Addictions and Perversions

Addictions and Perversions

A one-day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

Clinical  Review

with Liz Good – Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Saturday 13th February 2021, 10.00am – 4.00pm


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.

There is no charge for diploma students*. Qualified counsellors are very welcome but must pay the fee below.


Venue: ECS, St Paul’s Centre, 102A Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6PR

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

To Book: 020 8367 2333  Email:

Full payment should be received by 1st February 2021

* Subject to a maximum of two free workshops per academic year

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

Cancelled due to covid-19

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