A one day CPD workshop specifically designed with a spiritual focus to help pastoral carers and counsellors working with Christians who struggle with shame and shame based behaviours.

The workshop will explore shame from a biblical and psycho-socio-cultural perspective on self concepts and attachment loss. The day will help participants explore various aspects of shame and provide resources for supporting others along with guidelines for appropriate referral.

The aims of the day are:

  • To provide working definitions of shame vs guilt
  • To help carers understand shame from a psycho-socio-cultural perspective
  • To understand some of the underlying causes and contributing factors
  • To understand the impact shame has on self concepts, behaviours and relationships
  • To understand how to begin to address the shame cycle and ‘orphan heart’
  • To understand the work of Jesus and the Cross in restoration of the shamed.

About the Trainer – Peter Watts

Peter Watts is an associate counsellor with The Laurel Centre, a therapy practice that specialises in treating sex and porn addiction and provides support for partners. He is a part time trainer for the Institute of Sex Addiction Training (ISAT) and member of the Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). He is a registered member of both BACP and ACC.

Dates & Times

Friday 26th March, 10:00am-4pm

Please log in at 9:30am where you will enter a waiting room and then checked in. Once everyone is online, we will take a short break and then start promptly at 10am.


£35 plus booking fee


Online (Zoom) – details will be circulated prior to the event.

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