OCTS Trainers

OCTS Trainers

OCTS engages the services of many individual trainers in order to offer a wide variety of courses.  Some trainers are experts working locally in the field, others are full time trainers.  All are paid at the same rate since OCTS is a co-operative.

The rate that OCTS can pay its trainers is well below commercial levels.  The contribution made to OCTS by its trainers is never taken for granted and without their generosity and goodwill it would not be possible for the scheme to survive.

Very many thanks to everyone who facilitates courses for OCTS.

Susan Arter
Mary Austin
Martin Bradshaw
Sushila Dhall
Jenny Gould
Nancy Hunt
Mick Kain
Dee Keane
MO Training and Consultancy – Olivia Hawkins and Milly Carmichael
Liam Moore
Mike Octigan

Susan Arter

The Arter Agency was established by Susan Arter an experienced project worker who has trained and mentored staff over 13 years. She graduated in law from Exeter University in 1996 then worked in the voluntary sector in Oxford for over a decade.  Susan cares deeply about high professional standards when working with vulnerable people.  Her particular areas of expertise are working with survivors of domestic abuse, young people and families and people in housing need.

OCTS Courses

Domestic Abuse Awareness
Responding to Domestic Abuse

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Mary Austin

Through the voluntary organisation ADHD Oxfordshire I provide a phone and email information and support service, face to face adult ADHD coaching and a Support Group two evenings a month.

I first became interested in ADHD 14 years ago when I discovered that this condition had been the unrecognised cause of my 24 year old son’s difficulties, at school, at home, at work, socially and emotionally.

My ADHD qualifications and training include:

Psycho-education, CBT and Coaching Interventions for Adolescents and Adults with ADHD. Institute of  Psychiatry, University of London 2014

Dianne Zaccheo ADHD Coaching certificate ,  London, 2009

NICE ADHD Guidelines: ‘Making it happen for children, young people and adults’.  ADDISS London 2008

ADHD across the Ages study day, Crawley Hospital 2005

‘Understanding and Supporting Pupils and Students with ADHD’,  – Certificate of Professional    Studies in Education, University of Leicester 2004

Various ADDISS conferences 2001 – 2012  –  (Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service).

I hold a B.Ed in secondary education, have also worked in nursery school for 8 years and volunteered  for 6 years with the Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service as a panel member for Referral Orders.

www.adhdoxfordshire.co.uk

OCTS Courses

Supporting Adults with ADHD

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Martin Bradshaw

Martin Bradshaw is an Approved Mental Health Professional and registered Social Worker. He was a manager in local government for 29 years, specialising in adult commissioning and contracts.

Martin now works as a freelance trainer and consultant on a range of issues in relation to adults. These include service reviews, strategy, disciplinary and management investigations, mental health social work and Appropriate Adult courses.

OCTS Courses

Appropriate Adult Training

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Sushila Dhall, Refugee Resource

Sushila Dhall trained at Oxford University as a psychodynamic psychotherapist and has over 20 years’ experience in the public, private and third sectors.

For the past 11 years she has worked at Refugee Resource where she manages the counselling and psychotherapy service and also works as a counsellor within the team.

Her professional interests are human rights and equality, the extent to which healing is possible after highly complex trauma and loss, and working using a psycho-social model.

Outside of work she enjoys walking, cycling, the sea, gardening and building fires.

OCTS Courses

Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Jenny Gould

Jenny Gould is an experienced stress management consultant, freelance trainer, cognitive behavioural and clinical hypnotherapist, and coach. She is also a trainer with Relate and appears regularly on BBC Radio Oxford as their resident Agony Aunt.

Through her company, The STP Consultancy , she offers a complete stress management service to companies and organisations of all sizes.  Jenny is a member of the International Stress Management Association, one of the bodies working closely with the Health and Safety Executive on the important issue of work-related stress. She has spent many years in senior management in the corporate sector, and has comprehensive experience in the management and development of individuals and teams.

Jenny runs her counselling, coaching and hypnotherapy practise in Oxford at the Raleigh Park Clinic and Summertown Clinic.

Her book “Overcoming Perfectionism” was published in March last year through Bookboon.com (25,000 downloads per quarter) and she has produced two CDs  (Amazon), “Relax Now, Simple Relaxation Exercises for Busy People” and “Life Coaching to New Horizons”.

www.thestpconsultancy.co.uk
www.cbtoxford.co.uk
www.hypnobirthoxford.co.uk

OCTS Courses

Taking Control of Stress
Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing
Personal Effectiveness to Excel in your Role

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Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in Leadership & Management Development Consultant.

She specialises in delivering training, facilitation, running workshops and seminars on various topics including recruitment and selection, equality and diversity, domestic violence, team building, personal and professional development. She also runs mentoring and coaching sessions for groups and individuals and organises events for different organisations.

She has a wealth of experience working across all sectors – public, private and the third sector, with over 15 years experience working within the public sector. Some of the organisations where she has worked include Thames Valley Police, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Commission for Social Care Inspection, Oxfordshire County Council, Crown Prosecution Service, Victim Support, Witness Service and National Offender Management Service etc.

OCTS Courses

Challenging the Glass Ceiling – Leadership and Diversity
Valuing Diversity
Exploring Prejudice and Discrimination and its Impact

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Mick Kain

Mick has significant experience over the last 30 years working with vulnerable adults and has been working for the last 10 years in a consultancy capacity supporting organisations with project delivery, training and service improvement.

OCTS Courses

Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace
Group Work as a Helping Tool
Conflict Resolution in Teams
Managing Change
Taking Positive Risks
Mentoring and Coaching for Managers
Getting Results – Skills Development Programme
Managing Difficult Conversations
Working with Loss, Separation and Bereavement
Preparing for a Management Role
Understanding Clients: a course for Admin/Clerical/Ancillary Staff

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Dee Keane

Dee has a long association with OCTS and continues to deliver a variety of courses for the scheme.  Dee’s professional background is in staff development, management, lecturing, community work and informal education with disadvantaged learners.

More about Dee

OCTS Courses

Support and Supervision Skills
Supervision Skills
Presentation Skills
Understanding Clients: a course for Admin/Clerical/Ancillary Staff
Managing Difficult Conversations
Looking After Yourself
Establishing and Maintaining Professional Boundaries
Dealing with Stress in the Workplace
Developing Emotional Intelligence In the Workplace
Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change
Introduction to Leadership Skills
Making the Most of Supervision
Managing Difficult Conversations

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MO Training and Consultancy – Olivia Hawkins and Milly Carmichael

‘MO Training and Consultancy is a small, independent provider of teaching and training in the areas of sexual health, relationships, mental health and substance use.  Our focus is working with children and young people and those adult professionals and carers who work with them.

The Directors come from professional backgrounds that include supported housing, nursing and youth work. As experienced trainers, we also work with Associates who have specialities in our areas of work to support design and delivery where required. We have experience of joint working with LSCBs in planning and delivery of training around vulnerable young people, sexual exploitation and other areas of safeguarding.

www.trainwithmo.co.uk

OCTS Courses

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy
The Self-Harming Client
Safer Relationships and Consent

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Liam Moore

Liam is an experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational interviewing practitioner.

Previous work life has been based exclusively around substance misuse and behaviour: working in a residential rehabilitation unit, working to the behaviour model, delivery of one-to-one and group work sessions, and the development and delivery of workshops and motivational seminars.

Liam currently works in the homelessness sector.  He delivers Drug Awareness and Alcohol Awareness short courses for Ruskin College and bespoke seminars and workshops, mainly around substance misuse and behaviour, in both schools and colleges.

Liam also writes workshops and seminars based on all aspect of behaviour and issues that have a behavioural influence, ranging from offending to hoarding.  This list is not exhaustive.

Liam’s style of delivery is tailored to suit the needs and desired outcomes of his audience.

Contact Liam
Call –  07450265830
Email – liammoore1970@hotmail.co.uk

OCTS Courses

Understanding Substance Misuse and Practical Interventions

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Mike Octigan

As former training manager of the West Midlands Probation Service, Mike well understands the needs of large and hard pressed training departments. Subsequently he worked as a Senior Lecturer on the Probation Studies Course at De Monfort University, before becoming a full time independent trainer.

Mike co-authored the book Pre-trial services and the Future of the Probation Service, has written a number of articles and other publications and was a former Research Fellow at Oxford University.

OCTS Courses

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills

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