Tinnitus Adviser Training – ONLINE

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 October 2023 

This training will be taking place online, using Zoom meetings. 

A key objective of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is to, ‘Encourage and promote the provision of sufficiently trained people for the management/treatment of those with tinnitus.’ The internationally recognised Tinnitus Adviser Training allows us to achieve this by offering a counselling-based model of support for use in a range of settings with tinnitus patients/clients.

Delivered by an experienced team and led by a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist, the course aims to build on existing experiences to enable participants to become better equipped to help and support people with tinnitus.

The Tinnitus Adviser Training offered by the BTA is the only course of its type in the UK and is open to people from all sectors of the tinnitus community.

The Aims of the adviser training are:

  • to raise participants’ awareness and increase their understanding of the use of counselling skills and the counselling process, with a focus on the process of adjustment to living with tinnitus
  • to provide an opportunity to practise counselling skills
  • to evaluate personal strengths, concerns and issues when working with tinnitus patients/clients
  • to increase participants’ understanding of the medical background to the condition of tinnitus, and introduce them to some of the practical management aids available at present

The training consists of input on basic counselling and listening skills coupled with how to respond appropriately to the many enquiries that are received.

There is also input on tinnitus as a medical condition and the audiological services available, so that you have knowledge to share with the people you support.

Who should attend

We welcome professionals such as hearing therapists, audiologists, hearing aid dispensers, support group facilitators etc. as well as those working in a social work, voluntary or community setting.

The training team

Trainer: Natalia Pliakou Lecturer, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, HCPC registered, BPS Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor, practitioner in NHS

Course organiser: Maisie Carscadden, Events Manager 

Medical session

This session is run by an experienced tinnitus professional drawn from a bank of clinicians and research scientists. The aim is to allow course delegates to ask any questions they may have about any aspect of tinnitus or hyperacusis.

Audiological services talk

Covering the tinnitus patient and audiological services.

Participant feedback

Comments from previous attendees on the course include:

“The course had a very clear structure with a key aspect on counselling which was vital in understanding how to support individuals.”

“Delivered in a very thorough way but in a way that was easy to take in. I was engrossed in all the information and feel more confident within my role now.”

“Great insight into CBT and Counselling, sharing information between participants was really useful.”

“Very informative course with a good mixture of teaching and group work/role play. It was very nice to meet people working in all sorts of places with the shared goal of learning more about tinnitus.”

Cost: £350

Corporate member cost: £300*

The cost covers:

• Course materials and handouts
• Certificate 

*If you are a corporate member please select the corporate option below either invoice or credit card. 

Due to the nature of the course, places are limited to 12 participants.

Booking Conditions

Courses must be paid for in full 10 working days before the start of the course.

Payments via invoice 

Places can be held whilst a purchase order is arranged, please state ‘TBC’ within the purchase order field when completing the booking form. Purchase orders must be sent to [email protected] 30 working days prior to the training date. 

Event terms and conditions – please read prior to booking 

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