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Suicidal Clients: An Attachment-Based Approach

  • 13th Oct 2020
  • Gülcan Sutton Purser

How can we apply an understanding of attachment styles to working with suicidal ideation? Gülcan Sutton Purser, an attachment-based relational psychotherapist and trauma specialist, sets out the characteristics of disorganised and anxious attachments, explains the link between suicidal ideation and loss, and illuminates the internal world of clients for whom death has become the apparent ‘secure base’.

Free Resources for all Therapists this World Mental Health Day

  • 10th Oct 2020
  • Tracy Jarvis

To mark World Mental Health Day this year, make use of our treasure trove of gratis resources for mental health practitioners, from watch-again webcasts of major conferences to informal clinical conversations with some of the more leading names in psychotherapy and counselling – free to everyone, everywhere.

Dementia Myths vs Realities 5/5: The Carer’s Experience: Who Cares?

  • 9th Oct 2020
  • Danuta Lipinska

Who and what might we encounter when a carer comes for counselling? In the final part of her myth-busting series about the value and diversity of counselling people with a dementia, Danuta Lipinska calls our attention to the unique experiences of clients who are caregiving, and explains why we must move away from the limiting language of ‘loved ones’.

PESI UK Announces Women, Trauma and Mental Health Master Series Conference

  • 6th Oct 2020
  • Tracy Jarvis

How does trauma impact women? How can we support them to recover and to thrive? Learn from the leading female voices in trauma therapy as PESI UK announces a live and online Women, Trauma and Mental Health Master Series Conference. Subtitled ‘Empowering Women with the Skills and Insight to Thrive’, the two-day event will bring together pioneering women in the field of trauma work, including Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Kathy Steele, Judith Herman and Babette Rothschild, sharing clinical insights from neuroscience and attachment research to resilience training and body work.

Counselling Clients With Dyslexia

  • 5th Oct 2020
  • Pennie Aston

Therapists may not be alert to the challenges and barriers that can come with dyslexia – or the creative power. To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, Pennie Aston, founder of a dyslexia aware counselling service, explains how societal attitudes can impact a dyslexic client’s sense of self, and shares ways to work with their creative strengths in the consulting room.

Dementia Myths vs Realities 4/5: Sex, Intimacy and Relationships

  • 2nd Oct 2020
  • Danuta Lipinska

Sex and intimacy have been described as the last taboo in dementia care. As counsellors seeking to engage with the whole person, we cannot afford to dismiss their potential place in our clients’ lives so easily. In the penultimate part of her myth-busting series about the value and diversity of counselling people with a dementia, Danuta Lipinska talks sex – taking in client disinhibition and therapist discomfort, legal and reproductive health contexts, and the challenges of internet dating when you may not be able to remember your way home.

Pre-Trial Therapy: A Crucial Moment

  • 28th Sep 2020
  • Erene Hadjiioannou

Survivors of sexual violence often face a choice between seeking justice and accessing therapy. Now, the problematic legal guidelines around pre-trial therapy are under review. Erene Hadjiioannou, author of a forthcoming textbook on working with survivors, talks through the contentious features and proposed changes – and urges therapists and survivors to contribute to a public consultation that closes on the 30th of October 2020.

Dementia Myths vs Realities 3/5: Counselling Younger People

  • 25th Sep 2020
  • Danuta Lipinska

Who is the 21st century client when it comes to therapy with people with a dementia? To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month, Danuta Lipinska continues her myth-busting five-part series about the value and diversity of counselling people with a dementia. Today, she shares features of working with younger clients, from the poignancy of planning for the future, to the therapist’s encounter with her own vulnerability.

Helping Anxious Clients Sleep

  • 22nd Sep 2020
  • Catherine Pittman

What is the role of the amygdala in maintaining wakefulness? How can we help clients to get their cortex off the ‘Worry Channel’ at bedtime? Ahead of a two-part live webcast training (1-2 October), Calming the Anxious Brain, international neuroscience and anxiety specialist Catherine Pittman shares her brain-based approach for working with clients who are struggling to sleep.

Dementia Myths vs Realities 2/5: Making Sense of Self

  • 18th Sep 2020
  • Danuta Lipinska

How might people with a dementia engage in meaningful therapeutic work? To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month, Danuta Lipinska continues her myth-busting five-part series about the value and diversity of counselling people with a dementia. Today, she discusses communication, the Core Conditions, and Christine Bryden’s helpful metaphor of a tin of baked beans.