Peer Support Network - Co-Counselling International

Inspiration : Emotional Support : Personal Development : Ways to Action

What is PSN CCi?

The PSN CCi network is a community of people who have been trained to use peer support for themselves and each other, to make a difference in their own lives and in the world around them. Once you have completed the basic skills training you are free to join a world-wide network at no cost. PSN CCi is free for life.

What does PSN CCi offer?

Emotional Support, Inspiration, Personal Development, and tools for Action.

That means:
   - The opportunity to take charge of our own lives
   - Ways to recognise our core needs and to live more authentically
   - Building emotional literacy with information from neuroscience
   - Self-knowledge and inner peace: expands a practice of mindfulness
   - The culture and the practical tools to bring about change
   - Valuable skills for promoting empowerment in others
   - Free lifetime membership of local, national and international peer networks.

PSN CCi gives you personal and emotional support by providing a safe and confidential place to talk about your feelings. It begins with a free Taster event, followed by a 2-part training in which you find out a lot about yourself and how your emotional life works. You learn through experience by trying things out. The teaching is informal with little need for theory or notes. PSN CCi is based on well-established psychological and psychodynamic principles.

How do I join the PSN CCI network?
The training is in 2 parts over a total of 6 days.
Completing the first 3 days enables you to join the PSN CCi network in your local area. People get together in person or on the phone or skype.
Successful completion of the second part gives full membership of Co-Counselling International (CCI) which is a worldwide community of like-minded people. 
Come and meet us at a FREE Taster session to find out all about Peer Support Network CCI and what the course involves.
New training courses begin in June 2018 in Ipswich, & September in Norwich and Newmarket. To book for the course you need to have come to a taster.

Why do I need to do a course to join PSN CCI?
PSN CCi is a peer network run by all its members. There are no appointed leaders and each person takes responsibility for themselves and support of their peers.
The agreed culture, structure, and ways of working together create a high degree of safety and confidentiality.
The training teaches all the skills and tools to promote effective change and support for each other, with plenty of time to practise them and build confidence. You will learn specific ways to facilitate your own and the other person’s work.

What are the costs?
The Taster is free. Once you have completed the course there is no charge to join the network or do sessions with people – it is a system that is Free for Life. 

The course is professionally delivered by highly experienced trainers so naturally it has a cost, which is currently £260 per person for each part (£470 for part 1 and 2 if booked together).
There is an earlybird rate for each Part - people who pay in full by that date get a reduction to £240.


Employers often fund people to do PSN CCi training – contact us if you want help to put the case to your employer as to how it will be of benefit both to you and to them. 

PSN CCi Free Tasters coming up:

Ipswich:   Weds 23rd May 6.30-8.30pm, Sat 2nd June 10.00-12.00am.

Norwich:  Sat 16th June 10.30 to 12.30am.

Newmarket: Weds 20th June 7.30–9.30pm.

PSN CCi Training Course (each part is 3 days 9.30-4.30): 

IPSWICH: Part 1: Mon 25th June, Tues 26th June, Thurs 5th July 2018.

IPSWICH:  Part 2: Fri 14th Sept, Sat 15th Sept, Sun 30th Sept 2018.

NORWICH: dates to be confirmed.

NEWMARKET: dates to be confirmed. 

Contact us to book, or for more information or with any questions.

More about CCI:
Co-counselling International (CCi) is a highly successful self-help method that hugely increases emotional intelligence, awareness and skills. It provides a FREE personal development and support system for life.
It’s called
CO-counselling because it's based on an exchange of time and skills (not money) between two people of equal status with the same training. It's a self-empowering alternative to paying a professional.

Usually it takes a single training of at least six days to become an accredited CCI co-counsellor, join your local community and become a member of Co-Counselling International. In East Anglia we make the training more accessible by teaching it in two parts as above. Also we call it PSN – Peer Support Network – as we feel that is more understandable than Co-Counselling. They are though one and the same thing!
Successfully completing the PSN Part 2 course gives people the skills and experience to be accredited as full CCI co-counsellors.

Steve Roche & Sue Gray are authors of a best-selling introductory book about co-counselling called "What's On Top?". Print or electronic copies can be ordered direct from the

There is more about the background and operation of CCI at:


‘I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to be’ - Carl Jung 

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