‘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
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: 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