Domestic Violence

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

With Liz Good – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Saturday 4th April 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Drawing on psychoanalytic theory this workshop aims to develop understanding of the impact for clients and the therapeutic process of working with those experiencing or suffering the effects of domestic violence (DV). Theoretical perspectives along with Clinical examples will be given from various forms of DV such as coercive control, psychological and or emotional abuse, financial/economic abuse, physical and sexual abuse.

This will be an interactive workshop. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their own work and thoughts relating to this common issue.

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

Please register your place below.
Fees if payable must be paid one month prior to workshop date.

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
To Book: 020 8367 2333 Or Email Us

Full payment should be received by 3rd March 2020

Siblings

‘You choose your friends but you don’t choose your siblings’

Thinking about sibling issues brought to therapy by adult clients

A one-day workshop for trainees counsellors and psychotherapists with Sally Despenser

Saturday 28th March 2020, 10.00am – 4.00pm

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

Sally Despenser is a freelance trainer, counsellor, supervisor and writer. She draws on 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings. She has written several CPD e-learning modules for BACP, and for 5 years ran CPD courses for BACP Events.

Please note that for Diploma students this course can count as one of their two annual compulsory workshops. There is no charge for diploma students. Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.

Please register your place below.
Fees if payable must be paid one month prior to workshop date.
Maximum group size of 18

Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR
Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS )
To Book: 020 8367 2333 Or Email Us

Full payment should be received by 28th February 2020

Narcissism

The desire to see and know ourselves

with Anna Santamouris – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

 

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Saturday 29th February 2020, 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 note that for Diploma students this course can count as one of their two annual compulsory workshops. There is no charge for diploma students. Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.

Please register your place below. Fees if payable must be paid one month prior to workshop date.

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

To Book: 020 8367 2333 Email Us
Full payment should be received by 29th January 2020

Endings

Our lives are full of endings – good and bad, quick or slow, planned or unplanned.

A one-day workshop with Sally Despenser

Saturday 25th April 2020

This workshop will explore:

• Endings with clients (and supervises)
• Timing and managing the process
• Using supervision
• What makes a good enough ending
• Some difficulties
• The impact of the counsellor

The workshop is relevant to counsellor and supervisors at all stages of their personal and professional lives, from all modalities, and in all settings.

Sally Despenser is a freelance trainer, counsellor, supervisor and writer. She draws on 30 years of professional experience in a wide range of settings. Sally has written several CPD e-learning modules for BACP, and for 5 years ran CPD courses for BACP Events.

  • Please note that for Diploma students this course can count as one of their two annual compulsory workshops.
  • There is no charge for diploma students.
  • Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.

Please register your place below. Fees if payable must be paid one month prior to workshop
date. Maximum group size of 18

Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR
Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS )
To Book: 020 8367 2333 or Email Us 
Full payment should be received by 25th March 2020

Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach Workshop

Self Harm – A Psychoanalytic Approach Workshop

Presented by Anna Santamouris, a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

A one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists
date T.B.A 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 peoples’ 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.

There will be a hand-out distributed.

Venue: St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street,
Enfield EN2 6AR (Meeting Room, Ground Floor)

Cost: £60.00 (£50.00 for Registered Members of ECS)

Tea and Coffee is provided

To Book call: 020 8367 2333 or Email Us

Full payment should be received by 1 November 2018

10 Seminars: An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion

10 Seminars: An Introduction To The Work Of W.R. Bion

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.

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Dates: 2019-2020 dates t.b.a.
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