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Training helps us to develop our confidence and abilities

throughout our career


I have a real passion for training, and over the past 30 years, I have designed and facilitated many different types of training for a variety of audiences and settings, leading workshops, seminars, lectures and delivering keynote speeches at conferences.

I consistently receive very positive feedback from participants, who find me knowledgeable, clear, engaging, responsive to their needs as an audience, and go on to recommend my training to their peers.

  • Improve resilience and develop coping strategies

- Mapping your resilience

- Create your wellbeing dashboard


  • Improve performance

- Assertiveness

- Managing procrastination


  • Communication skills

- Strategies for managing challenging conversations (with Pete Quinn)

- Handling conflict


  • Professional development

- Managing professional boundaries

- Coping with pressure and managing priorities


  • Professional Practice: ​

  • Specialist university trainings
    - Brief counselling in HE
    - Notetaking in support services

  • - Tutoring skills
    - Supporting students with mental health difficulties
    - Supporting student mental health in accommodation settings (with Student Minds)

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for our specialist university trainings

Geraldine Dufour's trainings

Geraldine Dufour & Pete Quinn's trainings


I offer a wide range of training in psychotherapy, personal and professional development, cross-cultural work, and wellbeing in organisations, face-to-face or online.
Do get in touch if you have a particular training in mind, so I can create something bespoke for your organisation.

Training and workshops provided for:

Cambridge University and Colleges, Universities across the UK, Westminster Briefing, Understanding ModernGov, Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar, New Gov, University Accommodation Providers, Advance HE, BACP, Student Minds…


Lecturer in Counselling and group facilitator on Leicester & Birmingham University Counselling courses (Certificate, Dip HE, MA), visiting professor at Fudan university.


"Geraldine is a very knowledgeable trainer; she has helped to facilitate our Supporting Student Mental Health in Accommodation Settings training. Using her vast knowledge of both the sector and challenges students face, as well as her wealth of facilitation skills to ensure the training is interactive and engaging for all participants. She has also worked collaboratively with our Partnerships Manager delivering a variety of student mental health webinars for large corporate partners and helped us to successfully navigate a range of partnerships through this work. I strongly recommend Geraldine to others and I am excited to continue our work with her."

Sophie Cohen Jones

Training Manager,

Student minds


- 100% of the participants would recommend this training to a colleague:

- Geraldine is very engaging and clear in her training.

- Excellent, clear and lucid teaching style combined with warmth and receptivity.

- Useful reading list and material.

- The trainer generated an atmosphere of enquiry and honest reflection in a safe space.

- Really enjoyed the training and looking forward to implementing ideas in my work


On application
In addition, I charge travel and accommodation,

where required, when working away from Cambridge.

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