Introduction to 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 go 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. When you arrive we will offer you hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a small charge of £5 per ticket for the seminar.
The next event
The next seminar is on Saturday 21 April and is on the subject of:
Working with Child Bereavement
What is the seminar about?
Working therapeutically alongside women, men and couples who have experienced the loss of a baby or child requires an understanding of this unique and often deeply traumatic bereavement. Whether the loss is a miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neo-natal death, or the loss of a child at any age, parents often feel isolated, bewildered and with a sense of despair.
The session will look at these themes. It will also look at the challenges presented to the therapist when working with these issues:
- confidentiality: is it ok to share information given to you by one client that might help another? What does this look like?
- Staying safe whilst remaining alongside?
- working with the imagery presented?
- How do you hold the client throughout what can be a long and difficult road?
The seminar is delivered by Lucie Stephenson. Lucie is a relational therapist, working in private practice, with a broad range of clients and issues.
Her own experience of losing a child in 1996 is what inspired her to become a therapist, when she realised there was an absence of this specialised therapy. She has worked with a variety of individuals and couples who have experienced the excruciating, empty, often silent loss of a baby or child. Through being alongside those suffering this very particular kind of heartache, Lucie has gained an extensive understanding of this subject and has since broadened her work to include those suffering with fertility issues and loss of a child at any age.
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 £5 to attend the seminar – any profit from tickets will be donated at the end of the academic year.
The programme of Evening Seminars for 2017/18 is as follows:
25 November 2017 The Adoptee’s Unspoken Contract presented by Susie Hewitt
9 December 2017 Working with Domestic Abuse in Therapy presented by Gemma Ridge
13 January 2018 Humour in the Therapy Room presented by Adam Calvert
10 February 2018 Attachment Theory and Life Positions presented by Beren Aldridge
10 March 2018 Using Russian Dolls in Therapy Presented by Bev Gibbons
21 April 2018 Working with Child Bereavement Presented by Lucie Stephenson
19 May 2018 Mental Health Stigma in Muslim Communities Presented by Ansa Ahmed
16 June 2018 Resilience Presented by Angharad Boyson