Counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety in Sussex

17 SepReflective Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists 20th October

Reflective Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

As You Are, Corner House, 45 Southwick Street, BN42 4TH

Sunday 20th October 10am-3pm

This one-day experiential workshop will introduce participants to different reflective and creative practices that can be used by counsellors and psychotherapists as part of their personal and professional development.

Reflective and creative practices can help counsellors and psychotherapists reflect on how our experiences, values and backgrounds come to play a part in our ability to create and maintain therapeutic relationships (Wright and Bolton, 2012). By trying out methods of creativity and reflection it is hoped that we can nurture greater reflexivity – awareness of self-in-action – and use our imaginations, creativity and embodied modes of thinking and acting. Through doing this, we will have our assumptions challenged and, hopefully, identify some of our own limitations and blind spots. It can be an opportunity to reflect in greater depth on therapeutic relationships that we have perhaps found challenging or wish to learn from. It is an excellent compliment to supervision.

We will try out different reflective and creative practices: written, visual and embodied, as we each reflect in different ways and we need to find a practice that works for us.

£10 As You Are volunteers
£40 External participants

About the facilitator Katy Oswald
Katy is a volunteer counsellor at As You Are and has a private practice in Brighton. She has co-convened and taught the MA module Reflective and Creative Practice for Social Change at the University of Sussex since 2011, and has also facilitated numerous reflective and creative practice workshops with practitioners in the field of international development.