Training Programmes

As specialists in our field, we have many years experience of offering expert training to other professionals. Our training reflects the nature of our work and is delivered by experienced counsellors and therapists.

We have designed and delivered many courses to enable others who work with bereaved children or the death of the child to feel more confident and skilled.  These include our modular programme for Supporting Children with Bereavement and Loss (builds up to 5 days), and Working with Loss (6 days).   Other training delivered includes: for health professionals working with loss, managing bereavement and anticipatory grief in the workplace, and supervision sessions for teams setting up a bereavement support service (see also ‘Supervision’).


“I just wanted to thank you, Kathy and the ladies that arranged and presented the training course these past four sessions. I found them very informative, very trainee friendly and encouraged me to look further into areas of interest. It was also wonderful to meet and share experiences with other professionals, such a fabulous group to do the training with.”

Supporting Children with Bereavement and Loss

See bottom of the page to download an information booklet and application form.

The training is split into 4 half-day modules. It is recommended that all 4 modules should be undertaken but this is not compulsory.


Day 1: Theories and Needs

Thursday 12th September 2019 – Salvation Army Headquarters, Wigston

Day 2: Policies and Preparation

Friday 27th September 2019 – Salvation Army Headquarters, Wigston

Day 3: Loss and Attachment

Thursday 10th October 2019 – Salvation Army Headquarters, Wigston

Day 4: Care for the Professional & Client

Friday 8th November 2019 – Salvation Army Headquarters, Wigston


Each session will run from 09.30am until 1.30pm and costs £90.

Early bird and multi-day discounts available. Please contact us for details.
For more information and to make an application please contact us ensuring that you specify this course.
For more information about bespoke courses please contact

You can also call us on 0116 254 4341 or write to us at:
The Laura Centre
4-6 Tower Street

’Working with Loss in the family’. Dates to be advised. Please contact us if you are interested in this course and we will contact you when the dates are available.


‘Working with Loss in the Family’ course Aims


  • To explore the use of therapeutic skills in bereavement support
  • To introduce students to bereavement counselling
  • To enable students to become familiar with the issues that arise in bereavement counselling through lecture, small group exercise, case studies and reflection in a personal journal.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the training you will need to attend a minimum of 80% of the course to be eligible to receive this.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, students should gain:

  1. A deeper awareness and understanding of the difference between counselling and other forms of helping
  2. A deeper knowledge and understanding of the application of counselling skills in grief work
  3. A deeper understanding of the difference and similarities in grieving adults, children, couples and families
  4. Insight in identifying the factors that can lead to a complicated grief reaction
  5. Experience in the use of some specific techniques used in grief work


The fees for the course are £295.

If you are interested in doing the course please complete the attached application form and forward it to Chris Dilley, The Laura Centre, 4-6 Tower Street, Leicester,  LE1 6WS


There are limited spaces available, so therefore, will be on a first come first served basis.


If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me at The Laura Centre 0116 2544341 or