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CPD: Are There Any Activities That Do Not “Count”? – Alison Moore

Sometimes we can get stuck with our own personal development as a profession, we are...

Last updated 28 May 2024

Sometimes we can get stuck with our own personal development as a profession, we are excellent at taking care of our clients. And perhaps we forget our self-care and development.

When we’re busy, doing the next course that drops into our email in-box can seem like an easy way to get our CPD.

Experienced Supervisor Alison Moore talks about her recent more unusual CPD (Continuing Professional Development) activities whilst considering them with reference to the requirements of our Professional Bodies.

From a writing workshop by Dame Hilary Mantel, via puppy training classes to Reiki Practitioner training, stopping off at Online Events on the way, Alison believes that as Counselling Practitioners, we can use so many activities as part of our professional development.

As their Supervisor, Alison often supports counsellors with their CPD, both their choice and their analysis.

In this discussion, Alison shared some of her CPD activities and how they were relevant to her practice, and hoped to hear from colleagues on what works well for them.

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CPD: Are There Any Activities That Do Not "Count"? – Alison Moore

Presenter

Alison Moore

I’m a therapist, supervisor, and experienced business mentor. I bring a blend of person-centred perspectives to (what can be) a cold and difficult environment.

Running a business needs a particular mindset – the same way being a therapist does. I’m intrigued by how we blend our mindsets as therapists in business.

I understand that a Therapy Business needs to consider the client relationship across everything we do – probably not like any other business.

Having taught hundreds of Counselling students and mentored dozens of businesses – I use this experience to support and encourage therapists in private practice.

With more than 20 years’ experience of running successful businesses, I have made and seen many mistakes. I hope I help others to not to.

After training as a therapist and realising I couldn’t find employment as a counsellor, and wanting to help people in pain, I decided to start my private practice over 10 years ago. And I’m passionate about supporting colleagues who want to help others too.