Working therapeutically with Sensory
Processing Sensitivity/Highly Sensitive Person

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Date: Saturday, 21 August 2021


As research reports that approximately half of clients have Sensory Processing Sensitivity, this workshop will be invaluable for therapists. In this workshop you will learn how to identify clients who have the high sensitivity trait, the neurological differences of this trait, and the essential components for working therapeutically with a client with high sensitivity.

Course Content:

In this one day introductory workshop, participants will:

  • Increase your understanding of neurodiversity in clients
  • Explore any biases and blocks to your therapeutic work with neurodiverse clients
  • Learn effective and evidenced based strategies for working therapeutically with Sensory Processing Sensitivity
  • Learn how to embody and integrate the strategies delivered to deepen your own personal


  • Saturday 21 August 2021, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and therapists-in-training who want to learn more about the subject area.


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


  • This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

Getting Started

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘CPD Short Term’, then select ‘CBT and Anxiety’ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Increase your understanding of working with neurodiversity

  • Develop an understanding of working sensory processing sensitivity

  • Excellent Facilitator – experienced, engaging and knowledgeable

About the Programme Facilitator

Donna Bacon
Donna Bacon M.Sc Clinical Psychology, B.A. Psychology (Hons), Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Donna’s therapeutic expertise with the nervous system and neurodiversity began 16 years ago while working with individuals suffering with anxiety disorders. Her clinical experience and training developed while working with children, adults, and families in the field of developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as those struggling with addiction and trauma. After years of running her own clinical practise, she founded Sensitively Strong. Within this service, Donna supports highly sensitive people and those struggling with issues related to their nervous system through consultations, courses/workshops, and an online community.