and it was not rushed.

Feedback from attendee, Fegans’ Training

The content was very comprehensive; there was an appreciation for, and a building on the skills I already have.

Feedback from attendee, Fegans’ Training

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