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Professional Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Ethics & the Law): Peter Jenkins

I find Peter’s book really useful as a constant aid to access sections as needed and a good companion to the BACP Ethical Framework (EF). It covers areas that counselling courses rarely cover or cover in the detail needed. As well as using as a personal reference source this book is great for referencing/discussions in Supervision and peer support groups etc. Peter explores the very real challenges of the profession & the BACP EF but [...]

2019-01-14T12:32:32+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Professional Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Ethics & the Law): Peter Jenkins

Shame on me!” By Matilde Tomat Tuesday 30 – Oct – 18

A presentation by eclectic therapist and writer Matilde Tomat introducing Shame from the perspective of Erikson’s 8 stages of Psychosocial Development. The starting point of the presentation was on the concept of Trust. In the womb the child experiences soothing sounds, colours, feels safe and is warm. At birth s/he sees light, experiences noise and needs to be fed, and to breathe. This is a shock for the new-born. A child will feel fear if [...]

2019-01-14T12:26:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Reports|Comments Off on Shame on me!” By Matilde Tomat Tuesday 30 – Oct – 18

Expressive Arts Therapy for practitioner self care and personal development

By Emma Louise - Tuesday Tues 30 April 2019 Looking at the origins and practice of Natalie Rogers' Creative Connection Theory we will explore the fundamentals of Expressive Arts Therapy, how this approach differs from talking therapy in its invitation to explore and express in what are often new and unfamiliar ways and what it can offer us as practitioners for our own self care and personal growth. As counsellors we know that the held, [...]

2019-01-14T12:29:38+00:00January 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Expressive Arts Therapy for practitioner self care and personal development

Aim to get the best out of supervision – Steve Leach – Thursday 29 – Nov – 18

Steve is an experienced Supervisor and trainer, he gave a clear and concise introduction to best practice in order to get the best from supervision. He suggested a relaxed and common - sense approach to the supervisory relationship based around ongoing professional development. Clarity of purpose, good communication skills, appropriate planning, resolving conflict, inspiring oneself as a supervisee. On a practical level to have an agenda, to appreciate honesty, to discuss risk taking, from the [...]

2019-01-14T12:29:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Reports|Comments Off on Aim to get the best out of supervision – Steve Leach – Thursday 29 – Nov – 18

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.

Dear Colleagues As I sit on my sofa on New Year’s eve writing this letter, I realised that this eve brings with it great reason to celebrate. While some people don’t celebrate Christmas, everyone celebrates a new year regardless of where they may be. The start of a new year is a great time to celebrate the accomplishments we made in the previous year and to look forward to achieving more in the coming year. [...]

2019-01-14T12:18:22+00:00January 8th, 2019|Letters, News|Comments Off on Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.

LETTER FROM VICE – CHAIR April 2018

Dear Colleagues This is my first letter as vice chair, an opportunity that has allowed me to take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the changes we have faced at CNW. I have been part of CNW for a few years now years and I have witnessed some wonderful changes (be it new leadership, new speakers and new venues) and some difficult ones - the loss of Pat Howard. It’s always difficult when [...]

2018-04-23T12:20:57+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Letters, News|Comments Off on LETTER FROM VICE – CHAIR April 2018

A beginner’s guide to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

This was an informative and fascinating seminar, presented by Jason Roscoe, a lecturer in CBT at University of Cumbria. Jason works in private practice as a CBT and ACT Therapist in Blackpool. The event was well attended, especially given the thick snow coming down outside and - 3 temperatures!! Jason presented using a relaxed style, whilst knowledgeable, and presented confidently on the topic of this Third wave CBT approach called ACT. For many of the [...]

2018-04-23T12:30:21+00:00March 1st, 2018|Letters, Meetings|Comments Off on A beginner’s guide to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

An Introduction and Practical Implications of a Pluralistic Approach Mick Cooper

Mick’s extensive knowledge and experience was shared in a warm and friendly manner. His workshop began with an introduction to the approach. He explained how pluralism looks beyond separate ‘schools of thought’ and concentrates more on the value of shared decision making with the client. He describes it as, ‘a celebration of diversity in therapy’, with an emphasis on the belief that different clients may benefit from different things, at different times. A fresh perspective [...]

2018-04-23T13:56:58+00:00February 24th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on An Introduction and Practical Implications of a Pluralistic Approach Mick Cooper

Attachment and Relationships Presented by Sue Hawkins

As a new member of CNW, this was my first meeting and I was impressed by the level of attendance and the quality of the presentation. Sue brought with her not only a substantial range of relevant professional experience but also an infectious enthusiasm for her subject. Having begun by giving us a description of the scope of attachment theory, Sue continued with a brief history of its development. Using the Ten Central Tenets of [...]

2018-04-23T12:26:38+00:00January 30th, 2018|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Attachment and Relationships Presented by Sue Hawkins
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