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I run short workshops and longer courses created specifically for counsellors and coaches. Designed to be an immersive and collaborative educational experience, the groups have a limited number of participants, allowing everyone the opportunity to participate as they wish, and feel supported in an intimate learning environment.

Certificate in Trauma-Informed Coaching

Developing a trauma-informed coaching practice.

• 2-day workshop

• APRIL 2023 Date TBA

• 9.30am - 4.30pm

12 hours CPD

• £285 per person

• Payment schedule available

More dates coming for 2023

TA Tasters

Bite-sized lessons in Transactional Analysis

• Monthly workshops exploring TA theory & practice

• Wednesdays 10am - 12pm UK time

• Pay by donation

After the Pandemic:

Reflections on Covid19


This immersive workshop explores the effects of the Covid19 pandemic on therapists and coaches and the impact on personal and professional lives. The workshop offers space for the exchange of experiences, exploring learning points, and reflection as we prepare to enter the new year. Facilitated by David Linford-Smith, a psychotherapist, coach, and supervisor, the workshop follows his recent research study into the effects of the Covid19 pandemic on practitioners.


Date: Friday 9th December

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Location: Online via Zoom


Beyond Empathy:

A TA Perspective on Collusion in

Coaching, Therapy, and Supervision


This extended TA Taster workshop explores the impact of collusion in coaching, therapy, and supervision through the lens of Transactional Analysis. Raising awareness of the potential causes and the effects on productive and effective transformation, the workshop examines the boundary between empathy and collusion and how practitioners can work in an ethical and effective way.


Date: Wednesday 25th January

Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Payment: Pay by donation

Am I Worth It?

Cultivating Self-Worth in Transformative Practice


This full-day immersive workshop explores the development of self-worth and the pathway towards its attainment. Offering practical methods to cultivate a deep sense of self-worth through self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love, this workshop will equip any coach or therapist with the skills to support their clients in the journey towards transformation.


Date: Friday 6th January

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Payment: £95

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David Linford-Smith is a BACP registered Psychotherapist,

EMCC senior accredited Coach and ICCS Coaching Supervisor.

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