Aims of the Certificate Course
This module will help participants to become familiar with the way in which contemporary
counselling and psychotherapy is in the process of turning towards “Brief Therapy” as a
preferred mode for some areas of casework.
This Course is intended for qualified practitioners (counsellors, psychotherapists) who are interested
in Brief therapy in a variety of contexts.
For full details including dates and how to apply to this course click here
An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion 10 Seminars with Simon Good, UKCP, BPC Counts as 15 hours CPD
Psychoanalysis seen through the Bion’s eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualisations which preceded him. We have not the slightest hesitation in saying that he is the deepest thinker within psychoanalysis – and this statement does not exclude Freud. (Symington & Symington, 1996,p. xii)
This series of seminars/discussions will focus on some of the main concepts to be found in Bion’s writings. Bion brought a piercing light into classical analytic theory and technique. He believed that the therapist is in a never ending ‘process of becoming’ authentic. The aim of the seminars is for the therapist to find a personal recognition of the thinking of Bion and apply this to their clinical work. The main focus will be on Bion’s understanding of thinking (Grid) and how with the controversial notion of ‘O’ creates within the therapist an authentic drive towards ‘Truth’ (Grotstein).
About Simon Good
Graduated from the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1994. He has extensive experience in training and is at present supervising students on the Guild Supervision course.
The seminars run one Saturday per month. There are two seminars each Saturday you may choose which time suits you: either 1pm to 2.30 or 2.45pm to 4.15pm. There is a maximum of 14 per group.
Dates: Oct 20th, Nov 10th , Dec 15th, Jan 19th, Feb 16th, March 16th , April 20th, May 25th, June 22nd and July 20th Venue: Meeting Room, St Pauls Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6AR. Cost: £200 for members of the public and registered ECS members; £180 for Trainees.
To reserve a place contact ECS on 020 8367 2333 OR > Email Us
Have you spare time? Have you got experience and skills we could use?
If you like being in the centre of the action, helping make decisions that really matter to people. If you have a range of skills and experience and would enjoy being a team member and working with ECS Board of Trustees we’d like to talk to you.
Experience in the following would be desirable:
• IT • PR & Marketing • Legal or Fundraising • An understanding of Counselling and Psychotherapy is an advantage.
A one day workshop with Sally Despenser
Saturday, 16th June 2018, 10am – 4pm
Thinking about sibling issues brought to therapy by adult clients “You choose your friends but you don’t choose your siblings.”
This one day experiential, interactive workshop focuses on sibling issues brought to therapy by adult clients, including past and current difficulties in family relationships.
We will explore
• What childhood events and patterns may have influenced sibling
interaction in adulthood
• Issues which arise in different family constellations – step, half,
blended, no siblings, ill or dead siblings
• Difference, envy, competition and loss, and how these may
appear in the transference
• Flash points in the life stages of sibling relationships
About the tutor Sally Despenser is a freelance trainer, counsellor, supervisor and writer.
She draws on 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of
settings, and she currently works with staff and bereaved people in 2
end of life settings: a hospice and a Maggie’s centre.
Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A ChurchStreet, Enfield, EN2 6PR Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS ) Participants: Maximum 18