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Work & Experience

"Legacy is not leaving something for people. It is leaving something in people" 
Peter Strople


  • Diploma: OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation – Interfaith Minister & Spiritual Counsellor

  • Diploma: Institute of Management & Production - Principles and Practices of Supervision

  • Diploma: National College for Teaching & Leadership (NNEB)
    (Early Years Childcare & Education Teacher)

  • Diploma: Tune-In-Institute for Time Therapy: Theoretical and Practical Knowledge of Time Therapy and its use in Individual and Group Therapy



  • Healing The Mother Wound, course by Bethany Webster

  • Addiction, Eating Disorders Recovery training – 12 Step Programmes

  • Compassionate Inquiry: CI Circle

  • One Spirit Interfaith Foundation: Spiritual Counselling Refresher

  • The Bridge Retreat: Worthy - Recognising a Woman's Worth training

  • Path of Love: seven-day intensive retreat programme

  • Awakening of Love: group facilitator training

  • Deepening of Love: self-worth & self-love training

  • Working with People: Authentic Leadership parts 1 & 2 training

  • NSPCC/ChildLine: Anger Management; Phobias & Anxiety

  • NSPC/ChildLine: Advance Counselling Skills

  • NSPCC/ChildLine: Professional Development: Disability; Bullying; Muslim Youth; Suicide Intervention

  • NSPCC/ChildLine: Counselling Training

  • Camden Council: Women’s Sexuality Training

  • Louise Hay (personally trained): Living Well: You Can Heal Your Life - Leadership training

  • Religious Science International (Jamaica): First Year Religious Science Practioner Unit One

  • Middlesex Polytechnic:  Psychology of the Growing Child & Adolescent



  • SPEAKup:                                                                                                                             
    -      Accredited Practitioner of Coaching
    -      Accredited Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
    -      Accredited Practitioner of Timelines


  • The Mindfulness Network /Bangor University: Teacher Training, Level 1

  • Sounds True: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Public Speaking

  • SPEAKup, Certified Public Speaker


Continued Professional Development

  • BAATN (The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network):
    -      Asian Practitioner Meetings

       -     Journeying: Indian Indenture
       -      Growth Through Adversity: COVID-19, Racism & Resilience
       -      BLM and COVID: Sustaining Self-Care and Action

       -     Impact of Current World Events on Us & Our Clients

       -     Women Practitioner Meetings


  • University of Brighton: Privilege & Otherness, Developing Language for Practitioners

  • Radical Therapist Network (RTN): Resting in Grief & Creatively Processing Shame
    Just What We Need: Skills for Therapists & Group Facilitators

  • Certified Grief Educator
    Trained by world renowned grief expert, David Kessler

It's okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.

Colette Werden

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