Herne Bay Counsellor Training

Workshops for 2019 and 2020

Working with Shame

Date:  Saturday 21st September 2019

Facilitator:  Annetta Bowden

Cost: £65

Shame by its very nature is difficult to work with and we need to get it right.
‘Shame is the most disturbing experience individuals ever have about themselves’

The self feels wounded from within.

There is so much misinformation about shame therefore as therapists we owe it to our clients to get it right. It’s often not recognised, as it has many forms, therefore, I am hoping this workshop will help you address shame in the therapy room, shame in the workplace, shame within yourself.

We will work through different areas of shame, common triggers for shame, recognising where you feel shame in the body and learn to communicate positive shame and be compassionate with yourself.

Working with Trauma

Date:  Saturday 26th October 2019
Facilitator:  Annetta Bowden

Cost: £65

Trauma is a huge subject. But I am hoping this workshop will help you understand the different types of trauma, how to work safely with trauma and when to recognise the need to refer on.

Looking at childhood trauma, understand how experiences shape the brain, the impacts of trauma on the developing brain. As well as the impact trauma has on the body. Working with hyperarousal and anxiety. This links into shame and damaged self.

Working with Abuse

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020

Facilitator:  Annetta Bowden

Cost:  £65

We will look at the various issues linked with abuse, both sexual, verbal and physical abuse, as well as neglect.

Link to trauma, attachment, loss of self, loss of identity and looking at interventions.

Help client’s to manage their feelings, to try and understand their behaviours and look at our reactions to abuse.

Working with issues relating to food

Date:  Saturday 18th April 2020

Facilitator:  Annetta Bowden

Cost:  £65

Anorexia nervosa, binge eating and bulimia nervosa, attitudes to food and body dysmorphia.

When to refer on, Is it safe for you to work with this client?

Eating disorders are disabling, unpredictable and difficult to treat. I’m hoping this workshop makes you feel more confident in your practice and answers some of your questions.

Working with the Narrative

Date:  Saturday 30th May 2020
Facilitator:  Annetta Bowden

Cost:  £65

There are many different themes which make up what has come to be known as ‘narrative therapy’ and every therapist engages with these ideas somewhat differently. Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling, which puts people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values and abilities.

We need to have a curiosity and a willingness to ask questions to which we genuinely don’t know the answers. There are many possible directions that any conversation can take, there is no right road, but many roads. We will look at stories that people tell and how these stories impact our lives. There will be opportunities to tell your story and see how a story shared can make you feel.

To change your story is a powerful thing, especially as you thought you were stuck with the story forever. To feel empowered by changing your story is magical, is amazing, is thought provoking and truly possible.