“The Relational Turn”

“Therapy is increasingly being defined by what we offer according to a medical diagnosis.   We need to use CBT for medical problems such as depression or anxiety or EMDR to work with PTSD. We can feel defective if we are not trained in the latest techniques.

Yet both researches into effective therapy and into neuroscience show that it is the relationship over and above particular modalities or techniques that bring relief from struggles.

Over that last 10-15 years there has been a quiet revolution in our work with a significant paradigm shift, a relational approach that values the subjective experiences that we have with each other.

In this workshop we will look how all the major therapies have taken a ‘relational turn’, what we mean by a relational approach and a way of being with our clients that can enhance the healing effect of therapy through the relationship itself.

The day will include short presentations with discussion and handouts, small group work, space to ask questions and discuss issues raised. It will be suitable for anyone working in counselling and psychotherapy.”

Our facilitator is Karl Gregory RGN, RMN, MSc Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy Supervision, MNCS (accredited).

Karl’s background is in psychiatry: he worked for twenty years as a psychiatric nurse.  He is a co-founder of Severn Talking Therapy, which was set up as a vehicle to run an annual supervision conference, a Diploma in Supervision course and workshops.  And he has been running a successful private practice in Gloucestershire for eighteen years.  Karl describes his way of working now as a relational – using relational theory with existential and systems approaches. Find out more about Karl’s work at: www.severntalkingtherapy.co.uk

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