Training FAQ

What does this training course qualify me to do?

On completion of the training course, you will be able to diagnose and treat birth trauma/PTSD using fast and effective tools and techniques.

Can I learn these techniques if I am not a psychologist, psychotherapist/counsellor?

Absolutely. The course was originally designed for midwives but is open to any birth professional who comes into contact with women suffering from birth trauma/PTSD. The following professions are included, although the list is by no means exhaustive. If you are interested and don’t fall into the following categories please apply on merit:

Midwives with six years’ experience working in debriefing, bereavement etc.
Health visitors
Hypnobirthing practitioner (RCM accredited training schools)
Maternity nurses
Birth trauma councillors wanting to extend their skill set.

If you do not have a related background you may want to apply to train as a hypnobirthing practitioner first. The hypnosis/ neuroscience section of the course is a good prerequisite for the birth trauma course. Check out:

What will my qualification be?

You will be a ‘Certified Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner’

What accreditation does the training course have?

The course is accredited by two bodies:

1) The RCM
2) Human Givens College – It counts as modules towards the full psychotherapy training if you wish to further you training in mental health.

How much can I charge clients per session?

You can charge clients between £75 – £100 per session.

How many sessions do clients usually need?

With single traumas, clients are usually symptom-free within 1 to 2 session making this a very cost-effective treatment for the NHS.

How long is the training course?

The training course is run over 12 weeks with 6 days live training and home study/practise.
Week 1 – (3days) – Live training
Week 6 – (1 day) – Live training
Week 12 – (1 day) – live training

How much is the training course?

The training course costs £1, 447

Is there an exam?

No there is no written exam. You will need to submit a written report for one case studies and undergo peer and tutor practical assessment.

Is there any additional study in-between training days?

Yes. Students will need to:

Undertake additional online/home study and related exercises.

Study a DVD of two treatment sessions and identify the key elements that make up an effective treatment .

Practise birth trauma resolution techniques on friend/ family member – do at least one practise session a week and assess your own performance against the given criteria and standards for good practice.

Work on your own trauma issues with a study/practise buddy.

Undertake Tutor supervision and peer support with case studies throughout the 12 week programme. This is an invaluable part of your training  ensuring that you are confident and safe to practice.