Introduction to counselling survivors of coercive and radical cultic groups & spiritual abuse


When:      28 / 29 September

Time:        10 am - 4:30pm each day

Location:  Existential Academy

                  61 - 63 Fortune Green Rd, London NW6 1DR


Day 1

Focus to understand cults, how they exist and their impact on an individual on a deeper level.

  • What is a cult and why do definitions matter?
  • Differences between First Generation Adults (joined) and Second & Multi-Generation Adults (born and/or raised)
  • The cult mindset from Gestalt Psychotherapy theory perspective
  • What is thought-reform (brainwashing) - a brief introduction
  • What is the harm caused?


Day 2

Participants will understand the recovery options available for survivors. 

  • The rationale for working with cult pseudo-personality
  • Understanding cult related introjects
  • What does recovery look like?
  • The therapeutic relationship when working with former members and mistakes counsellors can make
  • Consultancy on specific cases


CPD Certificates will be available.


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Coming Soon! Hope Valley Therapist Training


We’ve recently had a flood of requests for therapist training to work with clients who have suffered in cults. A suite of Hope Valley programmes are now in development - suitable both for therapists looking for an introduction to the area and also those interested in extended CPD learning to be equipped to work with the Post-Cult Counselling model.
Supervision or consultancy is also available for therapists requiring support.


Register your interest by emailing us below, and we’ll keep you up to date regarding the training.


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