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Heart Wood CPD Courses 2023

In 2023 we are offering residential weekend CPD courses for Post Qualified Counsellors who are interested in beginning to work (or in developing their existing practice) in nature either with groups or on a ‘one to one’ basis.


These nature-based experiential weekends will be of interest to newly qualified practitioners as well as counsellors who are beginning to consider working outside of the counselling room and are interested in using nature as a working environment.

More detail on the Heart Wood approach can be found on our 'Our Approach' page. 

The courses will be held at the Burnlaw Centre, set within forty acres of organic pastures, native woodland and gardens in the stunning North Pennine hills.

Full course details will be added here in February 2023.

2023 DATES

Fri 16 - Sun 18 June 2023

Fri 15 - Sun 17 September 2023

Each course will run from 4pm on the Friday until 1pm on the Sunday. 

Location and Travel

Burnlaw Centre CIC, Whitfield, Northumberland, NE47 8HF

Burnlaw is about a 30 minute drive from Hexham, which has rail connections to Newcastle (LNER East Coast mainline) and Carslile (Avanti West Coast mainline). If you are travelling by rail, we will discuss options for getting from Hexham station to Burnlaw.


Camping - there is a large camping field on site. You will need to bring all your camping equipment.

Bunk rooms - there are two rooms with two bunkbeds, and one room with four bunk beds in the main centre building. Depending on the number of people requesting bunk accommodation you may be required to share a room.


All food will be provided and prepared as a group.


A registration form will be available when the full course information is published. 

For more info or to register your interest please contact Emma on 07813 814644 or email

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