All intakes starting in 2022 will be held on Zoom. Any intake which starts on Zoom will be delivered on Zoom to its completion.

From 2023 onwards, we will be offering a choice of attendance in person or on Zoom. Please check the webpage for each specific intake of the course you wish to take. It will be clear on our website and during the enrolment process whether each particular intake is to be held in person at a training venue, or on Zoom.

For a course where there are 2 intakes each year, the Spring intake will be held in person, whereas the Autumn intake will be held on Zoom. This is applicable in 2023 for these courses: supervision, trauma, couple/relationship, psychosexual.

We want every applicant to be confident of the delivery format for the course, at the point when they enrol.

This stance supports our profession in offering quality CPD hours in an accessible way for participants drawn principally from around the UK and sometimes other countries.

We acknowledge that there are great benefits to teaching in person: relational and embodied experiential learning; social contact and networking; ease of personal interaction. However, many of our students are benefiting from the flexibility provided by Zoom: such as geographical accessibility for those living some distance from London; being at home for childcare or pets; no expense incurred on travel or subsistence or accommodation; flexibility with any health difficulties or disability or family circumstances. So we are adopting this flexible and accessible approach using Zoom, in order to be adaptable in accommodating everyone who wishes to take part.

In the meantime, professional bodies such as BACP and UKCP are recognising that many CPD courses continue to run as online learning. The Grove's understanding is that CPD certificates for online learning in 2021 and 2022 will be recognised by membership organisations, as part of the ongoing Covid response. Initially in 2020, professional bodies including BACP stated that training institutes should maintain continuity so that students could continue with their qualifications and continue to collect CPD hours. Whilst there is an expectation that training in person will resume in future, it is also acknowledged that many therapists continue to see clients online out of concern for everyone's safety and reduction of infectivity. Therefore it makes sense that CPD would also continue online during this period of time.


Feedback from our courses on Zoom 

Meanwhile, here are some comments made by students who enrolled on our Zoom courses, regarding their reaction to the training being held with real-time tutor interaction on Zoom. The video conferencing allows everyone to see and hear each other on the training event. There are Zoom breakout rooms which enable participants to work in smaller groups or pairs for skills practice and experiential exercises. The presenter can share the viewing screen to display documents or presentations, as if on a projector screen. We are using the technology as best we can to convey the learning material in an engaging way.

2020 trauma course

“You guys really pulled it out of the bag [putting the course on Zoom at short notice]. You really know your stuff!”

“It’s a time for creative adjustment and to keep a positive spirit, a time to bring out the best in us !”

“Just wanted to say thank you for this and I am so relieved that I won’t miss out on the training, as I am really excited about this. It’s great that it is all still going ahead and I think this is a really generous response to this crisis. (And golly! How full on is it to manage all this!?) Thank you and see you online on Saturday.”

“I am glad to see you are all trying to work to deliver the training. Thank you.”

“Very much enjoying the course and learning so much.”

“Thanks so much for all your support.”

“Overall I have been very satisfied with the training. Obviously, I would have liked it to be in person but was relieved it could still go ahead on Zoom. I felt the IT/technical aspect was extremely well handled.”

2020 1-day Trauma-Focused CBT training

“Just dropping a line to thank you for the Training on Saturday, I really enjoyed how you structured and delivered it.”

“I really enjoyed the day and learned a lot, both through the presentations and by working in smaller groups. I felt welcomed and included so thank you again!”

“I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the day training on Saturday, I thought it was fantastically run and I gained a lot from the breakout rooms and discussion that took place. I also really valued how many resources were provided.”


2020 supervision course

“Zoom seems very sensible, thank you. Looking forward to it.”

“I hope to meet everyone in person, but if not possible, we will still enjoy the learning; of that I feel certain.”

“Thanks for the email and I agree that this is about collective responsibility.  I appreciate that the options might change as things progress but what you have suggested seems a very reasonable response to the situation as we currently understand it.”

“I wanted to drop you a quick line to say that the course seems to be working very well online so far. Not that it does not have its issues, but it is a great group that is making it work anyway. Thank you for your efforts in putting together.”

“Zoom isn’t what I’d want forever, but it works for now.”

“I’m really excited to be starting the Zoom training this weekend.”

“I wanted to drop you a quick line to say that the course seems to be working very well online so far. Not that it does not have its issues, but it is a great group that is making it work anyway. Thank you for your efforts in putting together.”

“We have just held our 2 days of training this weekend and I just want to say that despite my apprehension due to internet connections etc, it has been a great enriching experience, thank you for enabling our learning to continue.”

“I am happy to tell you that I managed to do the entire two days [of this weekend’s training], thankfully with the video on Sunday, so it was nice to see everyone. It was a really powerful and interesting weekend.”

“I’m fine and glad I started the training and was able to join both days! To be honest it was a welcome distraction.”

“We had a nice weekend on Zoom.  Thank you for that, it was well organised.”

“I have found Zoom works really well and although not the same as F2F, it has been a good experience and will be a good platform for our training next month.”

“Please pass on my Congratulations to All in the cohort, also to the course tutors and everyone else that was involved for hard work during those most unusual circumstances!”


Couple/relationship therapy course

“Enjoying the course – really well structured and put together. Seamless transition to zoom which is also working well.”
“I value that you have decided to continue [with the training course]. I had my 1st weekend of couples training this weekend with Cabby, and really, it helped deflect so much from the constant anxiety of the virus!! I love you have also offered Zoom . . . .  this is a wonderful idea! Thanks Sarah, can’t wait for the next weekend!”
“Thank you, I’m really enjoying the course weekends.”

2020 1-day Childhood Sexual Abuse workshop

“I don’t think the Zoom delivery took anything away from the course and it was welcome, from my point of view, to have a bit of quiet time during the breaks.”

“I thought the balance between presentation and group participation was perfect. And I think your style of delivery on Zoom – calm, measured and very articulate were excellent for a CPD training but also as a model for working with clients.”

“I’d also happily book on to future Zoom training you are offering, your presenting style, pace & passion for your topic had me totally engaged.”