Being with others – at work, in intimate relationships, in therapy – faces us with a fundamental, inevitable, and lifelong challenge of both being fully, spontaneously, me and fully, securely, attached to you.
Jim presented some ideas on the inherently and developmentally relational nature of self, with implications for some key concepts in Transactional Analysis theory and practice.Read More
Jim presented two contrasting but complementary styles of engaging in the therapeutic relationship with couples, and explored the challenges that this type of work presents for counsellors and psychotherapists.Read More
Noel shared his experience of working with couples where one or both has issues of addiction or co-dependency. Where one or both may be in formal recovery groups such as AA or where one or both is in denial of their need for support into recovery from addiction or co-dependency. What is the impact of denial, trauma, cross-addiction, co-dependent loss of the victim-caretaker role?Read More
This is an important, but often neglected area of Person Centred Counselling. There is very little theoretical writing which is exclusively person centred, on this subject. This presentation is unashamedly person-centred and will focus on PCA theory as it is applied to couples work.
Our two presenters are both very experienced in the field with more than 40 years experience between them. They are both Senior Accredited members of BACP.Read More
Allan Turner is about to begin his 18th course training Counsellors and Psychologists to work with Couples using a Client Centred Perspective.
Allan very generously spent an hour with us taking questions and offering his perspective on the relevance of Carl Roger’s 6 conditions for Therapeutic Change.Read More