Certificate in Therapeutic Group Facilitation

  This is an online course which is certified by the CPD Certification Service and awarded the Quality Checked status with NCPS. 

A Certificate in Therapeutic Group Facilitation is a specialised training program designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead therapeutic groups.

The certificate program will cover a range of topics related to group dynamics, facilitation techniques, and therapeutic interventions. You will learn how to create a safe and supportive environment for group members, manage group processes, and where appropriate depending on where you work, implement evidence-based therapeutic approaches within a group setting.

Every group has a distinct character and power and is always more than the sum of its individual parts. Facilitating groups can be like journeying without a map – often difficult, intense, challenging and stimulating. Group facilitators can become the receptacle for the group’s negativity and projections.

This course aims to elicit each member’s unique ability, and develop their confidence in facilitating therapeutic groups – by exploring with them their ability to use themselves to harness the strength of the group to empower individual members.

It is open to qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists from all modalities.

This 10-day (one weekend per month) training course will cover the necessary characteristics of group work: tasks, facilitator styles, models, interventions, dynamics and processes, boundaries and inherent difficulties.

By the end of the course members should have developed:

  • Theory and practice of group facilitation
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Facilitating skills for online groups
  • Group processes and stages of group development
  • Roles and dynamics within groups
  • Styles, role and tasks of the group facilitator
  • Use of self  (personal attributes and contributions you bring to groups and group facilitation)
  • Assessment for groups
  • Boundaries
  • Conflict resolution
  • Differences and diversity and group facilitation
  • Co-facilitation skills
  • Setting up groups
  • Skills and practice

Entry requirements

  • Participants will need to have a minimum of a two years post-qualification experience and be currently working as a counsellor or psychotherapist.
  • Hold a minimum of a Diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy qualification, or equivalent.
  • This is a highly experiential training, therefore the course requires you to be willing to take part in skills practice – either as a facilitator or as a group member (being a client) – discussions and to use your own experience as material to learn from. Self-reflective skills will be needed in order to look at the self in relation to groups.
  • This includes the requirement to express yourself clearly, fluently and accurately.

When you have successfully completed the course you will receive the certificate that endorses that you have:

  • Completed a minimum of 10 logged hours of group facilitation during or outside the class with peers or within 6 months post teaching module
  • Achieved a minimum of 80% course attendance
  • Maintained a reflective journal throughout the duration of the course
  • Participated In Post Session reviews after each group facilitation
  • Participated in Self-evaluations during the course
  • Able to have demonstrated an ability to self-reflect, learn and developed group facilitation skills.

Dates for your diary:

  1. Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2025
  2. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2025
  3. Saturday 17th and  Sunday 18th May 2025
  4. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2025
  5. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2025

Times: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Location: Zoom

Fees: £900 (A non-refundable £300 at the time of booking to reserve your place)

The course will run with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 attendees. This is to ensure best practice learning with fulfilling all the necessary criteria’s within a group setting. If it is cancelled due to unavailable attendees, you be notified and will receive a full refund.

Pay-by-Instalment Option – You can spread the remaining fee of £600 by paying in instalment. Please let us know at the time of booking. 


About Maya Gagni and why I love doing these courses

I love what I do with helping and supporting others to become a better version of themselves in their therapy profession. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist (HCPC), Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD.

As a Dramatherapist I can offer you a level of therapeutic work that is metaphorical and rich in the tapestry of self expression. With arts we could explore any issues that might feel otherwise overwhelming. As a trainer I have taught on a variety of courses within Spirit Project as well as for Further Adult Colleges like Lewisham College and City Lit. I have trained Counsellors from the Certificate level all way to the Diploma including CPD workshops for trainee and qualified practitioners.

I thoroughly enjoy working with so many diverse mental health professionals and I am looking forward to welcoming you to the next cohort in February.

Quality Checked NCPS


“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course and have appreciated learning from others experientially. I also enjoyed being able to share my skills and knowledge with others in a supportive  group setting and feel empowered and confident enough to leave the course and start something of my own.”

“I feel like I have learned a lot, I really appreciated the format of the programme, the opportunity to do lots of practical work and also to learn so thank you!”

“I have really enjoyed the course, and have valued your facilitation style, Maya. Your wealth of knowledge and experience has been truly enriching, and I believe has been very beneficial to building my confidence in my ability to facilitate group work.”.

 “ This has been such an enriching and wonderful experience where I have learnt so much about myself as well as my skills.”

“I’m really happy I chose this course and was able to meet and work with everyone that I have. I really feel I’ve grown and learned and feel capable of hosting groups now, so thank you!”


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