Alan Trangmar

Alan Trangmar

United Kingdom England Hitchin

Alan Trangmar is a co-counsellor since 1984 and a teacher since 1990 of the Herts Beds Bucks & Chilterns community. He teaches because 'I find co-counselling is valuable to me, and I want to share it with others; this is partly because I like to help other people by giving them something useful, partly so I have people who live with me that I can co-counsel with, and partly because a fundamentals is in itself a wonderful experience. I value the links I make and the marvellous people I meet through co-counselling. @

Celia Wilson

Celia Wilson

United Kingdom England Didcot

Celia Wilson has known about, used and taught co-counselling in one form or another for more than two decades. She learnt CCI co-counselling with Jenny Nicholson at the University of Reading in 1998, then assisted her in 1999. She is accredited through self- and peer assessment and is now an active teacher of CCI fundamentals. She writes: 'Co-counselling enables me to release my pain and move on to take delight in my relationships and in the green-blue beautiful world we live in. It helps me to act in my own interests and that of others. I want to pass it on'. @

Gilli Gladman

Gilli Gladman

United Kingdom England London

Gilli Gladman started CCI co-counselling in 1991 and has been an accredited CCI trainer of the Manchester community since 1993. She writes: 'I believe an important element in the Co-Counselling training is the 'emotional education' which gives the learners the skills to deal with emotional distress'. And 'the purpose of the training is to give participants the opportunity to re-evaluate their ways of dealing with life in order to be able to set goals for creative change. These ' life actions' create choice and a positive approach to managing everyday life'. @

Jean Brant

Jean Brant

United Kingdom England Birmingham

Jean Brant: I came to co-counselling in 1992 and I have been using it regularly since. I enjoy being a regular attender at UK and international workshops and find these challenging and growthful. Co-counselling has greatly enhanced my life and I enjoy sharing this with others. I want to see individuals grow and develop and the co-counselling community strengthened and extended. I am particularly interested in co-counselling as a tool for community building and social change. @

John Talbut

John Talbut

United Kingdom England Coalville

John Talbut, did his basic training in co-counselling in 1984. 'I have been co-counselling regularly ever since and regularly attended international and UK national workshops. I have been actively involved in organisation within CCI and in discussions on the theory and practice of co-counselling. I have been teaching co-counselling regularly since 1993. I have had the fundamentals of co-counselling course validated by an external examining body as a certificated course and offered as a regular course at a further education college. As well as co-counselling I also train people in counselling skills and facilitation skills. I have run courses in Hungary and Sri Lanka as well as the UK. The training is based mainly on the work of John Heron. I have run a two year diploma course in facilitation based on John Heron's book 'The Complete Facilitator's Handbook', for which co-counselling was a requirement. @

John Talbut, did his basic training in co-counselling in 1984. 'I have been co-counselling regularly ever since and regularly attended international and UK national workshops. I have been actively involved in organisation within CCI and in discussions on the theory and practice of co-counselling. I have been teaching co-counselling regularly since 1993. I have had the fundamentals of co-counselling course validated by an external examining body as a certificated course and offered as a regular course at a further education college. As well as co-counselling I also train people in counselling skills and facilitation skills. I have run courses in Hungary and Sri Lanka as well as the UK. The training is based mainly on the work of John Heron. I have run a two year diploma course in facilitation based on John Heron's book 'The Complete Facilitator's Handbook', for which co-counselling was a requirement. @
Richard Horobin

Richard Horobin

United Kingdom Scotland Pitlochry

Richard Horobin started co-counselling in 1973, and became a UK trainer in 1975. He says, 'Pay-offs for my practising co-counselling over the past couple of years are: Vastly reducing my distress when travelling long distances, despite my advancing years. Spending less time in a 'Burdened' style of being, even when thinking about and dealing with death, dieing and incapacity'. He describes teaching fundamentals courses as 'Handing on gifts--like Christmas, but more fun'. Concerning the process of co-counselling he exclaimed, 'How wonderful it is to experience the power of community, of concrete changes following emotional release, and of reaching for transformation not merely coping better!' Richard usually co-teaches with Rose Evison. @

Richard Mills

Richard Mills

United Kingdom England Leeds

Richard Charles Mills has been a CCI co-counsellor since 1992. In 2000 he was accredited as CCI trainer in West Yorkshire, UK. He states: 'What I got most from co-counselling was a sense of freedom to be myself - I felt I had permission to explore inside myself without being disapproved of if I found something unpleasant. Co-counselling helped me on my journey towards finding out who I am - my own personal truth'. website  @

Steve Roche

Steve Roche

Steve discovered co-counselling in the early 1990s. It made an instant difference to his life. He trained as a teacher with Gretchen Pyves, and began teaching in Suffolk early 2000s. In recent years he has co-developed (with Sue Gray) and taught PSN (Peer Support Network). PSN teaches the basic skills of co-counselling in a shortened form. PSN Plus is the follow-up course that ‘converts’ people to accredited co-counsellors: the combination has proved to be an effective alternative to Fundamentals in attracting new people to the CCI community.
Steve’s other professional activities include writing, acting, and running a life coaching company (Suffolk Coaching Zone). He regards the skills of co-counselling as amongst the most helpful he has ever learned, both personally and professionally. CCI has been of enormous value in his personal journey and he greatly values the people he has come to know through it. @

Sue Gray

Sue Gray

United Kingdom England Suffolk

My co-counseling life began 20 years ago (1992) when I worked as a physiotherapist in an acute brain injury unit. I discovered a co-counseling taster and from that I organized a fundamentals for me and the people I worked with as a staff support system. We all often felt burnt out by what we were dealing with and not good at looking after ourselves without it costing us a huge amount. We ended up teaching 4 fundamentals in the hospital. I helped (assisted) and so learn about teaching co-counseling in a very practical and experiential way. I followed that up with a week  long teacher training course with Gretchen in 1990. I continue my journey as a co-counseling teacher by attending teachers’ workshops in the UK and abroad and by raising issues about the growth and learning of co-counseling with everyone in the community. At the moment I teach co-counseling regularly in Suffolk  (www.suffolk-coaching.com) and am also part of setting up a network called PSN (Peer Support Network) with a charity I work for www.suffolkmind.org.uk
Thelma Griffiths

Thelma Griffiths

United Kingdom Cornwall Penzance

Thelma Griffiths began Co-Counselling in 1986 and has been teaching since1989. She is also trained as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and has a busy practice in Cornwall. 'I teach Co-counselling because it is an incredible tool for transformation and change. It has changed my life and I find it a great privilege to share Co-counselling with others and be a part of that changing process. I see people shed grief and self doubt and discover great joy in finding out who they really are and this is a beautiful and amazing process. I would like to see Co-counselling taught in all schools'. @

Tonya Stewart

Tonya Stewart

United Kingdom London

'CCI co-counselling has been one of the few constants in my life over the past 20 years,' says Guildford, Surrey-based co-counselling trainer Tonya Stewart, 'though it spends some of its time on the back burner for me.' And that speaks volumes. 'The co-counsellor's toolkit is equipped with gadgets and gizmos that can help excavate, clear, rebalance and revitalise the human psyche – and that remains relevant, however young or old you are and whatever decade you are living in! CCI co-counselling, as a discipline, is also refreshingly dogma-free. And the beauty of it is that it's the client - not the counsellor - who is in charge and who has all the resources to bring about his or her own self-healing.' Tonya was accredited as a trainer of co-counselling in 1991. She teaches in London and Surrey, England. @

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