Counselling Training - Personality Adaptations

A one day course on 8th December with Mark Head

Brief description of training:

Have you ever wondered how it is that you find it easier to get on with some people rather than others? Alternatively, perhaps you think that the “chemistry” between you is down to some ability or defect in yourself or the other person.

Personality Adaptations is a model for understanding people and how they function within the world. Based upon research by Paul Ware, it indicates that there are a limited number of ways in which we can adapt to others and life experience. Ware recognised that whilst people can adapt in all six of these ways they tend to use one or two most of the time.

Whilst, personality adaptations is primarily a model that explain peoples personality – and offers personality types, it is also useful in understanding why we get on better with some people and not others based upon our personality adaptation and that of the other person.

Personality Adaptations, is a useful model for understanding our own and other peoples ways of functioning. It can help both at an individual level and in team situations, in understanding what each adaptation brings to the team. 

PA is a concept from Transactional Analysis and is used worldwide in organisations, education, counselling, psychotherapy, personal development and many other areas. TA is a theory that can often be picked up and understood quickly to empower self and other but with a depth of theory behind it

Brief outcomes of training:  Participants will:-

  • understand the 6 different Personality Adaptions
  • recognise how to identify them in themselves and others
  • understand why they find some adaptations more difficult to deal with
  • understand how to build effective relationships with people based on their adaptations

Brief biography of trainer: Mark Head BSc (Hons), MSc (TA Psych), CTA(P), UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, TSTA(P)

Mark is an experienced and qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist and has a private practice based in Sussex. He is a qualified and accomplished teacher, and has taught in a variety of settings including Counselling and Psychotherapy courses, and is co-founder of The Link Centre . Mark is a  qualified supervisor and Mindfulness trainer and  supervises a range of practitioners

About the seminar: The day will start at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm and the completed course will count as 6 hours CPD. Certificates will be provided by the trainer. The cost for this one day course is £97.50. An application form is attached completed forms will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Lunch is not included but you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Burrswood's beautiful surroundings. Burrswood welcomes people of all faiths and none. Alternatively do book into the Cafe at Burrswood 01892 865991.

Please note: This course will only go ahead if a minimum number of delegates are signed up by 17th November 2017. If there is insufficient demand the course will not proceed. Once confirmed, payments are non-refundable and will be used to support Burrswood Health and Wellbeing and its charitable activities.

To Book: Please call Reservations on 01892 865988 or complete the attached form or email

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