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SEPAR Counselling Skills Workshop

June 7 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 1:30 pm UTC+0

BASES the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences


Location: Online
Price: Included in application SEPAR fee
Booking Deadline: Friday 24 May 2024, midnight

Course Overview

• To develop and practice core counselling skills.
• To develop an understanding of the logistical, content and process factors associated with providing one-to-one consultancy.

This workshop will be a blend of directed preparation followed by virtual delivery. The virtual delivery will focus primarily of experiential learning including stimulus presentations, group discussion and activities, skill practice in the form of role-play activities and reflective practice.

Candidates will be required to upskill their theoretical knowledge of the Humanistic / Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches and recommended to purchase David Tod and Martin Eubank (eds) (2020), Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: current approaches to helping clients, Routledge.

Candidates will be provided with a pre-course workbook (which will be sent approx10 days prior to the workshop date). This workbook will provide more detailed information regarding the experiential components of the course along with specific direction and expectation for the preparatory reading.

Summary of course themes:
The pre-course workbook will add further detail to the course themes and indicative timetable of the order the themes will be delivered.
• An exploration of the core counselling conditions.
• An appreciation of the characteristic of professional relationships in general and therapeutic relationships in particular.
• Exploring and practicing core counselling skills.
• Structuring one-to-one support delivery.
• Psychological Approaches
• Initial considerations of professional philosophies of practice.

Presenter profile:

Dr Jonathan Katz, FBASES, BASES HPSA Accredited, is a consultant psychologist whose experience includes holding a wide variety of senior advisory and coaching positions in high performance sport and business environments. Jonathan brings considerable knowledge and understanding of organisational, individual and group responses to pressure and stress in high performance sport, clinical and corporate environments. Jonathan has been involved in fencing since the late 1970’s and his contribution has included support to regional, national and international fencing in both training and competition settings. He has been Team England head coach at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Fencing Commonwealth Championships.

Jonathan worked for 20 years as a member of a clinical psychology department where he delivered individual and group-based therapeutic interventions to a range of client groups; training sessions and workshops in counselling skills, mentoring and supervision. He has extensive experience in providing professional training and supervision and has a proven track record in supporting young professionals develop their knowledge, skills and confidence.

Jonathan is a visiting lecturer on a range of post-graduate degree courses in counselling psychology, sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise medicine, along with presenting at a range of workshops and conferences. He contributes to supporting and promoting applied psychology in journal articles and professional books.

Booking Terms and Conditions
By registering for this course, you are agreeing for BASES to provide to the workshop presenter your email contact details. The course presenter is contracted by BASES to deliver the workshop.
Courses require a minimum number of delegates to run. If a course is to be cancelled, this will be done no later than 7 days prior to the course date. This course also has a maximum delegate number so it may fill up quite quickly.
Please do not book more than one place on a workshop. Booking a place on multiple dates for the same workshop denies other SEPAR candidates of a place and workshops have limited availability. If you are unsure what dates you have previously booked, please email education@bases.org.uk to find out.
As per the Qualification Handbook, please note that only one free place per candidate is permitted on each workshop. If a candidate books and then cancels within seven days of the workshop, or fails to attend the workshop without notifying the BASES Office, then the candidate will be liable to pay the delegate fee to attend that workshop when it is next scheduled. The fees are as follows:
b. BASES Safeguarding workshop £50
c. BASES Ethics in Professional Practice workshop £100
d. BASES Reflective Practice workshop £100
e. BASES Case Study workshop £50
g. BASES Counselling Skills Workshop £250
These workshops are compulsory as part of the SEPAR and are an expectation of the HCPC requirements.


Due to the nature and focus of the content of this course, and following candidate feedback from the inaugural workshop in 2021, the decision was made to run the workshops over 4 part days, to prevent the days being too intense and overwhelming for candidates. To sign up for this course, you MUST attend all four sessions.
  • Friday 7 June 09.30 – 12.00
  • Monday 10 June 09.30-13.30
  • Wednesday 12 June 09.30-15.30
  • Friday 14 June 09.30-13.30
This workshop contributes to a large extent to the following SEPAR Competencies:
1.5.1    Current issues in the Professional Practice of Sport & Exercise Psychology
1.5.2    Frameworks for Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
1.5.3    Approaches to Counselling
2.2.4    Identify clients’ expectations, needs and requirements in order to appropriately negotiate the priorities of the client
2.5.7    Use counselling skills to optimise the consultancy process
2.6.3    Select and assess elements of consultant effectiveness appropriate to the role, consultancy expectations and service deliverables
3.2.1    Analyse their own strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for personal development
3.2.3    Demonstrate a commitment to, and engagement with, professional development through continuing advancement of own knowledge, understanding and competence
This workshop also contributes to some extent to the following SEPAR Competencies:
1.1.1    The Nature of Sport and Exercise Psychology
1.1.6    Mental Health
1.2.3    Understanding of Special Issues in Sport Psychology
2.2.1    Assess the performance-related demands of the particular sport or exercise context
2.2.2    Assess organisational structure to inform evaluation
2.2.3    Understand the requirements of team member audits/ intake interviews
2.3.1    Justify decisions made for consultancy from that of a research informed practice position through case formulation
2.4.1    Select appropriate interventions based on needs analysis outcomes or intervention
2.5.2    Negotiate roles and responsibilities in relation to client and/or stakeholder needs
2.5.3    Recognise the need to use interpersonal skills to encourage active participation of service users in consultancy sessions
2.5.4    Apply technical frameworks in action in order to achieve agreed client outcomes
2.5.6    Build and sustain relationships with a range of clients and stakeholders
3.1.1    State and justify their own philosophical approach to practice
3.1.3    Know the limits of their own practice and when to seek advice or refer to another professional
3.2.2    Understand the value of reflection on practice and evidence engagement in the process
3.3.4    Demonstrate an understanding and compliance with relevant codes of conduct (e.g.: BASES, HCPC) to ensure ethical and safeguarding principles are applies in practice



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