Courses, Workshops and Events

Contact Purple Tree for more information or booking.
Telephone 0151 644 4557 or email

Being Resilient, Staying Healthy
Mar 27 all-day



by the end of the workshop delegates should have:-

  • a better understanding of what affects them emotionally
  • enhances awareness of unwanted feelings, beliefs and behaviours – ‘letting go’ strategies
  • a better understanding of emotional response to challenging service users / colleagues
  • supporting others, Healthy Client Interventions
  • strategies to maintain positive feelings and a healthy practice


  • How do our emotions affect us?
  • What affects our emotions?  –  beliefs and behaviours
  • What may block motivation and self esteem?  listening?
  • Responding to others effectively – ‘protection’ and ‘working cleanly’
  • Maintaining energy and preparation to support others
  • Dealing with conflict and difficult relationships / self care
  • Strategies for staying calm, focused and positive
  • Minimising worry / negativity
  • Avoiding ‘Burn-Out’
  • Switching off after work and re-energising

A sample of feedback from last workshop

“Fabulous presenter – thank you”

“Very inspiring and presented very well”

“Helped me personally and professionally”


“Engaging and Respectful”

“I feel I am so much more aware”



Group Coaching Supervision
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Coaching industry is developing much more regulation influenced by input from the various coaching bodies. The indication is that that supervision can help differentiate the mediocre from the great coach, helping to build credibility and quality in our practice.


So, what is supervision?


 `Time for the coach to reflect on all aspects of their practise, an opportunity to gain feedback and gain insights from a relationship that may involve third parties. An opportunity to develop insights and wisdom self `super – vision`


The main focus of supervision is:


  •  Continuous Professional, Personal Development, and Action learning of the coach.
  •   A supportive space for the coach to process what they have absorbed from their clients and their clients world.
  •  An opportunity for the coach to consider the relationship with the coachee, the interventions being used and the     potential for further interventions within the coaching session.
  •  Help for the coach to develop their `internal supervisor` and become a better reflective practitioner.
  •  Help to keep the coach self aware and courageous, attending to what they are not seeing, not hearing or not saying.
  •  Considering when the client may need to be referred on to more specialist support.
  •  Support for newly trained coaches, helping them to build confidence and skill.
  •  Before beginning supervision it is useful for the coach / supervisee to ask themselves questions such as- What do I hope for in supervision?
  • What anxieties might I have about supervision?
  • How might I measure the success of the sessions?
  • What particular issues about my coaching practice might I take to supervision?
  • Supervision can be delivered in groups and or on a 1-1 basis
  • The sessions can benefit both self employed and internal coaches


Helen Reuben is an Advanced Coach, Coach Trainer, Therapist and Trained Coach Supervisor



Transpersonal Coach
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Transpersonal Coach

Help self and others to find more freedom, meaning and connection.

We are living in times of great change and uncertainty and many people are looking for more meaning and purpose in their lives.  Combining coaching, spiritual intelligence and enhanced intuition can help us help others to answer some of life’s deeper questions and move forward.

A 2 Day Workshop

  • Discover powerful tools to develop ‘Spiritual Intelligence’ / ‘Transpersonal Coaching’
  • Accessing ‘Authentic Self’ – who is that?
  • Accessing ‘High Self’ – Higher Wisdom
  • Use of imagery and meditation
  • Developing Intuition
  • Mindfulness and ‘The Here and Now’
  • The Law of Attraction, ‘Letting go and Forgiveness’
  • Spiritual Coaching – helping others find meaning and connection
  • Strategies to enhance the Spiritual Coaching Relationship
  • Staying professionally detached and establishing good boundaries
  • Questions to enhance Awareness, Meaning in Life / Transcendence
  • Spiritual Goals – Intention and Abundance

Feedback:     “Mind blowing, really took me to another place – a right place”

“Life changing, amazing – a light has been ignited”

“The quality and effect of this training has been both vibrant and relevant on a personal and professional level”

“Illuminated my soul”

“Honest, authentic, gave me so much more than I was expecting”


“Fantastic teachers, truly outstanding”

“Didn’t want it to end”

Accredited or non-accredited option

The accreditation for this course is offered as a separate module and can be done within 3 months of the training.  This will involve gathering evidence of working with transpersonal clients (coaches) in order to gather relevant evidence.  This is a nationally recognised qualification with The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.

Motivational Interviewing
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

For those who support others in work e.g. support workers, using a client centred approach for enhancing motivation to change.  Considering the nature of change, resistance and ambivalence as well as enhancing listening and motivational questions.  Helping others to become ready, willing and able to change.

Performance Coaching Skills Programme
Jun 11 – Aug 6 all-day

The Accredited Performance Coaching Skills Programme aims to improve the effectiveness of participants to coach individuals and teams and is focused upon equipping them with the skills necessary to create, manage and maintain a successful coachee centred environment.

Participants will be introduced to practice, reflect and evaluate, the range of coaching and management skills and approaches that will enable them to work effectively with individuals and teams so that they can work towards fulfilling their potential to deliver results.

  • Empowers others to accomplish results on their own initiative
  • Understands how people learn change and develop.
  • Takes care to align individual goals with those of the organisation.
  • Through empowering others, collaborating and goal setting, taps into the individual’s intrinsic motivation.
  • Enables employees to become responsible for their own commitments, decisions and actions within the workplace.
  • Emphasises development and future possibilities.
  • Develops teams and enables them to perform to the highest standards.
  • Encourages creative thinking and challenges the status quo.
  • Listens, questions, supports and collaborates.     
  • Uses coaching as an effective management intervention.
  • Together with the organisation perceives coaching as a developmental and performance enhancing tool.
Performance Coaching Skills Programme – 2019 dates
Jun 11 – Aug 6 all-day

Dates for Spring 2019 programme are as follows:-

(all Tuesdays)

Day 1     –     11th June, 2019

Day 2     –     25th June,  2019

Day 3     –     9th July, 2019

Day 4     –     23rd July, 2019

Day 5     –     6th August, 2019


dates for Winter 2018 programme to follow:-