Introduction to Leeds Evening Seminars
We hold the evening seminars once a month on a Saturday evening from 5.00pm until 6.45pm.
Come and take the opportunity to gain some excellent CPD as well as meet and socialise with colleagues. We have a broad range of topics coming up and have invited speakers to come and share their ideas and enthusiasm about counselling, therapy and transactional analysis with us.
We open the doors open from 5.00pm – the seminar starts at 5.15pm for an hour and a half. In addition to learning, when you arrive we will welcome you with the offer of hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a small charge of £10 per ticket for the seminar.
The next event
The next seminar is on Saturday 9 February and is on the subject of:
Addiction in Therapy
What is the seminar about?
This seminar aims to give a brief introduction to the understanding of addiction and addictive behaviours. It does this by covering the following areas:
- What makes it an addiction?
- Types of addiction
- Why do people become addicted?
- How to help clients assess their motivation to change
- How to help clients with triggers, behaviours and cravings
- Preparing relapse prevention plans
- Life Style Modification
This training is designed to be an overview to addiction. It will give a taste of some of the issues involved, but it is not designed to give participants comprehensive training in addiction.
Presenter: Gemma Ridge
Gemma Ridge is a BACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She is a Director of HealthWise Leeds and works at PAC-UK, an adoption charity which supports people affected by adoption. Gemma previously worked for the Probation Service for 12 years before re-training as a therapist. She delivered accredited Home Office programmes to people who had drug and alcohol issues. She has designed a rehabilitation programme for women within the Criminal Justice. Gemma also worked with families who had children removed due to their addictions.
Attendees will be invited to consider how to apply the learning to their own professional setting as counsellor, psychotherapist, coach, professional or mental health worker.
Where do the seminars take place?
Taking place at The Horsforth Centre, 138 Low Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5PX. The evening begins with drinks, snacks and networking with the seminar from 5.15pm lasting approx 90 mins and finishes at 6.45pm.
There is a small charge of £10 to attend the seminar – any profit from tickets will be donated at the end of the academic year.
The programme of Evening Seminars for 2018/19 is as follows:
12 January 2019 Talking About Shame presented by Beren Aldridge
9 February 2019 Addiction in Therapy presented by Gemma Ridge
9 March 2019 Are You Sitting Comfortably? The Power of the Story presented by Jan Baker
13 April 2019 The Challenge of Anger presented by Nathan Gould