Information about courses I am teaching in 2017
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” -Mahatma Gandhi
Fast Track Foundation Year Tutor
I facilitate an Experiential Training Group on The Minster Centre
Fast Track Foundation Year that runs betwen February and July 2017
A key component to psychotherapy training at the Minster Centre is the Experiential Training Group or ETG. An ETG group offers students an opportunity to learn more about themselves and others in a group context that fosters a balanced atmosphere of both support and challenge that mirrors the therapeutic encounter we are training people to co-create with clients.
We spend our lives in groups, we are born into a group – the family; are educated in groups and work and socialise within the context of groups. Groups powerfully shape us and who we are and believe we can be. The ETG experience helps us understand how we bring our past experiences of groups to the hear and now groups we belong to. How we relate to ourselves and others within these different life contexts is perhaps best achieved through a reflective group process. Importantly, it is for many of us, an opportunity to have a more positive experience of being in a group than we have had previously.
The Fast Track Foundation course is the first step in undertaking the Minster Centre's psychotherapy training programme. For more information on the Fast Track Foundation course visit: The Minster Centre
If you are a previous or current psychotherapy client of mine and are interested in attending one of the above courses, could you discuss this with me in the first instance prior to booking please.
3rd Year Integration Process Group
I facilitate an optional group for students completing the Minster Centre's Counselling Diploma, it explores and integrates both the theory and practice of clinical work.
The group is a reflective space in which to consider our inter-subjective experience of working with clients and how this informs what transpires within therapeutic relationships. We consider theoretical concepts that can help us locate and understand events within and between counsellor and client and that can inform best therapeutic practice.
The group also helps to explore and develop the identity of emerging practitioners.