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Working with the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors: Supporting Others and Growing Ourselves

with Rebecca Mitchell M.A.

Nearly a quarter of young adults (24.1%) experienced sexual abuse (including contact and non-contact) by an adult or peer during childhood (NSPCC 2011). Our society often doesn’t acknowledge this and survivors can often be left without support, which can lead to anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.

This seminar will provide a foundation in understanding the core issues around sexual abuse and how we can effectively support those who have suffered abuse.

Date:
28th March 2020

Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Church House

Pathological Demand Avoidance Workshop

with Angela Kelly

What is PDA?
Has it become present in your counselling relationships?
Do you get clients where you feel completely stuck and no matter what you try in sessions or support you receive from supervision nothing appears to work?
Does your client present with PDA or do you have a client with a partner or child who may present with PDA?

In this workshop we will explore what is PDA, the impact of PDA on relationships, the emotional damage it may cause to families and to partners and how boundaries work differently but are important for reducing the profound anxiety that PDA causes.

Date:
26th September 2020

Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Church House

The Effect of Child Sex Abuse upon Later Adult Relationships: The Ghost in the Relationship

with Ruth Morgan

What happens to a couple relationship when one or other partner has experienced childhood sexual abuse?

Many things bring couples, or individuals, into therapy, and the emergence or disclosure of childhood sexual abuse in the history of one partner may seriously derail the relationship. The abuse may have only surfaced recently, or may be known to only one partner.

In this workshop we will explore the nature of childhood sexual abuse and the damage it may cause.

Date:
31st October 2020

Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Church House

Frogs in Love
Compulsive Sexual Behaviour: What? Why? Who? How?

with Cecily Criminale & Peter Watts 

Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder? Sex addiction? Porn addiction?

No matter what our clients call it, it’s presenting more frequently in our therapy rooms and is causing a significant problem for an ever-increasing number of people, so we are likely to continue to see an increasing number of clients presenting with out-of-control sexual behaviour causing them significant difficulties in their lives and emotional and mental distress.

Date:
14th November 2020

Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Church House

Head
Polyvagal Theory Therapeutic Presence and The Relational Space Between Us Workshop

with Tony Buckley 

This is a training workshop designed especially for counsellors and therapists who would like to deepen their understanding and application of Polyvagal Theory within the therapeutic relationship. In relation to the automatic nervous system polyvagal theory outlines 3 hierarchical subsystems which evolved to respond adaptively to environmental (including relational) features of safety, danger and life threat (Porges 2011).

Date:
21st November 2020

Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm

Location:
Church House

What our counselling colleagues say about us

I’d like to say thank you - Carol's communications are always positive, interesting and imaginative.  She obviously puts an enormous amount of work into encouraging and educating counsellors to support young people and to take care of themselves as well.

The content of the workshops are presented by experienced professionals and Carol is always eager to facilitate subjects or interests which have been requested.

There is always a warm welcome and friendly feeling to the whole day with the added bonus of networking and meeting up with colleagues (not to mention the cake!!).

Carol provides a very welcoming, comfortable environment.

The organisation of CBCT is always very good.

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