The aim of this chapter is to engage with some conversations on 'otherness' in the hope that person-centred explorations of diversity can be enriched by widening the context for our thinking.
What follows is not a comprehensive or thorough survey; I am no student of philosophy. I am a person-centred practitioner who was introduced to the terrain of epistemology (the theory of knowledge) when I was a postgraduate student.Find out more »
Lucy will be talking about the challenge to the narrative diagnosis and disorder, the event that's touring the country 'A Disorder for Everyone!' and the Facebook group 'Drop the Disorder?!'Find out more »
Welcome to the 2017 Working with Children & Young People Conference.Find out more »
This event will explore some of the unique challenges and considerations for working and supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking, trafficked, and refugee young people within a UK context; and reflect on some of my learning from working with this client group.Find out more »
Mick has agreed to come and talk to us about the ETHOS project, a fully-funded, randomised controlled trial of school-based humanistic counselling.Find out more »
The event will explore the key requirements for individuals and organisations who are intending to practice online effectively and ethically. The event will include reflection upon changes in computer mediated service delivery during the last 13 years, and which have contributed in the scope for service delivery today.Find out more »
There is some anxiety around the field of counselling children and young people, particularly around legal issues and safeguarding.
The desire to get it right or not be in trouble can lead to individuals and organisations coming up with their own simplified and sometimes erroneous versions of an often much messier reality.
In this second myth busting event, Sue will attempt to examine and bust some more of the myths that emerge.Find out more »
A discussion about the online world and impact on the development of children, empathy and interpersonal connections.Find out more »
It strikes me that there are many people looking after children, parents, teachers, social workers and therapists but in an ever frantic world of interventions and measurements we forgot to stop and listen to the child.Find out more »
A discussion of the journey of university counselling services within the last decade for both counsellors working within higher education and the students accessing the services.Find out more »
I want to discuss the serious implications that watching pornography has for the teenagers brain and for their attitudes to relationships. There is also the potential for developing an addiction.Find out more »
This event will explore the challenges and rewards of working with children and young people from the age of six through to 25, and the importance of helping children and young people to access and develop a sense of psychological and emotional resilience. I will share some of the ways we work in different settings and reflect on the learning form working with this client group.Find out more »
Exploring the impact of trauma on our body and brain whilst considering the potential they have to help with the integration of trauma.Find out more »
Sarie & Jacci, who run Parent Plus as well as their private practises in psychotherapy, have developed an approach that they use with clients but works particularly well with young people.
Sarie & Jacci have trained in this approach in educational settings as well as directly with parents and have fantastic feedback. This is an approach and structure that caregivers can use when young people or adults are feeling very overwhelmed and their feelings are becoming all consuming, such as anxiety and anger. It's an approach that enables the caregiver to separate themselves out and have a guide for where to start in soothing the young person. They will be sharing the idea behind this approach and giving you an insight into what exactly it is!Find out more »
Is it possible to get out of the blame/fear cycle that seems to surround complaints and listen to what the relationship has co-created that needs attention.Find out more »
Addiction and Substance abuse has far reaching consequences in the family system as a whole. We will look at the process of addiction in the family system and the importance of recognizing and treating the family as a whole.Find out more »
As Psychotherapists and Counsellors we are provided with a unique, nuanced insight into the human experience. We see and hear aspects of client's lives to an extent that other professionals may not have access to, and what is brought to therapy can be kept private from the people in a client's life too. Therefore, much material is kept solely between the practitioner and their client.Find out more »
The Joy of Contracting.Find out more »
Trauma can be infused with cultural aspects that can have varied meanings to both clients and practitioners. We are surrounded with news of other countries, religions and differences. I hope to talk about holding perspectives while doing the intricate work involved with trauma. Our clients may also hold perspectives as well which it's important to explore.Find out more »
Discussion about my new book "Run for your life" and my new app that accompanies it.Find out more »
An opportunity to consider what might be helpful in reducing stigma around a Counsellor's own mental health within the field itself. I will share with you what got me thinking about this important topic and then open the space for discussion around what could be done to make this less taboo and enable Counsellors to be less fearful of admitting to needing to look after themselves too.Find out more »
Until we understand the cause of child sexual abuse we cannot stop it.Find out more »
When spirituality is understood as a dimension of human being, and not purely in terms of affiliation or subscription to a system of belief, it can enable a rich and fruitful discourse. Both Rogers and Thorne have offered statements of such understandings and in this dialogue, I will hope to honour their and my take on such a central theme of human awareness.Find out more »
In this interview with John, Anne hopes to explore various topics which were highlighted in the soon to be published book - Online Supervision: a handbook for practitioners. These will include consideration of issues, settings, training and the future of Online Supervision.Find out more »
Event Details We invite you to participate in a live group supervision session, focused through a peer triad working with personal and transpersonal elements for growth and development. Through transmission of light, resonance, and parallel process,…Find out more »
The challenges behind the role of the designated safeguarding lead. Understanding the local thresholds and pathways. Working in partnership with families. Record keeping, writing, and storing. Understanding emotional abuse and neglect with families.Find out more »
We will discuss why I suffered in silence with a mental health issue in the work place for over 35 years.Find out more »
This event is concerned with supervision and supervision training, and is most suitable for practitioners either wanting to get the most from their supervision or those thinking about stepping into supervision.
It will look at some of the myths that have grown up around supervision and look at ways that these can be addressed in the Supervision relationship. It will also explore how having a clear sense of our identity as a Supervisor can both influence and help us in managing such myths.Find out more »
There are additional factors we need to consider when working in the field of trauma.Find out more »
We invite you to participate in a live group supervision session, focused through a peer triad working with personal and transpersonal elements for growth and development. Through transmission of light, resonance, and parallel process, you have an opportunity to reflect within and learn more about energy fields and transformational shifts.Find out more »
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