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Peter Jenkins report on: A therapeutic perspective on hoarding behaviours: 26th June 2017

This was an interesting session, which was quite challenging and provocative for those (like myself,) who have strong tendencies to 'collect' and 'hang on' to 'stuff'. Jon Grieves spoke very openly about some of his personal challenges in this respect, with supporting contributions from Eddie Fenn, an Occupational Therapist. Jon was very open to answering what were often very personal questions from members of the audience. The input and discussion raised many questions about the [...]

2017-09-19T09:22:42+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Peter Jenkins report on: A therapeutic perspective on hoarding behaviours: 26th June 2017

Talk on Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

With Sheila Wilson Wednesday 31 May 2017 Sheila works for Greater Manchester West Recovery Academy, delivering workshops in survivors of domestic abuse and substance misuse. Sheila starts by acknowledging that domestic abuse can affect men and women and that this event is for men and women. Sheila invites us to explore what domestic abuse is along with providing a definition; Domestic Abuse is any incident of pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, [...]

2017-09-19T09:17:35+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Talk on Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Making Sense of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Peter Jenkins – Tuesday 25th April 2017 Prior to taking the post of Chair of Counselling North West, Peter has been a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee and this evening session was devoted to providing attendees with an understanding of the recent changes to the BACP Ethical Framework. Peter was able to project this rather serious topic in a light and practical manner, engaging the audience throughout [...]

2017-09-19T09:15:20+00:00September 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Making Sense of the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

LETTER FROM NEW CHAIR

Dear Members, I hope you are well and have managed to take a break of some sort from your counselling and other commitments, and feeling refreshed and ready to join us in our ongoing programme of CPD activities over the coming period? It is that time of year again, when we dust off our winter clothes and renew our CNW membership for the coming year. There have been some changes on the committee, with something [...]

2017-09-19T09:13:19+00:00September 19th, 2017|Letters|Comments Off on LETTER FROM NEW CHAIR

LETTER FROM CHAIR 2016-2017

Members of CNW Writing this at the beginning of August 2017, we are looking back on a very ‘eventful’ year for Counselling North West. We have continued to run all our CPD meetings and have been very pleased to see numbers attending being maintained. Workshops have also been very successful. We have managed a change of venue to Bury training centre for CPD meetings due to the rise in numbers and difficulties with parking at [...]

2017-09-19T09:12:31+00:00September 19th, 2017|Letters|Comments Off on LETTER FROM CHAIR 2016-2017

Pat Howard

Dear Members Many of you will probably by now have learnt of the death of our membership secretary Pat Howard. I had been aware of Pat’s health issues for many years, but the sad news still came as a tremendous shock to me. I first met Pat when I was invited to attend an AGM of Counselling NorthWest in August 2007, this was an informal invitation from the then current Chair, the exact details of [...]

2017-09-19T09:11:15+00:00September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Pat Howard

INTRODUCTION TO EATING DISORDERS WORKSHOP

Held on the 17th June, 2017 at the Seedfield Development and Training Centre in Bury. By: Dr Kirsty Sturzaker – Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Service And: Dr Magdalene Sampson – Clinical Psychologist & Acting Service Manager, Outpatient Adult Eating Disorder Service The aims of the workshop were: To increase knowledge of the main diagnoses of Eating Disorders To consider what it might be like to work with people with an Eating Disorder Explore [...]

2017-09-19T09:21:30+00:00July 19th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on INTRODUCTION TO EATING DISORDERS WORKSHOP

Chronic Pain – From management to recovery Maria Hammond 28th March 2017

Maria is a Chronic Pain Recovery Coach in private practice who asks the question of whether pain is a direct result of our belief systems, our thought processes through lack of knowledge, our lifestyles, our behaviours, and our emotions. As a therapist using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques I could see how this could fit directly into my work as this is a very similar theoretical approach, challenging thought processes via increasing knowledge and understanding of [...]

2017-05-10T12:25:01+00:00May 10th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Chronic Pain – From management to recovery Maria Hammond 28th March 2017

Introduction to Focused Mindfulness – Clare Walters 22nd February 2017

Clare offered a relaxed and yet professional evening enabling us to explore and play with the Focused Mindfulness approach and consider how this might work with the clients we work with. She has been developing the practice for over 10 years and inspired by many spiritual teachers including, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Brandon Bays, Marianne Williamson and others. Clare’s initial interest came from working in a rheumatology department of a Yorkshire hospital and working with people [...]

2017-05-10T12:18:37+00:00May 10th, 2017|Reports|Comments Off on Introduction to Focused Mindfulness – Clare Walters 22nd February 2017

CNW Speakers Meeting 26th January 2017 Dramatherapy – Emma Dawes

Those who braved this cold, dark January night were given a brief but thorough introduction to Dramatherapy by Emma Dawes. Emma provided a nice balance of theoretical overview and experiential during the 2 hours which everyone embraced. First Emma gave a theoretical overview explaining what Dramatherapy is, a brief overview of its history, some definitions, and an idea of what might be in a Dramatherapists’ toolbox. She shared the benefits of using creativity in therapeutic [...]

2017-05-10T12:12:27+00:00May 10th, 2017|Meetings, Reports|Comments Off on CNW Speakers Meeting 26th January 2017 Dramatherapy – Emma Dawes
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