Working with Self-Harm in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Workshop in Stockport

Self-harm in counselling and psychotherapy: A workshop with Dr Andrew Reeves on 24th October 2014

09:30 – 16:00

Self-harm in counselling 1Working with clients who self-harm can be both difficult and distressing.  Many clients who present in counselling and psychotherapy sessions self-harm as a means of coping with difficult and challenging feelings.  However, self-harm often goes beyond coping strategies, becoming a complex means of communication.

Counsellors and psychotherapists may experience a number of difficult feelings in response to self-harm.  As a result they may attempt to distance themselves from it.  However, Andrew Reeves argues that self-harm and self-injury are pervasive processes and that one of the keys to understanding the self-harming behaviour of others is to recognise and relate to it in ourselves.

This workshop provides a space for practitioners to consider:

  • What is meant by self-harm and self injury
  • What the research tells us about self-harm
  • The stories behind self-harming behaviour
  • Personal and professional responses
  • Ways of talking with clients about their self-harm
  • Exploring our own self-harming behaviour
  • Professional and ethical considerations

Self-harm in counselling 2Dr Andrew Reeves has worked as a social worker and then as a therapist for over twenty-five years. His previous books include: Key Issues for Counselling in Action: Second Edition (Sage, 2008 – co-edited with Windy Dryden); Counselling Suicidal Clients (Sage, 2010); An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice (Sage, 2013); and Challenges in Counselling: Working with Self-Harm (Hodder Education, 2013). He has produced (with Jon Shears and Sue Wheeler) an award-winning training DVD, Tight Ropes and Safety Nets: Counselling Suicidal Clients.  He is a former Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

The event, which includes lunch, will be held in the comfortable, relaxed environment of the Sapphire Suite at Cheshire Conferences and Events at Edgeley Park Stadium, Stockport.   After registration, the event will commence at 09:30 and end promptly at 16:00.

The cost is £80 per delegate (£70 for students). For reservations made before 27th July, subject to availability, there will be an ‘early bird’ rate of £70.  We are also offering group registrations for two people at £70 per person; and for three or more people at £65 per person.

6 hours CPD – a signed certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered delegates.  Those who pay on the door or who want a replacement copy may order it on the web site.

John Wilson interview with Dr Andrew Reeves

To get a flavour of Andrew Reeves work on self-harm click below to view a YouTube video.

To download flyer click here.

To attend – email , call Jonathan at 0161 439 7773, or press the button below to register with confidence through Eventbrite. You can pay by Paypal. card or cheque. Or we can invoice you or your organisation.

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Books by Dr Andrew Reeves

Dryden W. and Reeves A. (2008) Key Issues for Counselling in Action. London: Sage.

Reeves A. (2010) Counselling Suicidal Clients. London: Sage.

Reeves A. (2012) An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy: From Theory to Practice. London: Sage.

Reeves A. and Amis K. (2013) Challenges in Counselling: Self Harm. London: Hodder Education.

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