The Grove is proud to have hundreds of 5 star reviews from people who have been on our courses. You can read a selection of these below.




Integrative Supervision of Individuals & Groups

I have learned a great deal through the training, and feel a great deal more confident in my work as a supervisor in the different contexts in which I work.

Student2020 intake

Can I say a huge thank you again to you both for a brilliant course, I learned so much and am using that new knowledge on a daily basis in the course of my work as a clinical supervisor of healthcare professionals.

Student2017 intake


I enjoyed the course and feel that it offers a really comprehensive training that embraced many aspects of therapy and prepared me well for my future both counselling and supervising so please pass on my thanks to Glenn and all the other tutors.

Student2018 intake

Thank you for the support and learning on the course. Writing the essay... has been really useful in consolidating some of the material we went through.

I have enjoyed the course and gained a lot from all the topics covered.

2019 Autumn intakeTherapist, supervisor, lecturer

I also would like to thank both You and The Grove for making this course so inclusive across the board, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Autumn 2019 intakeTherapist and supervisor

Rather than just thinking about the details I also reflect upon where I was when I started and where I am now. The difference is significant and I now feel fully equipped to fly solo into the next phase of my growth and development. Thank you, and your colleagues, so much for that.

Student2019 Autumn intake


Sarah`s way of teaching made concepts truly come alive. Her pace was slow enough to embody the learning, but never boring or uninteresting, also the sense safety she managed to create at the beginning was incredibly supportive for my learning. Charles’s provoking style helped me to solve some personal issues and to pay a different kind of attention to transferential phenomena. That immediately reflected in my practice.

Student2019 Autumn intake

I will use it in life, in therapy and in my future supervision practice.

Student2019 Autumn intake


Thank you so much for providing such an excellent course at the Grove. Also, for steering us well through the transition to on-line whilst navigating these surreal times! I would 100% recommend the course to colleagues.

Psychotherapist and supervisor2019 Autumn intake

I was just telling my husband how amazing the course has been and how much I have actually learnt about myself, on being human - with all our crazy irrational and rational processes, and just though living. I had not even realised all that I had learnt though the amazing course which you have put together. I sincerely thank you for it.

Student2019 intake


I want to use this opportunity to say a massive thank you for this amazing journey. It was a great course and I found your teaching fascinating.

Student2019 Autumn intake

I really enjoyed the course and your teaching.

Student2019 Autumn intake

Appreciate you accepting me onto the course a short notice, and for the depth of learning I have received from you and the course tutors.

Anthony2019 Autumn intake


I would also like to thank The Grove for devising and providing such an accessible (on many levels) course.

Pam2019 Autumn intake

I’ve really enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to the next stage of development and writing my essay.

Sarah2020 student


I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the course. The tutors were excellent, Sarah included. I gained so much, including some great friends. I would highly recommend The Grove to anyone who was thinking of training to become a supervisor.

Nina2019 student

My learning style is just very much one where I need input before I can offer output. The great thing I am gaining from both courses with The Grove is the confidence to try things out without fearing judgement, however, and this to me is the gift you have both given me which I will always be grateful for.

Rebekah2021 intake


Could you please thank all your colleagues for the course which I have found very helpful and affirming.

Andrew2020 intake

I have grown as a person thanks to learning a great deal on this course.

Olga2020 intake


I have learned a great deal through the training, and feel a great deal more confident in my work as a supervisor in the different contexts in which I work.

Student2020 intake

Can I say a huge thank you again to you both for a brilliant course, I learned so much and am using that new knowledge on a daily basis in the course of my work as a clinical supervisor of healthcare professionals.

Student2017 intake

Trauma Therapy

I loved the course. It was fabulous.

Hannah2020 intake


It was lovely being a part of the cohort, the group felt very safe and supportive.

Neha2020 intake

I studied at The Grove last year and had a positive experience. Furthermore, I was not aware that such a course as the Diploma in Traumatology was available elsewhere.

Jo2020 intake


I had heard from my clinical lead that she highly recommended The Grove for its high standard of training.

Rebecca2020 student

Both the course tutors, Sarah and Elliot were very helpful in facilitating an 'in-depth' understanding of the course material. Their breadth of knowledge, unique training styles and professional insights were highly impactful and powerful contributors to the course material.

Neha2020 intake


First of all, big thank you for this course! It was a wonderful combination of fundamental knowledge, practical skills and quality teaching. I not only feel well equipped with a range of therapeutic tools but also confident that is just the start of a very rewarding professional path. Thank you for all your support and friendly engagement throughout!

Student2020 intake

I am already working with clients with a personality disorder and so envisage being able to use the learning with them to process childhood trauma. Secondly, I hope to be able to take on more work with people who have experienced PTSD such as domestic and sexual abuse in adulthood.

Jo2020 intake


I have huge confidence in Sarah’s experience and teaching approach and particularly appreciate the gift she has for explaining, what can be, complex psychological theories, bringing them to life and instilling confidence in our existing understanding. She is hugely encouraging whilst holding high standards – which are delivered with clarity and empathy. I deeply value her support as my mentor/assessor.

Student on a traumatology course 2018-2019 run by another organisation, where Sarah Paton Briggs is a faculty member.

I know that this course has already had a huge impact on my client work. It has given me confidence to really use psychoeducation in a meaningful way with clients, to know my interventions are backed up with neuroscience and are tangible and practical. I dislike "wafty" in therapy and there was no waft in this course!

Hannah2020 student

I like the professional and teaching philosophy of the course. I can clearly see that these philosophies are mirrored in the tutors' personal values and philosophies. I also like the way that the courses are set out with access to comprehensive written materials.

Roberta2020 student


First of all, big thank you for this course! It was a wonderful combination of fundamental knowledge, practical skills and quality teaching. I not only feel well equipped with a range of therapeutic tools but also confident that is just the start of a very rewarding professional path. Thank you for all your support and friendly engagement throughout!

Karolina2020 student

The course was fabulous - both Sarah and Elliot were amazing, and I have learned loads whilst meeting some lovely people.

Rita2020 student


I loved how the neuroscience was really entered into at the start, so we can keep this in mind and start to develop a language for it to describe what happens to the brain on trauma with clients. The models (Family Systems, WOT etc) as well as the grounding/phase one tools were excellent and so easily applicable to client work.

Hannah2020 student

I found the neurobiology/neuropsychology aspect of the training the most helpful. Having a way to explain the physiological response to trauma and traumatic stress that made sense - and in a way that was not overly complicated - was important. It has also made a difference in the nature of the conversations I have in therapy and the different trainings I write and deliver.

Roberta2020 student


Thank you for a very informative and well run course, I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt I learned a lot.

Emma2020 student


Sarah is gifted in framing and reframing again, concepts, methodology and frameworks until the penny drops. She is dedicated to supporting the students in really understanding the material. Sarah also brings a lot of joy and fun into the classroom, whilst modelling professionalism. Her commitment to high ethical standards in the field of trauma treatment (and therapy as a whole) is transferred to the students through, not only her knowledge, but her constant example.

Student on a traumatology course 2018-2019 run by another organisation, where Sarah Paton Briggs is a faculty member.


I think the resources such as WOT, plus PTSD information have been the most useful practically. I was able to start using them with clients straight away and the concepts and ideas really resonate with them and enhance the work we do together.

Emma2020 student and competition winner


This course has given me the confidence to work with clients who has experienced trauma in its many forms in a safe and empowering way for clients. I was able to start use the psychoeducational tools we were taught straight away and I could see that having knowledge about what happens to the brain and the body as a result of trauma really helps clients make sense of what they were experiencing. The EFT element of the course gave me the skills to practically help clients unblock trapped emotion and as a result of the course I am now going on to qualify to be a EFT practitioner.

Emma2020 student and competition winner


The course facilitators provided a safe, open space for learning, reflection and discussion and also shared their wisdom and expertise, leading to a training experience which was engaging and thought provoking. I feel this training gives you everything you will need for working in a trauma informed way.

Emma2020 student and competition winner


Working with Couples and Other Relationships

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I am enjoying this course!

Susan2021 intake


Coincidentally, I took on my first couple during the course and found what I had learnt was invaluable, particularly around contracting and the initial session.

Andrew2020 Spring intake


Excellent. Enjoyable and I feel more confident as a result to start working with couples and taking what I have learnt in to my 1-1 work with clients who bring their relationship and struggles.


It was a pleasure to meet you Cabby. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience in such an accessible and real way.


I really enjoyed the course and gained a lot from it. The outlook and stance taken by Cabby was refreshing and challenged me in lots of ways – great!


Very good notes and material to accompany the theory presented. Cabby’s explanation of theory in relation to the work is second to none. It’s ‘straight up’ and she explains it with ease in a very knowledgeable but approachable way.


Many thanks again for a thought-provoking, interesting and beautifully taught and held course, I thoroughly enjoyed it


I’ve learned new things and had my basic assumptions challenged. It’s been a good experience.


Such a brilliant course - thank you!!

Alison2020 Spring intake


I learnt so much and was always given the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification without ever feeling I was being rushed.

Andrew2020 Spring intake


Cabby has been the most enlightening and generous of teachers, such a wonderful experience.


Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I am enjoying this course!

Susan2021 intake


Organisational Practice & Mental Health at Work

It is a course needed in the market as many therapists want to transition (to organisational work) but they want to use their existing skills. The precision with which the course was run was containing and very well technically managed. The guest speakers were truly inspirational and the interview style on day 2 really pulled the learning together. The course worked very well on Zoom and was impeccable in its execution.

SabiMBACP (Accred)


It was very well organised and delivered and I was pleased that a zoom course could be so interactive and enjoyable: practising some of the skills being taught such as presenting, giving feedback, summarising and coaching around an issue.

ChrisBACP/BABCP Accredited therapist

I found it very professional and it flowed really well. I felt out of my comfort zone at times which did me the world of good. It brought a lot up for me about working in business and some of my resentments and the resistance I have at times to management.

JaneUKCP Registrant


I am planning to devote some of my time as a psychotherapist and coach to working with groups and corporates so this is a welcome push in that direction. It was also priceless to benefit from Phil's experience and professionalism.

MurielUKCP Reg, MBACP Senior


Feeling more confident to put together a mental health training into workplace. Very professional course and good balance of theory and practice and learning styles.

AlexiaUKCP Registrant


I found the speaker presentation on a leadership initiative of a comprehensive program to be inspirational and demonstrated to me the importance of being able to get engagement and commitment from the leaders in the business to truly make this part of the company's culture.

MaryMBACP Accred


It was really good for me to be in a group of people thinking about mental health In organisations. I really enjoyed the opportunity to break out and practice skills and have found myself using ‘clean language’ often and even in a couple of sessions using coaching! I would love the opportunity to be part of a supervision group and also to be part of the practice coaching group.

Charlie2020 participant


I have gained so much insight and additional skills and feel confident to incorporate them into my current practice and feel excited about the possibility of working with organisations in the future.

HelenMBACP Accred