TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

NEXT INTRODUCTORY COURSE

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INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELLING SKILLS & THEORY - PROGRAMME 2018

 

COURSE PROGRAMME

This 12 hour training course is designed for those who may need to use counselling skills in their workplace and those who have an interest in finding out more about counselling.

 

VENUE: Bedford Counselling and Training, 32 St John's Street, Bedford MK42 0DH.

 

Course Fee: £170

 

The course will cover the following subjects:

 

• Developing skills for communication in counselling

• Understanding empathy

• Unconscious processes

• Developing counselling skills

 

Course Dates 2018
6 Thursday evenings - 19:00 - 21:30

April 19th / 26th
May 3rd / 10th / 17th / 24th

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Course run by Bedford Counselling at: 32 St. John's Street, Bedford, MK42 0DH.

OUTREACH TRAINING

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PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES FOR FRONTLINE STAFF

 

Psychodynamic Approaches for Frontline Staff - March 2018

We have developed outreach training in psychodynamic theory, aimed at front line workers who are helping people with different kinds of life issues and challenges. Intended participants include staff who work with addiction in residential, rehab and outreach settings, workers with ex-offenders and working with mental health clients.

The three-day course covers both theory and practice, and focusses on listening and feedback skills, anger management and self-care. There is also time in each day to look at specific problems and issues that come up for the staff.

Each day typically runs from 9.30am to about 4pm with breaks and lunch.

Our approach is to bring the theory and skills of psychodynamic counselling to front line staff in a way they can use in their own daily work, considering the practical and organisational settings in which staff operate. Such skills are equally of use to managers trying to support their staff and understand front line dilemmas.

Our emphasis as therapists is on using our understandings to give workers an alternative perspective, and help them consider how best to help their clients. We ensure that we give participants time to reflect on how they interact with clients and find new ways to approach the stresses and problems of working with difficult client groups.

Training Programme

Thursday 13th March: The Psychodynamics of Communication

Thursday 20th March: The Psychodynamics of Anger Management

Thursday 27th March: Caring for Yourself

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We aim to make the training focused and appropriate to the needs of your organisation and your staff. To this end, we would like to meet with you to assess your needs and design a training to suit you.

Please contact Nick Hall by email bedfordcounsellingandtraining@gmail.com

Once we have an idea of your setting we can adapt the training to specifically help with the client group that you work with, using examples that reflect the kind of work you do

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ARE YOU A COUNSELLOR LOOKING FOR CPD?

 

Come along to our monthly Saturday morning sessions covering a variety of topics.
Open to all counsellors/trainees.

WHEN: 2nd Saturday of the month - 9.30am – 1pm - unless marked*

WHERE: 32 St John's Street, Bedford, MK42 0DH.

PARKING: Free parking is available behind St John’s Church Hall, 38 St John’s Street (parking beyond the dividing wall). Leaving the car park walk towards town and BCaT is next door to Serino Flooring.

Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, MK42 9AH - £2 all day parking (Sat).

COST: £45 for 3½ hours CPD. Certification of hours provided.

BEDFORD COUNSELLING & TRAINING PRESENTS

 

Continuing Professional Development
Spring Term 2018

Saturday, January 13th  09.30am – 1pm
Psychodynamics of Organisations

Claudia Kempinska will be talking about the unconscious processes inherent in organisations.

 

Saturday, February 10th  09:30am - 1pm
Working with Expressive Arts

Katherine Lee will be exploring the use of creative non verbal techniques in therapeutic work, in particular the practical use of sandtray work which has evidence for effectiveness in helping people for whom trauma has diminished their capacity to use words.

 

Saturday, April 14th  09.30am – 1pm
Self Harm - Psychodynamic Thinking

Stuart Sage will talk about how to think about self harming in a psychodynamic way, what does it invoke in us as the therapist and how do we work with a self harming client.

 

Saturday, May 12th  09.30am – 1pm
Short Term Counselling

Claudia Kempinska will be asking whether short term work is about focus or fudge? The session will explore ways in which therapists can be effective in short term work by identifying a focus using a psychodynamic formulation.

 

Saturday, June 16th  09.30am – 1pm*
Dream Matrix Workshop

Carol Jayes will facilitate a space and opportunity to come together as therapists and individuals, making available the unconscious and symbolic world of dream and dream analysis. Participants are invited to describe a dream, not for their personal analysis but as a contribution to the group consciousness.

 

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018

SEX AND THE PSYCHE

WHEN: Saturday 3rd March 2018  09:30 - 16:30

WHERE: Box End Park, Kempston, MK43 8RQ

 

Professor Brett Kahr - The Traumatic Origins of Sexual Fantasies

In this presentation, Brett Kahr will discuss the results of his international research project which surveyed over 25,000 adult sexual fantasies. Prof Kahr will explore the roots of both the masturbatory and the coital fantasy, examining the ways in which early traumatic experiences become eroticised as part of a defensive process, often erupting in "erotic tumours" and "conjugal aneurysms", which threaten to destroy intimacy.

 

Dr Valerie Sinason

Within our culture first experiences of sexuality can be shameful, embarrassing and even traumatic even between consenting partners. So what happens when there is no consent? Dr Sinason will discuss how the solutions attempted by people with dissociative disorders and disability help us understand the connection between trauma and sexuality.

LAST YEARS CONFERENCE:
“Body, Mind and Identity” with speakers Dr Graham Music and Maria Robinson.

Testimonials from last year’s Conference

“Excellent day bringing together a range of theories”

“A very enjoyable, inspiring and informative day”

"If you are a psychodynamic counsellor or psychotherapist seeking to work in an organisation then we would like to hear from you."

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