ECS Workshop Schedule 2021 – 2022

ECS Workshop Schedule 2021 – 2022

During 2021-2022, ECS will continue to run our popular workshops which are open to everyone at ECS. Experienced lecturers and practitioners will deliver diverse, current topics relating to counselling and psychotherapy. Workshops are scheduled to be delivered remotely until further notice with the exception of the ‘Race and Identity’ workshop.

Learners on the 1st year of the Diploma are allocated one compulsory workshop that they must attend but will not be charged for. In addition to this, 1st year Diploma learners can attend one further workshop free of charge. 2nd and 3rd year Diploma students must attend both of Liz Good’s workshops.

Historically, many want to attend more than two workshops across the academic year but please be aware that for Diploma students, you will need to pay for the additional workshops if you have exceeded the two that are available/allocated to you with no charge. 

Please note that the academic writing skills workshop is free to students on year 1 and 2 of the Diploma and can be in addition to your allocated workshops; also, workshops are scheduled to be delivered remotely until further notice, with the exception of the ‘Race and Identity’ workshop.

The workshops are as follows:

*compulsory for 1st year Diploma students

**compulsory for 2nd and 3rd year Diploma students

Please note that some topics for workshops are repeatedly annually but workshops are continually adapted to keep up with some of the fast-moving changes within the area, in particular eating disorders, addictions and diversity. 

Workshops are available to all ECS members. Certificate students are welcome to attend but will need to pay the fee. Fees range from £50-£60. Please check with the office for more information on each workshop and to make a booking.

To register your interest on any of the above courses please email ECS at info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Working Psychodynamically Online

Working Psychodynamically Online

With Sharon Frazer 

A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 28th May 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

The way in which talking therapies are conducted is currently in the midst of an evolution. Great changes have occurred over a short period of time as a result of covid-19, but also more gradual changes have also come about, due to the greater level of communication and sense of identification within the virtual world.

  • This workshop explores the changes, adaptations, and considerations that psychodynamic therapists need to have in mind in order to maintain the integrity of the work.
  • This workshop is aimed at all practitioners but particularly recommended for trainees/qualified practitioners who are considering working in private practice.
  • Interactive group discussion will be incorporated into this workshop.
  • Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences.
  • Recommended for all trainees, counsellors, and psychotherapists as a follow up to the BACP/OU online course.

Venue: This will be online workshop conducted on Zoom

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions)

To Book please email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk. 

Full payment should be received by Friday 13th May 2022

Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach 2022

Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach 2022

With Anna Santamouris – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 19th March 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

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 explore self harm as a defence to combat mood disorders (hopelessness, ambivalence, and pessimism) and or stressful times in people’s lives.

This workshop will be interactive, using role play and small group discussions to try and better understand 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, 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.

Please register your place. Please note this workshop has limited places.

Venue: Zoom (link will be sent)

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions)

To register please email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by 4th March 2022

Race and Identity Experiential Workshop 2022

Race and Identity Experiential Workshop 2022

With Michelle Brown, Serena Kelly and Julian Smith

A one – day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 2nd July 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

This workshop aims to develop understanding and effective practice of the impact for clients and the therapeutic process when exploring Race and Identity. The day will be facilitated via experiential group learning by exploring our own race and identity through guided activities and reflective discussion.  Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences.

Please note that for 1st Year Diploma students this counts as one of their two annual compulsory workshops. There is no charge for those students

*Due to this workshop taking place in-person, also being a practical day, there is a limited number of spaces. Places will be allocated on first come basis. We will operate a waiting list accordingly thereafter. 

Venue: This is an in-person workshop. It will take place at a venue local to Enfield tba.

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for Registered Members of ECS)

To book Email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by 23rd June 2022

Private Practice Workshop April 2022

Private Practice Workshop April 2022

With Cameron Brown

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 11th June 2022, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Opening one’s own private practice can be a daunting prospect and many trained therapists struggle to take the leap.

Practical considerations will be explored on the day and help with decisions such as whether to work from home or in an external setting or whether to focus on ‘remote therapy’ or in-person. Other practicalities such as setting a fee, public liability insurance, supervision, maintaining ethical standards and safety will be set out and discussed.

The day will also explore commercial considerations such as advertising and marketing solutions, appropriate social media presence, networking, websites, and direct marketing. Also record keeping, data collection and storage, accounting basics and tax considerations. All will be set out and discussed in order to assist those who are hoping to work privately to navigate around some of the pitfalls that can open up in any type of self-employment and enterprise.

Qualified counsellors are very welcome as well as those who are already established and are looking to develop their practice.

Venue: To be delivered via zoom, a link will be sent on the day

Cost: £50.00 (£ 40.00 for concessions )

To register please email info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Fees are due by the 3rd June 2022

Narcissism workshop 2022

Narcissism workshop 2022

The desire to see and know ourselves with Anna Santamouris – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 23rd April 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Drawing on psychoanalytic theory this workshop aims to develop understanding of ordinary narcissism as needed in human development and pathological narcissism. We will explore the environment and relational experiences that contribute to a person developing certain personality structures that we associate with narcissism.

There will be an examination of the various characteristics associated with narcissism, and the relationship between the self and narcissism will be explored. Participants will be encouraged to contribute to the theoretical discussions and also to discuss relevant clinical work they may have engaged with.

Please register your place. Please note this workshop has limited places.

Venue: Delivered via Zoom, a link will be sent on the day.

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions)

To book please email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by 8th April 2022

Breaks and Endings

Breaks and Endings

Liz Good – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 14th May 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

The way in which practitioners work with endings is a fundamental component of good ethical practice. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, this workshop aims to develop and enhance understanding of the visceral effects that breaks and endings almost always have on both patients and practitioners. 

This workshop is aimed at all practitioners but particularly recommended for trainees/qualified practitioners who are considering working in private practice.

Please note that for 2nd and 3rd Diploma students this counts as one of their two annual compulsory workshops. There is no charge for those students. Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.

Interactive group discussion will be incorporated into this workshop.

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

Venue:  This will be an online workshop conducted on zoom

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions)

To Book please email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by Friday 30th April 2022

Eating Disorders and Perversions

Eating Disorders and Perversions

With Liz Good – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 22nd January 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Drawing on psychoanalytic theory, this workshop aims to develop understanding and more effective practice of working with clients with eating disorders and working with perversions. Therapeutic processes and the challenges of working with these pathological presentations in the clinic will be explored and discussed. 

Clinical examples will be given and various forms of eating disorders and perversions, and the way in which they can identified, will be explored in detail along with recurring themes.

Please note that for 2nd and 3rd Diploma students this counts as one of their two annual compulsory workshops. There is no charge for those students. Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.

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:  This will be online workshop conducted on zoom

Cost:  £50.00 (£40.00 for Registered Members of ECS )

To Book please email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by Friday 14th January 2022

Attachment Theory in Practice

Attachment Theory in Practice

Working with attachment and attachment styles with 

Dr. Andrea Oskis – Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 11th December 2021, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Dr Andrea Oskis is an experienced psychotherapist, clinical psychologist and senior lecturer of Psychology at Middlesex University. Andrea undertook her psychotherapy training at The John Bowlby Centre and her practice puts emphasis on attachment-based and relational approaches to Psychotherapy. He areas of specialism are also that of Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology. 

This highly regarded workshop is aimed at counsellors in training and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who are looking to benefit from Dr. Oskis’s wide ranging experience in both theory and practice, and to those who want to understand more about the considerations of clinical psychology within psychotherapeutic technique.

Limited spaces, please register your place below.

Venue: To be delivered via zoom, links will be sent in advance

Cost: £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions)

To book Email: info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Full payment should be received by 6th December 2021

Jealousy: profiles of a fundamental affect

Jealousy: profiles of a fundamental affect

Jealousy: profiles of a fundamental affect

Giovanni Felice-Pace – Counselling Psychologist

Christian Lombardi – Clinical Psychologist

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 26th February 2022, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Jealousy is an affect that can be found in the majority of humans. Its manifestations can vary widely both in their display and intensity.

The scope of this workshop is to consider jealousy as a fundamental affect, starting from its relationship and differences with envy, and then focusing on the pivotal distinction between a ‘constitutional jealousy’ and a pathological one. The discussion will encompass perspectives derived from Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis fields, making references to both literature and Psychiatry.

Case discussions of neurotic and psychotic jealousy will be part of our work as well, as the attendees will be invited to share their own experiences with it. The workshop sets itself to be experiential rather than frontal.

Seminar leaders: Mr. Giovanni Felice-Pace

Psychologist and Psychotherapist Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) CPsychol, AFBPsS, Counselling Psychologist HCPC registered, EUROPSY, UKCP, BACP 

Christian Lombardi

Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with a Psychoanalytic orientation

School Member of EPFCL

Venue: via zoom, a link will be sent on the day.

Cost: £50.00 (£ 40.00 for concessions)

To register please email info@enfieldcounselling.co.uk

Fees are due by the 11th February, 2022