We provide a range of opportunities for professionals from a wide range of agencies and organisations to develop their competence. This includes play therapy, developing an understanding of sexual abuse and domestic violence, safeguarding (both adults and children) and our Level 5 Diploma Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People.

All our professional development delivery is tailored to the specific audience and delivered by qualified professionals. . We bring together experts from clinical services, the criminal justice system, education and social care to share experiences and expertise as appropriate.

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness sessions

Domestic abuse and sexual violence can impact in a myriad of ways, on our friends, family and work colleagues, including health, wellbeing and attendance at work. It is important for us all to understand the signs and provide support.

Our sessions cover

  • An understanding of the impact of abuse on mental health and wellbeing
  • Knowing how to support a friend / colleague appropriately
  • Promoting wellbeing at work thereby increasing attendance and performance
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.


Safeguarding and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is an important shared priority. Setting up and following good policies and practice is vital in ensuring proper safeguarding.
Our safeguarding training:

  • Can be tailored to cover specific scenarios that are relevant to your organisation or business, and
  • We can offer a Level 3 Nuco accredited, lifetime qualification.

Working with Adults who have experienced Sexual Abuse and Relational Trauma

This bespoke training course runs for 5 face to face sessions. It also includes 6 hours of self-study. Delivered by an experienced counselling psychologist and clinical service lead alongside an experienced therapist and professional trainer it provides 30 hours of CPD to be endorsed by CPCAB. The course also includes NUCO accredited Safeguarding L3 training (children and adults) which is a lifetime qualification

Sessions cover:

  • Trauma and its presentation physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually
  • Defining and working with the different forms of abuse (sexual, relationship, physical, psychological/emotional, including rape and CSA)
  • Guilt, Shame & Anger
  • Loss & Grief
  • Assessment & risk assessment
  • Pre trial therapy
  • Note & Record Keeping
  • Therapist/counsellor self care and reducing burnout and vicarious traumatisation
  • Pair skills practice and a short ending assessment/quiz
  • Safeguarding L3 Lifetime Qualification (Nuco accredited)
  • On completion of the training there may be an opportunity to have a clinical placement or to volunteer with CLEAR. This will depend on our capacity and a successful interview.

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Play Therapy

This workshop provides attendees with a good understanding of Play Therapy and its use as a creative therapeutic approach in working with abuse and trauma. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the historical development of Play Therapy and its key theoretical underpinnings.

Connected to this will be presented theory on child development, attachment, neuroscience, and neurodiversity. This will be balanced with an experiential ‘play’ involving sand tray, puppets, drama, and music and will be aligned with the theory discussed, with an opportunity to explore key case studies.

The workshop is designed for counsellors/therapists who are interested in what Play Therapy is and how it can be used to support people who have experienced abuse and trauma. It is also for people who are generally interested in the creative therapy world.

 Diploma in Mental Health and Trauma Informed Schools and Community

CLEAR is partnering with Trauma Informed Schools UK to deliver a practical, skills based Diploma designed to equip people working with children and young people to respond effectively to vulnerable children and children who have experienced trauma or poor mental health.

If you want to support your students or the young people you work with, reduce exclusions, improve pupil attendance and help staff retention then this certificated training is a must! The Cornwall Regional Diploma starts in April 2023, at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle.

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