CPD events

CPD events for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists
Since 2008 we have provided continuing professional development opportunities to counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health workers in Putney and New Forest

Date(s) and Times of workshop/Training:

Forgiveness Empowerment:
‘Absent Father, Angry Father’

Saturday July 14th, Putney 10am -5pm

Hosted by www.baatn.org.uk

Sunday July29th, New Forest
Venue: Brockenhurst Village Hall

Research and statistics tell us that children raised without fathers are more likely to drop out of school, develop addiction problems and be incarcerated. They may also have an altered brain structure.  Much of the psycho-analytic literature concludes that the quality of the attachment is linked to maladaptive patterns or disturbances.

In this workshop we will have a rare opportunity to explore the legacy of ‘absent father, angry father’ on our psyche. And examine ways in which a better understanding and clearer processing can illuminate our internal process and also raise hope and awareness using the forgiveness model.

We will use this confidential space to bring about a deeper understanding of our fatherless childhood; whether it be through abuse, rejection, or anger or simply absence. We will explore how we embody violence, addiction, fault, toxic shame and anger. And how this keeps us from fully functioning and being fully integrated and intimate in our lives. Most importantly we will develop a compassionate way forward around this important issue.

The day will offer participants an opportunity to:


Learn about the

  1. Forgiveness model as put of by the American psychological society
  2. and the latest research into the impact of fatherlessness.
  3. Hear and learn from real case studies, Obtain a deeper understanding of the impact and effects of a fatherless upbringing
  4. Practice the quality of forgiveness meditation, for your own benefit and experience


10:00 Coffee
10:15 Welcome, introductions, aims and objectives
10:45 Current research
11:45 Break
12:00 Forgiveness model and approach
12:30 ‘Facilitation of our narratives ’ (group process)
1:00 Lunch
2:15 Silent meditation
2:30 Mindful movement & energy shifting
3:00 Group discussion (1)
3:45 Break
4:00 Group discussion (2)
4:30 Forgiveness meditation
5:00 Dedication & close.


Forgiveness Empowerment:
‘Absent Father, Angry Father’

This workshop gives you 6 hours of cpd. And is ideal for mental health practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists.

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds who want to learn and share the benefits of the forgiveness model & working with fatherlessness.

Please note this is a non-political, non-religious organization and we apply the forgiveness model as a better response to trauma. If you are struggling financially and would like to benefit from attending the workshop please inform us.


Presenter: William Fley- BPsS, MBACP

William qualified as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist from Roehampton University. He is an experienced group facilitator, and initially worked in the NHS treating bereavement and trauma before moving into private practice. He has trained with Breathworks and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. And has developed Forgiveness Empowerment workshops and weekends.
William has an MA from Birkbeck College. And is an experienced lecturer having taught at the Universities of Brighton and London.