5 hours CPD
According to the BACP and UKCP Codes of Practice, all counsellors and psychotherapists have a duty to monitor their own wellbeing, to take steps to protect themselves from psychological harm that might impact the quality of their work and to proactively seek out support when it is needed. What does this mean in practice? How do we ensure that we authentically ‘walk the talk’ when encouraging self-care in our clients? This one day workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists aims to facilitate reflection, discussion and practical approaches to taking care of ourselves whilst taking care of others.
By the end of this workshop you will be better able to: identify some of the main causes of therapist burn out and poor mental health; recognise signs of vicarious trauma and other signs of psychological harm in self and others; explore personal and professional barriers to taking reasonable care of self; identify some practical options for therapist self-care and support.