Applied Training

in Systemic Constellations 2022 (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 Application form

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 2022

The Applied Training 2022 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)16 – 18 MarchWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 1 (2.30-5.30pm)11 AprilMonday
Zoom Session 2 (2.30-5.30pm)29 AprilFriday
Module 2 (Bristol)11 – 13 MayWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 3 (2.30-5.30pm)10 JuneFriday
Zoom Session 4 (2.30-5.30pm)1 JulyFriday
Module 3 (London)20 – 22 JulyWednesday – Friday
Zoom Session 5 (2.30-5.30pm)9 SeptemberFriday
Zoom Session 6 (2.30-5.30pm)30 SeptemberFriday
Module 4 (Bristol)12 – 14 OctoberWednesday – 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

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.

London Venue

The London modules will be held at:

St Luke’s Community Centre 90 Central Street London, EC1V 8AJ Tel: 020 8549 8181, Email: [email protected]

Bristol Venue

The Bristol modules will be held at:

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

St Luke's Community Centre

Subud Hall, Bristol


The full course fee is £2,900. A non-refundable deposit of £450 is payable to secure your place.

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird price, your course fee will be £2,700 if we receive your deposit by 30 November 2021.

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

Once the deposit is received, the remainder is due before course start. Discretionary payment plans are available on request.

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

Underground Stations nearby Old Street Tube Station 5 mins from LSO St Luke’s Barbican Tube Station 7 mins from LSO St Luke’s Moorgate Tube Station 10 mins from LSO St Luke’s Mainline Stations nearby Old Street Railway Station Old Street, London, Clerkenwell, EC1Y 1BE , Underground lines: Northern 5 mins from LSO St Luke’s Moorgate Railway Station Moorfields, London, City, EC2Y 9AE , Underground lines: Metropolitan, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City 10 mins from LSO St Luke’s  

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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