Welcome to

Purple Horizons Training and Development

Sue Cairns welcomes you to Purple Horizons Training and Development

Here at Purple Horizons Training and Development we design and tailor workshops to suit the needs of your organisation.   Previous workshops that have taken place include:

  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid
  • safe TALK
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
  • Exploring our Boundaries
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Managing and Dealing with Difficult Behaviour
  • Person Centred Working – theory and practice
  • Assertiveness workshops
  • Team Building
  • Listening Skills
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Volunteer Management and Supervision
  • Group Dynamics
  • How to deal with stress

We also offer counselling, personal and group support including:

  • Life Design workshops
  • Support groups (womens, mens, theme based)
  • One to one support  (life design)
  • One to one support (counselling/psychotherapy)
  • Personal Development Groups
  • External Supervision

We use creative action methods from a person centred approach in most of our work which has proven to be beneficial in people’s growth, understanding and development.

Sue has worked in the community with children, young people, adults and families in a group context and one to one for nearly 20 years and has a BA in Community Education.  She has studied Psychodrama and Sociodrama with both the Northern School of Psychodrama and the Birmingham Institute of Psychodrama for over 6 years and has recently completed a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Life Coaching.  Sue has management and supervision experience and has undertaken training in both these areas. Sue is a member of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and The International Association of NLP and Coaching (IANLPC).

In addition we offer:

Relaxation and Meditation workshops – to utilise the ‘power of breathe’

In these busy, stressful times trying to find a work life balance can be very difficult;  To utilise the ‘power of our breathe’ is an excellent way to relax, meditate and find a peace from within to be able to release energy, insight and purpose. We will follow the ancient teachings from one of the original ‘Schools of Yoga’ in Western society to explore a new way of being in a supportive,  holistic environment.to create a safe, quiet and healing space for individuals


We are dedicated to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all people, as well as raising awareness through various training workshops.  We fundamentally believe that within a safe and supportive environment people can expand as individuals, develop insight and increase self awareness to attain their pure potential both personally and professionally.

We believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, respect and equality.  Therefore we encourage creative exploration methods for the promotion of change and transformation to enhance reflection and the freedom to make decisions, experiment and test out new ideas.

We believe that the individual is the expert of their own life, know their own truth and path; and thrive when given the chance to develop their own understanding and destiny within a safe environment and appropriate support.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact Sue on 07772 061833