We are holding a CPD workshop - entitled "Working With Your Countertransference" - which is open to all interested counsellors, therapists and trainees in the Chilterns area on Saturday 18th May.
The aim of this full-day workshop is to give participants the confidence and skills to
equip them to access, understand and apply their countertransference in their
work with clients.
A significant amount of time will be given to attendees to
present material from their own caseloads for the group to think about.
This workshop is for counsellors and psychotherapists who find themselves
wondering about unconscious communications from clients, what to do with
them, how to decide in whom they originated, and how to test for this without
causing alarm or elevating risk. Often to say nothing is to do harm or to
collude with a split off or projective aspect of the client’s mind.
The day will help you make sense of non-verbal, affective and bodily responses that you
may ignore, be afraid of or bewildered by. You will learn how to more
accurately translate countertransference communications from your clients
into interventions of which your client can make use.
We will explore key areas of countertransference within an intersubjective,
object relations framework of key Freudian and Kleinian defensive
The workshop will be interactive and you are encouraged to bring case work
of your own that you would like the group to think about, in order to gain
meaning and understanding from the often baffling, uncomfortable and
frightening experiences in which the therapeutic dyad find themselves
The training will be conducted by Henry Adeane. He is a Psychotherapist,
Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. He currently works at the Counselling
Foundation in St Albans, The Bedford Prison Counselling Service, Matrix
College of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Norwich and Ipswich, The UK
Council for Psychotherapy and in a number of other organisations in various
capacities. He specialises in complex cases, forensic psychotherapy and the
ethical treatment of addiction and personality disorders.
The workshop will open for registration and coffee at 9.30 am and run from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. It will take place at Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2TU.
The workshop costs £65.00. For further information and an application form, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.