Come to McCoCo 2024

Four Day Residential:
Thursday 2nd May 4pm to Monday 6th May 3pm

Wiston Lodge

We all love coming to the beautiful venue at Wiston Lodge for this annual co-counselling residential, and we hope you’ll join us in spring 2024 to co-create another great experience together.

We are delighted to offer the McCoCo residential workshop. We are offering this exciting, international, supportive and beautiful space from Thursday evening 2nd May to Monday 6th May. This will be the 25th McCoCo residential workshop. The Monday is a Bank Holiday for everyone in the UK.​

We have booked again the wonderful venue 37 miles south of Edinburgh called Wiston Lodge. It is a magnificent 19th century former hunting lodge, set in 52 acres of beautiful grounds, including much woodland and streams. There are several spaces suitable for different kinds of workshops including a hall for dancing and a big room for the opening circles. For more pictures of the venue, click here.

The workshop program will follow the same format as many other co-counselling residentials,: a structure will be offered within which the  participants will co-create the programme each day. Anyone can offer a co-counselling workshop or ask for a topic group, massage, music, meditation or indeed any activity that makes your heart sing. As well as participating in workshops and support groups or simply having co-counselling sessions you can choose to enjoy dancing, chatting with people from overseas in front of a log fire, walking in the lovely grounds or up the nearby Tinto hill etc.On the final evening we often have a ceilidh (informal cabaret).

Are you hesitating? New to Co-Counselling?

We extend an especially warm welcome to Co-Counsellors who have recently completed Core Training Fundamentals or who have not been to an event like this before. This event provides an opportunity for you to meet Co-Counsellors from throughout the UK and beyond. We will offer a workshop at the beginning of the workshop to help everyone settle in to the event.

Feeling rusty...?
No problem, the only requirements for having sessions is to be able

  • to give your free, aware caring attention to your client
  • to refuse to enter into a session contract or to give a suggestion if you don't want to
  • to keep confidentiality

If you are able to do this, you will very quickly remember again what you have learnt earlier in Co-Counselling, especially when you experience the support, freedom and encouragement that McCoCo has on offer.

Staying with a co-counsellor before of after McCoCo 
We can possibly offer accommodation with Co-Counsellors in Edinburgh or the local region.



Enquiries about food, travel, booking and everything else.... please see our website

McCoCo will be a drug-free workshop. That includes alcohol, but not prescription drugs, caffeine, and tobacco smoked outside the building.

We are looking forward to seeing you at McCoCo 2024

Bye for now,

 Lilian, Mick, Richard and Vicki

Event Dates
Thursday, 2 May, 2024 - 16:00 to Monday, 6 May, 2024 - 15:00
Wiston Lodge
Millrig Road
Wiston, nr Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01899-850 288
Lanarkshire GB
Travel Information

Despite its secluded location, travel to the venue is very straightforward, whether by car or public transport.
See our website,


The general diet is vegetarian. There may be some meat and fish for people who choose. See the website for up to date info. Special diet requests may be catered for: you can mention your dietary requests on the (electronic) booking form. You can also contact us via our website.

The food at this venue has always been very good + wholesome, and provided by people who care that we have a good time, including attention to special diets etc. The last couple of years the standard has even gone up a couple of notches with really excellent food provided by the new head chef.

All prices include all meals and refreshments. Plus, we don’t have to cook or wash up etc. Yippee!

Sleeping accommodation

The sleeping accommodation comprises rooms that will sleep 2 to 8 people, but it’s unlikely that you’d be sharing with more than 1 - 3 others.
Double rooms are limited and are  intended for those with special needs: please check the booking page to see if they are still available.

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There are some places available for those who want to sleep in their tent or camper-van. If you want to sleep in your camper-van please check with us that it is still OK: it has been so in the past.

Book soon for the best chance of your needs being met. 

Money matters
Costs of attending: 

2023 prices have been held!! We are pleased…
£319 Early Bird, deposit of £100 by 16th February, balance by 8th March.
£345 Full price, deposit of £100, balance by 8th March.
The above prices are for sleeping in a bedroom in the house, or possibly a cabin. See our note on the homepage about sharing rooms etc.
Camping price:
£285 Early Bird, deposit of £100 by 16th February, balance by 8th March.
£311 Full price, deposit of £100, balance by 8th March.
NB Camping places are very limited: please book early.

3 reasons to book now…

  1. If you postpone booking….you might find it’s full up! Last time, we were fully booked. Secure your place now.
  2. You will have a better chance of any accommodation requests being met.
  3. You’ll help secure the event.


Important notes


The camping option has a limit on places: please book soon to guarantee your choice.

Double rooms

There are no dedicated double rooms available at the venue, however, we may allocate up to three of the smaller multi-bed rooms to people/couples who have some special needs. If that applies to you please let us know and we’ll consider your request. In this case please book soon. 

Bursary requests i.e. reduced fees

We have a dedicated bursary fund (NOT subsidised by regular booking fees paid by participants) and you may, if you wish, donate to that fund to help others come to the event. Please add the extra amount to your own fee, and let us know via the booking form on this page.

If you’d like to come to the event but the price is a barrier to your attending, please talk to us. Our priority is to cover all the venue costs, but we may have some flexibility.

Payment arrangements

Booking is via the website

  • Pay a £100 deposit to secure your place.
  • Pay from your on-line bank account to

    McCoCo-CCI (That's NOT McCoCo, which is the name of the previous account.)
    Sort code: 40-27-14
    Current account number 51560980

    Payment by cheque 
    Please see the website

Registration / Booking Information

Booking is via the form on the booking page at the  website

Contact Information

Contact details are on the website,  and are copied here as follows:

Start with the booking page: there are boxes there for most queries and requests. That form will go straight to Vicki. Queries and requests about food, or travel + accommodation, will be passed on to Vicki or Mick respectively. They will be in touch with you if necessary.

Vicki Allen: (bookings, liaison with venue, food, diets, team coordination) Tel: zero 7710 80433 two Email: karenvickiallenataol[dot]com
Mick Drury: (bedroom allocation, co-ordination of lifts, travel enquiries and staying with local co-counsellors.) Tel: zero 779646261 three
Lilian Helen Brzoska: Welcome team; beauty and order.
Richard Charles Mills (publicity) Tel: zero 7984 zero  zero 2495