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Iron Mill College

We pride ourselves on offering excellent standards of creative and inspiring teaching, delivered by highly experienced professionals.

We offer a very special learning environment to our diverse and growing community of students.

Our expanding range of courses includes University programmes and professional training, from entry level right through to post qualifying.

 

Iron Mill was founded over 40 years ago in 1981, taking its name from a stream that ran past its original home on the edge of Exmoor. The College is now based at 'Morwenstow', a beautiful and historic building in the centre of Exeter, with 'The Quadrangle' providing fantastic extra spaces and facilities in the annexe to the rear. Iron Mill College also established a further training centre a few years ago in Poole, which is also going from strength to strength, with the college recently moving to a new, larger venue with improved facilities.

These locations have enabled more people to gain access to our training and have helped contribute to the busy, lively learning environment that the college is renowned for. Our academic staff team has also grown, and we employ people who are good team members, relational, friendly, highly experienced, and passionate about inspiring others.

Iron Mill College is a place of creativity, reflection and academic development. We are taking what was so valuable in Iron Mill College’s previous and respected educational history and applying it to the contemporary demands of the mental health and wellbeing professions today. We are large enough to give a good choice of externally validated, nationally recognised professional qualifications that employers will value, and small enough that we all know and value one another within a rich and diverse learning community

Iron Mill College is growing - this is an exciting time to become part of this community and to shape and influence the college as it moves forward.

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Workshops

Workshop

TA 101 Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

This in person course, delivered over 2-days, will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the key concepts and theories of Transactional Analysis (TA), as a way of understanding what makes people tick.

A stand-alone course, with a standardised syllabus agreed by international TA organisations, recognised by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). Participants ill be awarded an officially recognised TA 101 certificate upon completion.

Also offers a taster for longer TA psychotherapy courses at Iron Mill College and is a pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to study TA at an advanced level.

Workshop

Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy

An interactive 1-day workshop designed to give you a deeper insight into what it’s like to work with a canine co-therapist.

About this event

Short Description:

Our connection to the animals around us has been part of our evolution for thousands of years, and for very many people this connection is an integral part of what supports their good mental health. This is an expanding and exciting area of therapy work with a range of possibility far beyond reading to dogs in schools and the obvious benefits of stroking those velvety soft ears!

Blending underpinning theory with interactive, relaxed learning, wherever your current level of understanding and experience this day is designed to give you a deeper insight into what it’s like to work with a canine co-therapist - the challenges, the creative possibilities, the connections and the enormous fun.

During the day we will:

  • Have fun learning with a real therapy dog for the day
  • Discuss the different terms describing therapeutic interventions with dogs
  • Explore possible applications of working with dogs in therapy
  • Learn about the basic principles of working therapeutically with dogs
  • Understand the vital role of specialist training, risk assessment and modelling
  • Experience the ‘split attention’ of having a dog in the room when working
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and chat to others interested in working with therapy dogs

Course Schedule:

1 x 7-hour Session (including Session Breaks):

  • Tuesday 15th February 2022 (9.30am - 3.30pm)
  • Daily Session Breaks: Three (Morning, Lunch and Afternoon)
  • Please note that you will need to attend all of the day in order to receive a CPD certificate

Target Audience:

Open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly appropriate for training and practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and others in the helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

Sarah London

Sarah London is a qualified BACP Snr Accredited Supervisor, Counsellor and qualified and experienced trainer. Sarah has worked with her therapy dog Stanley for seven years, mostly in secondary schools but also with adult clients and supervisees.

Sarah trained with Rise Van Fleet, the internationally renowned therapist, author and founder of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy.

She has also trained with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Sarah offers 1:1 counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy for adults, trainee and qualified counsellors, children and young people as well as clinical supervision for individuals and groups of counsellors and others in helping professions.

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date.

If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.

*Please note: Ticket Sales end at 3pm on Monday 14th Feb 2022.


Workshop

Introduction to Animal Assisted Therapy

An interactive 1-day workshop designed to give you a deeper insight into what it’s like to work with a canine co-therapist.

About this event

Short Description:

Our connection to the animals around us has been part of our evolution for thousands of years, and for very many people this connection is an integral part of what supports their good mental health. This is an expanding and exciting area of therapy work with a range of possibility far beyond reading to dogs in schools and the obvious benefits of stroking those velvety soft ears!

Blending underpinning theory with interactive, relaxed learning, wherever your current level of understanding and experience this day is designed to give you a deeper insight into what it’s like to work with a canine co-therapist - the challenges, the creative possibilities, the connections and the enormous fun.

During the day we will:

  • Have fun learning with a real therapy dog for the day
  • Discuss the different terms describing therapeutic interventions with dogs
  • Explore possible applications of working with dogs in therapy
  • Learn about the basic principles of working therapeutically with dogs
  • Understand the vital role of specialist training, risk assessment and modelling
  • Experience the ‘split attention’ of having a dog in the room when working
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and chat to others interested in working with therapy dogs

Course Schedule:

1 x 7-hour Session (including Session Breaks):

  • Tuesday 15th February 2022 (9.30am - 3.30pm)
  • Daily Session Breaks: Three (Morning, Lunch and Afternoon)
  • Please note that you will need to attend all of the day in order to receive a CPD certificate

Target Audience:

Open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly appropriate for training and practicing counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and others in the helping professions who work therapeutically with others.

Sarah London

Sarah London is a qualified BACP Snr Accredited Supervisor, Counsellor and qualified and experienced trainer. Sarah has worked with her therapy dog Stanley for seven years, mostly in secondary schools but also with adult clients and supervisees.

Sarah trained with Rise Van Fleet, the internationally renowned therapist, author and founder of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy.

She has also trained with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers.

Sarah offers 1:1 counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy for adults, trainee and qualified counsellors, children and young people as well as clinical supervision for individuals and groups of counsellors and others in helping professions.

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date.

If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.

*Please note: Ticket Sales end at 3pm on Monday 14th Feb 2022.


Workshop

TA 101 Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

About this event:

This in person course, delivered over 2-days, will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the key concepts and theories of Transactional Analysis (TA), as a way of understanding what makes people tick.

A stand-alone course, with a standardised syllabus agreed by international TA organisations, recognised by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). Participants ill be awarded an officially recognised TA 101 certificate upon completion.

Also offers a taster for longer TA psychotherapy courses at Iron Mill College and is a pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to study TA at an advanced level.

Key Features:

TA theory provides ways of looking at ourselves and our relationships, as a way of understanding the ways we communicate and the repeating patterns we get into. It can be applied in counselling and psychotherapy, in organisations and in education.

TA is a social psychology with a depth of theory on: Personality - how people are structured psychologically and the impact this has on their thinking, feeling and behaviour; Communication - how we interact (transact) with one another and within organisations; and Human Development – how, through interactions with individuals and our environment, our personality develops through childhood and later.

Explores the concepts of Ego States, Transactions, Psychological Games, Life Scripts and more. Uses examples from daily life and simple group exercises, allowing participants to discuss how they can use TA theory to think about themselves and their interactions with others.

Target Audience:

Our TA101 workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others, as well as for any professional or individual who works with people and who is interested in people, including teachers, homemakers, financial advisors, solicitors, charity workers and many others.

 

Workshop

How to Establish a Successful Private Practice

An essential workshop for students and qualified counsellors wanting to learn how to build a successful private practice.

About this event

Short Description:

One look at directory listings shows how many counsellors there are competing for work. This workshop will give you the tools to build your own successful counselling practice and stand out.

This insightful workshop will be experientially based, and learning will be a blend of trainer led presentations, group work and plenary work.

We will examine the components of successful psychotherapy & counselling private practices and what makes them successful. The workshop will help you understand the steps you need to take to develop your own successful private practice.

Aims and Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

- Describe what the term ‘successful private practice’ means to you

- Describe your own objectives for your private practice

- Identify how you will measure your objectives for private practice

- Describe your own unique selling point

- Identify the component parts to your professional image

- Identify your own digital marketing goals

- Understand the importance of internet search engine optimisation (SEO)

- State your ethical and professional position as regards Social Media

About the Tutor:

John Paradise is a Certified Transactional Analyst with a psychotherapy speciality, and a Provisional Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (psychotherapy). John is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and has experience teaching in the post compulsory sector.

He has a successful private psychotherapy and supervision practice in Exeter and a professional interest in Men’s work, working with men in therapy. He is the founder of Psychotherapy & Counselling (PAC) Exeter, a professional community of psychotherapists and counsellors working in Exeter, and the co-founder of Therapy@Barnfield a professional community of counsellors and therapeutic practitioners in Exeter.

John has designed and delivered CPD workshops for Relate Dorset, Canterbury Christchurch University, and Chard Watch as well as CPD events for counsellors in Devon. John works voluntarily for Families Need Fathers.

Target Audience

Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors considering starting private practice or those wishing to grow their practice.

COVID-19 College Regulations:

- Do not enter if you have displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days or potentially been in contact with anyone who has had or displayed symptoms within the last 14 days.

- Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times ensuring to keep 2 meters distance at least.

- Do not share stationary or tools these should be kept for individual use.

- All paperwork to be signed and sent electronically only.

- Use hand wipes, gels or other sanitisers provided.

- Ensure any equipment you are bringing on site has been cleaned and disinfected prior to coming onto site.

- Please wash your hands on a regular basis.

- Please cough, sneeze or blow your nose into tissues and dispose of these immediately, if none are available please cough or sneeze into your elbow and wash immediately.

- Use any PPE required as per the sites rules.

- We will be sending all attendees a COVID-19 Pre-Visit Declaration Form prior to the event.

This is an 'in person' workshop, based at Iron Mill's venue in Exeter. The running of this workshop as an 'in person' workshop is dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place at the time of the workshop date. If Covid-19 restrictions are such that the workshop cannot go ahead in person, it will either be postponed or moved online. If this happens, all delegates will be contacted and offered the choice to re-book or receive a refund. We will review arrangements 2 weeks' before the event and inform you of any changes.



Workshop

TA 101 Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis

About this event:

This in person course, delivered over 2-days, will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the key concepts and theories of Transactional Analysis (TA), as a way of understanding what makes people tick.

A stand-alone course, with a standardised syllabus agreed by international TA organisations, recognised by the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). Participants ill be awarded an officially recognised TA 101 certificate upon completion.

Also offers a taster for longer TA psychotherapy courses at Iron Mill College and is a pre-requisite for those who wish to go on to study TA at an advanced level.

Key Features:

TA theory provides ways of looking at ourselves and our relationships, as a way of understanding the ways we communicate and the repeating patterns we get into. It can be applied in counselling and psychotherapy, in organisations and in education.

TA is a social psychology with a depth of theory on: Personality - how people are structured psychologically and the impact this has on their thinking, feeling and behaviour; Communication - how we interact (transact) with one another and within organisations; and Human Development – how, through interactions with individuals and our environment, our personality develops through childhood and later.

Explores the concepts of Ego States, Transactions, Psychological Games, Life Scripts and more. Uses examples from daily life and simple group exercises, allowing participants to discuss how they can use TA theory to think about themselves and their interactions with others.

Target Audience:

Our TA101 workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others, as well as for any professional or individual who works with people and who is interested in people, including teachers, homemakers, financial advisors, solicitors, charity workers and many others.

 

Conferences

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Open Days

Openday

Iron Mill College - Open Days and Open Evenings (Poole)

Eligibility:

Our Open Days and Open Evenings are open to anyone who is interested in the college and our courses.

How to apply:

To sign up for any of our Open Days or Open Evenings, please complete visit our website here. Alternatively, feel free to call 01392 219200 to book or enquiries@ironmill.co.uk.

Course fees and payment options:

Our Open Days and Open Evenings are FREE to attend.

We just ask that you register in advance (see 'Applications' tab on this web page).

Course commencement:

Please note: Iron Mill College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort, based on the enrolment of a minimum number of successful applicants. A full refund of course fees paid, including any deposit, will be given to all applicants in the event of a course cancellation or postponement where the college is prevented from providing the course as advertised in circumstances beyond its control, including force majeure or sickness / illness of specialised staff. The college cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

Further study with Iron Mill College:

Following attendance at an Open Day or Open Evening, if you'd like to explore what Iron Mill College has to offer even further, and experience the teaching style and special learning environment for yourself, you may wish to sign up for one of our regular Taster Days.

Alternatively, you may feel ready to apply for one of our longer courses, appropriate to your level of experience and desired future pathway.

For a list of FAQs, please visit our website here.

Openday

Iron Mill College - Open Days and Open Evenings (Exeter)

Eligibility:

Our Open Days and Open Evenings are open to anyone who is interested in the college and our courses.

How to apply:

To sign up for any of our Open Days or Open Evenings, please complete visit our website here. Alternatively, feel free to call 01392 219200 to book or enquiries@ironmill.co.uk.

Course fees and payment options:

Our Open Days and Open Evenings are FREE to attend.

We just ask that you register in advance (see 'Applications' tab on this web page).

Course commencement:

Please note: Iron Mill College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort, based on the enrolment of a minimum number of successful applicants. A full refund of course fees paid, including any deposit, will be given to all applicants in the event of a course cancellation or postponement where the college is prevented from providing the course as advertised in circumstances beyond its control, including force majeure or sickness / illness of specialised staff. The college cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.

Further study with Iron Mill College:

Following attendance at an Open Day or Open Evening, if you'd like to explore what Iron Mill College has to offer even further, and experience the teaching style and special learning environment for yourself, you may wish to sign up for one of our regular Taster Days.

Alternatively, you may feel ready to apply for one of our longer courses, appropriate to your level of experience and desired future pathway.

For a list of FAQs, please visit our website here.

Online

Online

What is Psychotherapy

An online, inspirational, short, interactive talk followed by a Q&A that covers the basic premise of Psychotherapy.

About this event

This online short interactive talk covers the basic premise of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. It will be useful for people wanting to consider training in the field of counselling or psychotherapy.

In addition this serves to inform people who are considering having some psychotherapy. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion including similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy.

If you are interested in furthering or starting a brand new career in Psychotherapy, please visit our website to study with a leading trainer provider in Exeter, Devon:

There will be time for a Q&A session, so please bring your questions!

Key benefits:

Key benefits include being able to make an informed choice about how to attend to mental health and which professional training might suit best.

Objectives:

Participants will gain an overview of the field of psychotherapy including the origins, development over the years and contemporary perspectives. Some clarity on the relationship between counselling and psychotherapy will also be gained.

Meet Karen Minikin:

Karen Minikin has a clinical and supervision practice in Wellington, West Somerset. She teaches TA psychotherapy at the Iron Mill, as well as visiting other TA teaching venues. She has served for council and a range of committees with her national organisation and is current a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal. She specialises in radical and relational approaches in psychotherapy and supervision.

Technical Support:

All of our online 'live-classroom' events are delivered via Zoom. You will be provided with further details after registration and you will be fully supported by a member of the Iron Mill Online Team, if you need any 'tech assistance' during the session. We're always on hand to offer any help you may need!

Zoom Meeting Registration Process:

Please follow these steps to complete the Zoom Meeting Registration for this event:

- Shortly after purchasing your ticket via Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite containing the link to this event's Online Event Page- From this Online Event Page, simply click on the event's image link as directed.- This will take you to the Zoom Meeting Registration page where you will be able to complete your webinar registration. We recommend completing the above steps as soon as possible after purchasing your ticket.

 

Online

What is Psychotherapy

An online, inspirational, short, interactive talk followed by a Q&A that covers the basic premise of Psychotherapy.

About this event

This online short interactive talk covers the basic premise of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. It will be useful for people wanting to consider training in the field of counselling or psychotherapy.

In addition this serves to inform people who are considering having some psychotherapy. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion including similarities and differences between counselling and psychotherapy.

If you are interested in furthering or starting a brand new career in Psychotherapy, please visit our website to study with a leading trainer provider in Exeter, Devon:

There will be time for a Q&A session, so please bring your questions!

Key benefits:

Key benefits include being able to make an informed choice about how to attend to mental health and which professional training might suit best.

Objectives:

Participants will gain an overview of the field of psychotherapy including the origins, development over the years and contemporary perspectives. Some clarity on the relationship between counselling and psychotherapy will also be gained.

Meet Karen Minikin:

Karen Minikin has a clinical and supervision practice in Wellington, West Somerset. She teaches TA psychotherapy at the Iron Mill, as well as visiting other TA teaching venues. She has served for council and a range of committees with her national organisation and is current a co-editor for the Transactional Analysis Journal. She specialises in radical and relational approaches in psychotherapy and supervision.

Technical Support:

All of our online 'live-classroom' events are delivered via Zoom. You will be provided with further details after registration and you will be fully supported by a member of the Iron Mill Online Team, if you need any 'tech assistance' during the session. We're always on hand to offer any help you may need!

Zoom Meeting Registration Process:

Please follow these steps to complete the Zoom Meeting Registration for this event:

- Shortly after purchasing your ticket via Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite containing the link to this event's Online Event Page- From this Online Event Page, simply click on the event's image link as directed.- This will take you to the Zoom Meeting Registration page where you will be able to complete your webinar registration. We recommend completing the above steps as soon as possible after purchasing your ticket.