Secure Base offers well-established, cutting edge training workshops highlighting the psychological drivers at work when young people and adults display out of control behaviour, delinquency, school problems and relationship difficulties. Our knowledge and expertise has mainly been applied to date within firesetting scenarios but the underlying psychological issues apply far more widely – in contexts where front workers are faced with these youngsters and their behaviour (police, social services, youth work, and education).


These two and four day workshops focus on training advisors to help young people and adults regulate their emotions and behaviour in a healthier way that steers them away from firesetting (or other problematic behaviours). Given the workshops continuing success with so many UK Fire and Rescue services (20 to date) we have recently enhanced certain aspects of the programme and updated the associated slides and handbooks to reflect the most current research and thinking from self-regulation work, attachment theory and psychodynamic psychology.