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Emotional Freedom Technique 28th June 2016

An excellent speakers meeting by George Brooks who gave us a very clear understanding of the development of EFT, a theoretical overview, the growing research/evidence so far, along with an amazing practical demonstration of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) in which all attendees joined in to engage in both direct and what’s termed the ‘Borrowing Benefits’ of EFT. Descriptions of EFT were provided, “EFT or Tapping as it is often known, is a powerful, easy to [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00September 19th, 2016|Archives, Reports|Comments Off on Emotional Freedom Technique 28th June 2016

Sex addiction – February 23 rd 2016 – Mr Chi Ko

This was a very informative presentation from Mr Chi Ko’s personal perspective. His background in sexual health with the NHS extends over 20 years. He now works as a Sex Therapist Counsellor in Private Practice. It was interesting to learn that due to lack of Government funding, access to treatment is difficult. He added 70% of his clients are from a reasonably affluent background. Many find their way to him having been arrested. Sex addiction [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on Sex addiction – February 23 rd 2016 – Mr Chi Ko

Transactional Analysis – Working with Transference, 21st January 2016 – Nigel Dawson

The Counselling Directory tells us, “Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well - being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.” On 21st January 2016 a number of us gathered to hear a presentation from Nigel Dawson, Transactional Analyst. http://www.nigeldawsoncpc.co.uk/ Nigel [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on Transactional Analysis – Working with Transference, 21st January 2016 – Nigel Dawson

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR 2016

I am pleased to be writing this editions letter, as I gaze through my window at what is a lovely spring day. The sun is shining, birds are singing and flowers begin to bloom and dance in the breeze. For several moments my trials and tribulations are lifted from conscious awareness and my thoughts drift into a daydream as I follow a starling happily bob along the fence; he himself at one with the environment. [...]

2016-04-22T14:14:00+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on LETTER FROM THE CHAIR 2016

LINKING CPD WITH PRACTICE

Just over one year ago I was setting up my private counselling practice, fresh from graduation. Having over 25 years working with people and as a therapist and a nurse, building therapeutic relationships had always involved a physical proximity and a degree of intimacy. Whilst helping me with some of the IT side of my business setup, my 15 year old son suggested I could provide counselling online. This evoked my immediate response, “Not for [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on LINKING CPD WITH PRACTICE

Dr Claire Gately on ‘Working with Personality Disorder’

This was a packed and lively meeting, with forty people attending, with lots of opportunities for participants to discuss the issues arising for therapists and practitioners. Claire Gately is a Clinical Psychologist, working at the Edenfield Forensic Unit, Prestwich and at HM Prison, Manchester. She provided a detailed outline of the main features of personality disorder as a clinical diagnosis, but was open to discussing the limitations of this label and also the stigma which [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on Dr Claire Gately on ‘Working with Personality Disorder’

Working with Youth and Gangs. Presented by Sean Collins

The most important message I took from the evening was the label of “gang” and how important it was to look beyond this when working with someone who is connected with a gang. The speaker discussed in great length how we all have preconceived ideas about labels and that someone from a ‘gang’ carries very strong negative connotations with them that are most often associated with criminal activity. Connotations of Youth associated with Gangs: Trouble [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:00+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives, Reports|Comments Off on Working with Youth and Gangs. Presented by Sean Collins

COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY LOUISE NESBITT

After a short introduction, we were asked to engage in an exercise in which we were to imagine a (hypothetical) shame related event, feeling or fantasy, to think about speak-ing about it, what would be our automatic feelings? How might we be affected by what others would think or feel or behave toward us? What would be our key fear? Then, how we would respond to our own thoughts and feelings about our self, what [...]

2016-01-22T12:08:17+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives, Reports|Comments Off on COMPASSION FOCUSED THERAPY WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY LOUISE NESBITT

Online Counselling Presented by Pauline Summers

Pauline has been a qualified counsellor since 1997, became a supervisor in 2001 and subsequently achieved her MA in 2006. She has worked in the NHS and private practice as well as working online. Pauline stresses her belief in gaining formal training to work online. Her presentation generated much discussion around the advantages and potential disadvantages/pitfalls around online counselling. Pauline invited the members to contribute, ask questions and share thought and experiences. The purpose of [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:01+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives, Reports|Comments Off on Online Counselling Presented by Pauline Summers

Letter from the Chair Steve Leach

The time has come, once again, to welcome in the New Year and perhaps to reflect upon what has gone before and consider what the coming year might bring. No doubt our clients will require support in achieving their therapeutic goals as they resolve to make the changes they have promised themselves for 2016. Perhaps you, dear reader, strive to initiate some personal or professional changes and I am sure that CNW can continue to [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:01+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Archives|Comments Off on Letter from the Chair Steve Leach