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Letter from the Chair April 2015

This will be my last opportunity to contact you in this specific way as Chair of Counselling NorthWest, I will be ending my tenure of this position in June 2015. This decision has been ‘in the pipeline’ for several months, and I have basically been waiting for the right person to become available. I believe that the committee have chosen the right person to take over as Chair, and you will all be contacted with [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:02+00:00April 14th, 2015|Archives|Comments Off on Letter from the Chair April 2015

Letter from the Chair: January 2015

Welcome to 2015, may we hope it will be another interesting and popular one for all members, both in your own practice and personal development and your involvement and interaction with Counselling NorthWest. For a list of evening meetings and further workshops, see pages 5 & 6 please check out our website for up to date information: www.counselling-northwest.org.uk We are continuing to look into using electronic means of members paying their subscription; the current situation [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:02+00:00January 1st, 2015|Archives|Comments Off on Letter from the Chair: January 2015

Working with Victims of Crime – Angela Stewart

"Victim Support is here to help anyone affected by crime, not only victims and witnesses, but their friends, family and any other people involved. While some people describe what we do as counselling that is not quite right. Instead we call the work we do to help victims and witnesses to cope ‘emotional support’, whereby we help victims and witnesses of crime to cope with emotional stress. Working with such clients can be very rewarding [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:02+00:00January 1st, 2015|Archives|Comments Off on Working with Victims of Crime – Angela Stewart

CBT to EMDR – All is Trauma – Geoff Cullen

Meeting 23 September 2014 Geoff appraised the audience with his journey along the counselling world, starting in a spiritual direction in 1996, working as part of a Mental Health Team within the primary care team for a GP in Middleton. In 2002 Geoff moved on to specialising in trauma work and set up in private practice. Explaining how to recognise trauma, the discovery of the phenomena of the trauma memory from the EMDR perspective, the [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:02+00:00September 23rd, 2014|Archives|Comments Off on CBT to EMDR – All is Trauma – Geoff Cullen

Report for Hypnotherapy – Iris McCann

This was one of our more relaxed meetings thanks to the topic at hand. Iris offered us an informative look at the use of hypnotherapy with clients, beginning by giving us a brief historical overview of its early uses and the variations in its application. We were taken through the developing theories behind the success of hypnosis techniques through the centuries, from Franz Anton Mesmer in the 18thCentury through to 20th Century lead theorists such [...]

2016-10-12T11:49:02+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Archives|Comments Off on Report for Hypnotherapy – Iris McCann