Workshops / Study Days   -   Summer 2020

Certificated for CPD

Following are the details of the next series of study days for practitioners focussing on specific issues in a small group. Each day will consist of some input on the topic, experiential processing, and space to discuss practice issues relating to the theme. Each workshop will be from 10.00am till 4.00pm (register/refreshments from 9.30am)  and will be at the following address:

376, Hale End Road, Highams Park, London, E4 9PB
 

Each workshop will cost £70 to include lunch and refreshments. Jan Hawkins facilitates each day, having a passion for, ongoing learning opportunities for practitioners. Jan has been teaching for over thirty years and a therapist for 30 years. For a list of publications, please click here. In this series, Jan has invited colleagues George Hood and Suzanne Keys to offer a study day each, please see below.

" I would recommend her as a trainer and practitioner of great integrity.”
George Hood, Therapist
(08/2019) (To see the full review, please click here)

 

Understanding addiction and how to help, with George Hood
– Saturday, 18th April 2020 


George Hood has worked in drugs and alcohol treatment centres in London & Essex for over 10 years. He has experience of treating people both individually and in group settings and is passionate about helping others find a way through and beyond addictive and compulsive patterns of behaviour. In this day workshop, George will share information relevant to practitioners in private practice, including:

 • Recognising drug & alcohol dependence in clients
 • Ways to minimise harm & maintain a therapeutic alliance
 • Models of Change; Models of Recovery

He holds a Diploma in addiction treatment from Broadreach House, a Diploma in Transaction Analysis and is currently working in a busy treatment centre in East London, when not sharing his time between private practice in Essex and a therapeutic community in Kent. https://www.warleyhillpractice.com/ .

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.
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Sexual Feelings in the therapeutic relationship – Friday, 1st May 2020

It is rare for counselling and psychotherapy courses to include time for exploring sexual feelings in relating to clients, or which clients express towards their counsellors/therapists. For some practitioners, this can lead to a sense that there is something wrong if sexual feelings emerge in themselves in their work, or in clients who have sexual feelings towards them. In such close relationships, it seems natural that there will sometimes be attractions, and sometimes these will be of a sexual nature. What we do about that, and how we process those feelings will be the focus of our work during this study day.

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.  ________________________________________________________________

Racism in counselling, with Suzanne Keys - Friday, 15th May 2020

This workshop will provide an opportunity to articulate and explore our experiences of racism as counsellors and clients and what we can do to improve our anti-oppressive practice to ensure that people of colour are not harmed by the experience of counselling.

We will look at racial identity development models, double consciousness, colour blindness, internalised racism and white fragility. These are difficult conversations to have because they include acknowledging parts of ourselves and society we find challenging. However, finding spaces where we can do this together is one of the ways we can ensure we are ethical practitioners.

Suzanne is a white counsellor with 20 years’ experience of working on her racism as part of ongoing personal and professional development. She is motivated to continue to challenge herself by wanting to not participate in the devastating impact of racism on people's mental health. She has worked as a student counsellor in Newham Sixth Form College since 2000, as a trainer on a Diploma in Counselling at City Lit and freelance author and CPD facilitator. She has just started working as a mental health trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.
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Without Conscience, Understanding Psychopathy and its Effects
– Sunday 14th June 2020


Much research has gone into attempts to define and understand ‘psychopathic personality disorder’ (sometimes alternatively known as ‘sociopathic personality disorder’). There tends to be an assumption that psychopathy always leads to violence and/or murder. We hear about serial killers being ‘psychopaths’. Yet these are only a few of the 4% of the population’s psychopathic personalities. For many therapists, we may rarely or never see a client who has this cluster of personality traits, but we will see lots of clients who have been affected by them. Men and women locked into abusive relationships and finding themselves unable to leave. Clients who are overwhelmed by managers at work who wield power, and in whose presence, they lose confidence and their own frame of reference. This day will be an opportunity to focus on the character traits which make a person with psychopathic traits worth understanding. For people with conscience, it can be almost impossible to comprehend that there are those among us who behave without conscience.

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.
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The Healing Power of Story: The Tale of the Ugly Duckling
– Friday, 26th June 2020


The story of the ugly duckling has particular relevance to those who feel the outcast in their family of origin. For individuals who grew up sensing that there was something wrong – some mismatch between themselves and other members of the family – this story can bring hope. This day is appropriate for anyone who feels drawn to the story, whether because you identify with the experience of feeling different and outside the family, or you are working with clients who have this experience.  

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.
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Counselling and the Autistic Spectrum – Saturday, 4th July 2020

The autistic spectrum is a broad umbrella incorporating such terms as ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’, ‘Autism’, ‘High Functioning Autism’ and ‘Autistic spectrum disorder’. Many children and adults who have diagnoses within the spectrum are able to attend mainstream schools, colleges and workplaces, yet they can experience a great deal of confusion and anxiety in any social setting. This study day will focus on the autistic thinking style and how this impacts on everyday living and on the counselling relationship. Jan has been working with adolescents and adults with within the autistic spectrum for over 30 years and has an adult son who has autism. She also gives training on issues relevant learning disabilities, taking her understanding of the inner worlds of her clients to residential care workers, support workers, social workers, teachers and counsellors.

If you would like to attend, please click here to download further information and a booking slip, complete and submit with your booking fee.
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