Foundation Training

in Systemic Constellations 2021 (Year 1) London 1

A method both practical and profound.

This Foundation Training in London offers an opportunity to develop a working understanding of a systemic constellation approach, which can be used to resolve personal, family and social issues. This course has been running for over 20 years and is a valued resource for those wishing to engage in personal and professional development; it provides a truly fresh perspective on yourself, your life, your work and the family and community groups to which you belong.

The Foundation Training may be undertaken as an independent course or as the first step in the wider CSC Advanced Professional Training.

Download the CSC Foundation 1 London 2021 brochure here

Download the 2020 Application Form here

Who is it for?

This course is for anybody who wishes to gain a fuller understanding, from a systemic constellation perspective, of the issues and concerns that they may have in their everyday life – this may be personal, familial or professional.

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

•   Therapists, counsellors, health professionals and those in related fields

•   Teachers, social care professionals and those working with children and families, marginalized social groups and refugees

•   Those working in the field of substance abuse and in the criminal justice system

Constellation work acknowledges the importance of finding a place for each member of every human system, and with this principle at the heart of the methodology this approach both integrates with, and deepens, other resolution-oriented perspectives.

At this Foundation level the training is offered as an enrichment of existing practice and not as a qualification. CPD certificates will be given. 

The course will also provide opportunities to constellate (with support) those issues that relate to your professional orientation.

Details of the teaching topics at each module is supplied in the Course Information Pack which you will receive once you have been accepted on the course.

What will you learn?

This foundation year introduces participants to the underpinning principles and practice of the systemic approach originally developed by Bert Hellinger and others, with a particular focus on the family as our primary system. The emphasis is experiential, theoretical and practical.

This training will establish an understanding of what it means to have a ‘systemic lens’ – or wider view, with supporting methodology, for finding resolution to deeply felt and seemingly intractable issues.

The course will cover the core concepts of systemic constellation work, both in groups and 1-1 contexts including:

The Field & The System

Including: the self as part of a system, the organising principles of systems, the primary system – parents and children and how families thrive; acknowledging the place of our ancestors; constellations as ritual.

What It Means To Work With Heart & Soul

Including: the definition of health; how does phenomenology help; somatic sensing and body based intelligence; stance; how to manage balance and reciprocity; fate, soul and the spirit, and what is asked of us when we help others; practitioner ethical impeccability.

How We Deal With Incoherence & Disorder

Including: when things go wrong; radical inclusion and the consequences of exclusion – atonement, identification and entanglement in issues that are not our own, and what needs to be done to put things right.

Course Dates 2021

This course includes 5 training modules, 2 tutorial sessions and workshop participation. A Certificate of Attendance is given at the end of the course. Tutorial dates will be arranged individually, and free workshop places can be booked independently.

The modules will run from 9.30 am-5.30 pm on the following dates.

 Module 1

4 – 6 February 2021

 Thursday – Saturday

 Module 2

2-4 March 2021

 Tuesday – Thursday

 Module 3

20-22 April 2021

 Tuesday – Thursday

 Module 4

1-3 June 2021 

 Tuesday – Thursday

 Module 5 

15 – 17 July 2021 

Thursday – Saturday



The above modules will be held at:

Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms,

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

Tel: 020 7436 9875           Email: [email protected]


Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms


The full course fee is £2,850. A non-refundable deposit of £420 is payable to secure your place.

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird price, your course fee will be £2,600 if we receive your deposit by 30 November 2020.

*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

To book a place on the CSC Foundation Training in London, please complete the application form near the top of this page.

Having completed your application, you will then be invited to have an informal interview on the phone with one the of the faculty members.

Should you be accepted on to the course, you will receive an email officially offering you a place. At this stage we request £xxx deposit to secure your place.

For further information please email Hannah Cox at [email protected], or call +44 7929 313 976.


There are plenty of hotel deals to be found online.

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

    Travel Information

    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.


    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.

    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.


    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.

    I have been using my training to help look at new ways of working with students and their families in an educational setting- It has been very helpful for me to look at the school as a system where everybody has his/her rightful place.

    CSC programmes are life changing and altering. If you are looking for a safe and trusted environment to go deeper and wider into yourself, you may just find the right place here.


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