CPD Network Norwich with GLCS

Continuing Professional Development for Counsellors…check out the Counselling Directory for latest info

Golden Leaf hosts a morning training session every 3-4 months in Norwich on a Friday, 10.00 – 1.30 pm, at Anteros Arts, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 1LJ. Coffee, Cake and Certificate for £45.00. https://www.anterosfoundation.com

2023 and 2024 Psychology Group at Norwich Club: various training events; NEXT:

(July 2024) Diversity and the Other: concepts of soul

2023: Safeguarding and Gender for Children and Teens; Trauma Tools in Action;

2023 and 2024 Psychology Group at Norwich Club: various training events

2022: Trauma and the Body (18th March 2022)

In 2021 we studied:

Lost Pianos in Siberia and Psychosynthesis (did Maslow get it wrong?) and

Autism vs Trauma and Communication: which is it? Autism or Trauma masquerading as Autism?

COVID 19 UPDATE January 2022

Hello dear client!

My large therapy room continues to give us the opportunity to sit comfortably two metres apart and yet to retain the safe and private atmosphere that is conducive to therapy sessions working well. If you are not comfortable without a mask, then I suggest a remote session, as its essential that we can see each other’s faces while working. Sometimes a walking session is also an option (depending on availability and the weather!)

I would request that you bring your own drinking water if you are at all anxious about using a glass provided by myself. A glass of water will always be available for you should you need one, but I cannot guarantee its sterility as I don’t have a dishwasher at the present time. Fresh tissues will be available as usual.

Hand sanitiser is always available.

I would also request that you do not attend if you are starting a cold, just as a precaution. Face to face sessions can be changed to a remote session without the usual 24 hours notice, but you will still be liable for a full session charge if you cancel without the 24 hours notice.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me on:


Coping with Covid 19 Anxiety

Dear Potential or Existing Client!

Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Plan for March and April 2020

I wanted to write you some words of reassurance at this anxious time for us all.

Firstly, I want to reassure you that Golden Leaf Counselling is still open for business.  I am using telephone or Skype sessions at this time, until the end of April, when I will reassess the situation.

Blessings and good wishes to you all


Below please find an extract from an article I wrote recently, for your encouragement: 

Noticing Helpful Little Things at Times of Anxiety

This week I was up early for an appointment and heard the joy of the little birds just tuning up for the dawn chorus. Watching the sky lighten as I drove along with a good friend beside me and the early signs of Spring passing by the windows of the car, made me realise that there is much to be thankful for. Maybe a little mindfulness would help you too?

To be “mindful” refers to focusing on your ‘felt sensations’ as you enjoy the world around you, and also as you identify what makes you feel less comfortable.  It is a way to understand your body as a barometer of your feelings – they may be ‘set fair’, or ‘stormy’, or ‘on the change’. 

As an example, I have recently discovered how much more enjoyment I get from eating sourdough bread (toasted) rather than the regular supermarket bread, even wholemeal.  There is something about the chewiness of the sensation as you bite into a slice of sourdough toast, perhaps spread with butter and a good quality

berry jam, marmalade or honey, that is very satisfying.  It takes longer to chew and swallow, but seems to feel more comforting. You may have a favourite food that not only is good for your health, but which makes you feel good too. 

Why not try mindfully eating your breakfast, or mindfully walking the dog, over the coming weeks, and see what a difference it makes?

There is more information on my website at www.goldenleafcounselling.com, and I have written an article which you can find on the Counselling Directory, at https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles.html (Coping with Corona Virus (Covid 19) Mindfully).