"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes"

Training

I have been described as inspirational and creative in my training delivery.

‘You have a wonderfully supportive teaching style & I very much

appreciate the experiential teaching style you encourage.’ (DB, Nov 2017)

I can design and deliver bespoke course for your organisations needs, these maybe for a half day or longer. I also have designed the following courses below;

Transactional Analysis – a theory of communication and human development. The introduction  two day workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts for use with clients or for your own personal or professional development.

Working with Psychological Shame – Shame is a common emotion which leads to stuckness and resistance within the therapeutic relationship. A clear understanding of shame can enable us as practitioners to help those who present with this to move through this emotional state.

Working with groups – Humans are group beings. Come and explore the possibilities and pitfalls of facilitating groups and understand the dynamics that occur within them.

Food; an emotional relationship – Food is essential for our existence yet we can develop a very complex relationship towards it. This will be an exploration of what under and over eating may signify on an emotional level.

Working with laughter – Laughter is a natural human emotion so what can in mean within the therapeutic relationship. Come and explore your own reactions to laughter and those occurrences which have occurred within your own experiences of therapy.

Relational therapy – At the heart of emotional change is the reparative nature of the therapeutic relationship. Come and explore what is met by relational therapy, drawing on the work of Erskine, Sills and Cooper.

Listening beyond words – An exploration of the way clients communicate, including recognising passive aggression.

Metaphor in therapy – An active workshop using poetry and imagery to explore the power of metaphor in the therapeutic encounter.

Developing personal styles in counselling – An exploration of whether we dare to be ourselves in the therapy room. An honest look at the way we would like to encounter clients that may shy away from the accepted ethical norm.

The internal Supervisor – How to develop a good ‘third eye’ between yourself and the client. What affects our internal supervisor and how we feel when it lets us down.

Working creatively within the therapy room – how to use creative medium to enable clients to explore those experiences for which they have no words.

 

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