Self harm – a psychoanalytic approach Workshop

A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists
with Anna Santamouris – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

Saturday 17th March 2018
10am – 4pm

This workshop will look at suicide and other forms of self harm (cutting, eating
disorders, addiction) and the unconscious forces that compel the individual to
attack itself.

We will look at the origins of suicidal wishes; the conflict between ego and
superego and the presence of depression in certain pathological states
associated with self harm.

We will consider splitting and projective identification as the mechanisms
patients use to split good from bad in the internal world and then locating the
bad in the body which is then destroyed.

We will also spend time trying to understand the feelings evoked in the therapist
in sessions in which the client is in the grip of aggressive and destructive
impulses, and in understanding the transference and counter transference while
working with this client group.

The workshop will combine presentation of psychoanalytic theory and in depth
client material to gain a greater understanding of self harm and how to work
with it in the consulting room.
There will be interactive discussions and case examples to explore working with
this historically difficult client group.

• Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences.

Venue:  ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR
Cost:  £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS)
Tea & Coffee provided

Full payment should be received by 30th February 2018

To book call on 020 8367 2333 Or Email Us

 

Addiction Clinical Review Workshop

A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists with Liz Good.
Saturday, 18th November 2017
10am – 4pm

Drawing on psychoanalytic theory this workshop aims to develop
understanding and effective practice of the impact for clients and the
therapeutic process of disordered and addictive Behaviours.

Clinical examples will be given from various forms of addictions, such
as, drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling, gaming, sex addictions,
pornography and prostitution and recurring themes explored in detail.

There will be interactive discussions and case examples to explore working with this historically difficult client group.
Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences.

About the tutor
Liz Good is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR
Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS )

Coffee  & Tea provided

Full payment should be received by October 31 st 2017

To Book call 020 8367 2333 or  Email Us

Siblings Workshop

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

Full payment should be received by May 31 st 2018

Coffee & tea provided

To Book call 020 8367 2333 or  Email Us

Secrets and lies

A one day workshop with Sally Despenser
Saturday, 3rd February 2018
10am – 4pm

This one day experiential, interactive workshop focuses on 2 powerful behaviours: the keeping (or
divulging) of secrets and the telling of lies (and other deceitful behaviours eg fraud, cheating etc).

• What are people secretive about? And what is the secret designed to avoid or cover up? Who owns the secret?
• How are secrets maintained? Who holds the power? Who is deceived and excluded? Who (or what) is being protected?
• What happens when the secret is uncovered? What are the consequences?
• How do we work with secrets and lies in therapy with individuals, couples, families?
• Should you ever promise to keep someone else’s secret? As a counsellor? In your private life?

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.

Date: 3rd February 2018 
Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR
Cost: £65.00(£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS ) (£20.00 deposit required)
(Full payment should be received by 10th January 2018)
Participants:
Maximum 18

Coffee & Tea provided

To book call: 020 8367 2333 Or Email Us

Deconstructing Social Anxiety Seminars

A series of ten monthly seminars

With Simon Good
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

If you go on to Amazon or Karnac website and search Social Anxiety, you will find many books on personal experience, self-help and CBT approaches to ‘Social Anxiety’. What you won’t find are any psychodynamic books specific to the term, apart from a few that look at Social Anxiety within the structure of an organization.