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June 2nd, 2018

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist Managing our personal lives in relation to clinical work

10:00am to 12:30pm
Free to members Non-members £10
Location: Willows Counselling Service, 11 Prospect Place, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3LQ
Contact: christine.fishlock.cf@gmail.com

Marie Adams

Marie’s workshop will highlight her research into the personal lives of forty therapists to prompt discussion on why we become therapists, and why we become the kinds of therapists we do. When does our history help us in our work, and when does it hinder our relationship with clients? How do we manage the pressures of clinical work (and training!) while also attempting to juggle our lives outside the therapy room. With over half the therapists in Marie’s study admitting they faced periods of depression since beginning work, how do we support ourselves and one another during challenging periods in our lives?

Dr Marie Adams is a writer and practising psychotherapist with a research interest in how therapists’ personal lives impact their work with clients. She is on staff at the Metanoia Institute in London, is a visiting lecturer at a number of other training centres and has had a long association with the BBC, both as a news producer on the Today Programme and as a consulting psychotherapist to news and documentary staff. Her book, The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist, is now a standard text on counselling and psychotherapy training courses throughout the UK. Her novel, Telling Time, focusing on a therapist with a troubled past, is published by Karnac.

Next Training Events

March 3rd, 2018
Creating a Crisis Management Plan for Therapists in Private Practice
2:00pm to 5:00pm
March 9th, 2018
Willows Conference – ‘Help! My Empathy is Killing Me!’ with Tony Buckley
9:30am to 4:00pm
Swindon Counsellors
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The Willows Centre,
11 Prospect Place,
Old Town,
Contact Us
Contact Membership Secretary Christine Fishlock at:

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,

or email: christine@scpn.org.uk

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