Applied Training

in Systemic Constellations 2021 (Year 2)

The CSC Applied Training in Systemic Family Constellations both follows and extends the learning journey of the Foundation year. This course enables participants to deepen their understanding of systemic philosophy, and develop the skills required to put theory into practice.

The Applied Training is a one-year course. In addition to the 4 training modules and 6 online teaching sessions, you will also receive 2 tutorials (dates to be arranged individually) with your personal tutor. Students are also able to attend 2 faculty-led workshops as a representative during the course. A Certificates of Attendance will be issued to each student at the end of the training.

This training is regarded as essential learning for those hoping to develop a career in Systemic Constellation Work, and will equip others with the skills needed to integrate a constellating methodology into the existing professional contexts in which they work, including forms of one-to-one practice.

Download an Application Form here

CSC Foundation students do not need to complete an application form

Who is it for?

This course is for individuals who have completed the Foundation Training in systemic family constellations with CSC, or an equivalent training with another similarly oriented institution, and who wish to further develop their understanding of this perspective, and integrate it into their professional practice and personal life.

It is particularly relevant for professionals whose work brings them into contact with family and other social systems, for example:

  • Therapists, counsellors, coaches, health and education professionals and those in related fields
  • Social care professionals working with children and families, marginalised social groups and refugees
  • Those working in the field of substance abuse and in the criminal justice system
  • Alternative health practitioners and those working in other healing modalities
  • Those working creatively and in the arts, particularly film and theatre work
  • As a method of working that seeks to find a place for every member of the system, this approach can deepen other resolution-oriented perspectives and methodologies.

What will you learn?

This training follows on from the Foundation Training and significantly deepens the knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles that underpin practice. This course continues to emphasise the importance of experiential learning, and learning by doing, but also provides essential teaching on all aspects of social systems.

Whilst learning specific areas of practice, each module will also:

Deepen your authority, presence and intention as a practitioner

Expand your choice points before, during and at the conclusion of client work

Develop your capacity to work with movements and somatic information in both group and 1-1 contexts

Develop your sensitivity to the language and sentences of systemic constellation work

Provide further opportunities to constellate (with support) those issues that relate to your professional orientation.

Develop a solution-focused outlook

Course Dates 2021

The Applied Training 2021 includes 4 training modules, each three days long and 6 Zoom sessions (each three hours long). Modules 1 & 3 will be run in London and modules 2 & 4 will be run in Bristol.


Module 1 (London)17 – 19 MarchWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 1 (2.30-5.30pm)19 AprilMonday
Module 2 (Bristol)26 – 28 MayWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 2 (2.30-5.30pm)14 JuneMonday
Zoom Session 3 (2.30-5.30pm)9 JulyFriday
Zoom Session 4 (2.30-5.30pm)26 JulyMonday
Zoom Session 5 (2.30-5.30pm)3 SeptemberFriday
Module 3 (London)29 September – 1 OctoberWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 6 (2.30-5.30pm)15 OctoberFriday
Module 4 (Bristol)17 – 19 NovemberWednesday – Friday

Subjects Covered

Facilitator Capacity & Orientation – Enabling Systemic Work to Flow Within

  • Radical inclusion and what it asks of us – a revision of key concepts
  • Working with groups – formation, coherence and safety
  • Working one to one – different forms of constellation work
  • Establishing a group agreement for the ‘Learning by Doing’ sessions

Parents and Children – An Exploration of the Primary System

  • ‘The Orders’ and the family system
  • The Missing, and their impact on the system
  • The orders relating to blended families
  • Early loss, adoption and fostering

When all have a place – Working with Perpetrators & Victim Dynamics

  • Where do perpetrators belong in the system
  • Culture, race, conflict and war
  • Facing trauma and how to avoid re-traumatisation
  • Working with murder, abortion, rape and abuse

Understanding Systemic Health and Symptoms

  • Working with the healing impulse
  • Health and symptoms seen through the systemic lens
  • Physical crises, accidents & issues of bonding and bonding failure
  • Finding a place for death and the dead

Intimate Relationships Through the Systemic Lens

  • Working with couples and same sex relationships
  • The ordering forces that support the flow of love and intimacy
  • The place of the facilitator in group work
  • Ritual and celebration, attending to the ending of the training group

London Venue

Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

Neal’s Yard London Meeting Rooms are ideally situated for all public transport.

Travelling by tube – Nearest tubes are Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square, all of which are approximately 3 -10 minutes walk away.

Neal’s yard is tucked in between Monmouth Street and Short Gardens and is accessible through archways leading into Neal’s Yard. The London Meetings Rooms are next to the Walk-In Back Rub Massage shop It has a bright green door.

Directions – from Covent Garden Tube, go down Neal Street, turn left at Shorts Gardens & don’t miss the tiny alley on your right – leading to Neal’s Yard.


Bristol Venue

The Bristol modules will be held at:

Bristol Subud Hall
29 Wesley Place, Clifton
Bristol, BS8 2YD
Tel: 07790 519683

Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms

Subud Hall

The Facilitators 

Gaye Donaldson (BACP) 

Managing Director of the Centre and teaching faculty member. She has trained extensively in both family and organisational constellations. She facilitates workshops, and works as a systemic coach & consultant both in the UK and abroad. She has recently been working in conflict resolution in the Middle East through the organisation ‘Healing the Wounds of History’.

Chris Williams (BACP)

Director of the Centre and a teaching faculty member. He has been working in the therapeutic field since 1990 and currently works as a Constellation Practitioner, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Coach and Trainer. He is a UKCP registered gestalt psychotherapist and a senior accredited BACP counsellor, with a well-established practice in South London.


The full course fee is £2,685. A non-refundable deposit of £450 is required to secure your place.

*A small number of bursaries are available – please contact us directly for more information

Once the deposit is received, the remaining fee can be settled as a one-off payment before the first module.

Please note: CSC is a Not for Profit organisation and does not therefore charge VAT.

How to Apply for this Training

You need to have completed Foundation Training before application to the Applied course.

Payment of the deposit is required to secure a place in the group. If you have not completed a Foundation Training with CSC then you will be asked to complete a short application form and may be asked to have an informal telephone interview with one the of the faculty. Download the application form near the top of this page

Hotels – London

There are plenty of hotel deals to be found online. You may also consider Airbnb.

If you need more information about travel and accommodation or travelling from an airport, please contact [email protected]

    Travel Information

    Tube: The nearest tube stations are Maida Vale (Bakerloo line) and St Johns Wood (Jubilee line). Both are about a 5 minute walk away.

     Buses: Wellington Road: Services 113, 13, 82, 46, Maida Vale: Services 98, 16, 16A, Abbey Road: Service 139

     Parking: There are 2 hour/4 hour meters (£1.20 per hour), operating between 9.00 am – 6.30 pm (Mon-Fri), situated in Abercorn Place, Nugent Terrace and Hamilton Terrace.

    Hotels – Bristol

    There are plenty of hotel deals to be found online. You may also consider Airbnb.

    Students of the CSC are eligible for a 10% discount on the luxurious (but affordable) Clifton Hotels, the discount is available on all 5 hotels but we would recommend staying in either the Clifton Hotel or the Washington Guest House, as they are closest to Subud Hall.

    Enjoy 10% off best available rates when staying with Clifton Hotels. Simply quote CSCBRISTOL when booking online at any of the following hotels:

    If you need more information about travel and accommodation or travelling from an airport, please contact [email protected]

      Travel Information

      Trains: If you book 2 weeks in advance you can get an off-peak return from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads for as low as £60 return. Clifton Down station is nearer to Subud Hall, but will probably requiring you changing trains The journey is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

      Train travel from Birmingham to Bristol costs roughly the same and takes 1 hour 30.

      Train information can be found here (

      Buses: Local First buses run from Bristol city centre (by the bus station or a short walk from the train station) to Subud Hall on White Ladies Road roughly every 5 minutes. Bus services 1, 2, 3, and 4 travel that way

      Bus information can be found here. (

      Parking: All day parking in the immediate vicinity of the Subud Hall and Clifton in general is quite rare however you can park for 5 hours for free a very short walk away on the Downs, as shown in the below map. You can then move your car to a nearby road with similar rules at lunch time on the Thursday and Friday. The free parking areas on the Downs keep changing so do check the notices carefully. The local meters are free of charge on Saturdays. 

      Airport: Bristol International (there are regular buses from the airport into Bristol city centre)


      Simple, powerful, effective, insightful.

      I have been deeply moved by the quality of the facilitation. It is clear that the teachers are very experienced. I have appreciated that the entire experience is so steeped in respect.


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