Finding The Real Self Workshop Sold Out

3rd Feb 2018
3rd Feb 2018
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Finding The Real Self Workshop Sold Out


Finding the Real Self : Identifying and Working with clients with Narcissistic and Borderline presentations.

With Karin Creasy

The workshop is aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who may know nothing or a little of this subject and practitioners who would like to refresh their knowledge.   This workshop takes a closer look at the terms ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder’ and ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ used frequently in diagnosing and in clinical discussions, but what do they mean to counsellors and psychotherapists, and to clients,  in the therapeutic relationship?

We will meet clients who , in varying degrees, bring to us behaviours that could be described as Narcissistic or Borderline.  Generally, counsellors and psychotherapists eschew narrow definitions of behaviour and of the many tasks that we are mindful of in the therapy room, to ‘look behind’ the label, to find the person, is crucial to the therapeutic relationship.  To be curious, with our clients, about their experience of being themselves can be, in some relationships, quite straight forward, but sometimes it is not and there can often be difficult moments where ‘stuckness’ and frustration is felt often by both client and therapist. 

Knowing more about how Narcissistic and Borderline presentations show themselves, how the client uses these behaviours to try to help their psychological pain and being aware of our own, often strong, responses to them, can support the practitioner.  Avoiding pitfalls such as therapist burnout and disempowerment, clients leaving therapy prematurely and the ‘transference-traps’ that can develop into therapeutic impasse can come with greater awareness of what is happening for the client and for yourself.  

The day will focus on identification of Narcissistic/Borderline presentations; practice issues for the therapist; the client / practitioner relationship and the origin of these behavioural traits from an attachment / developmental viewpoint.  I will also briefly explore the Narcissistic/Borderline couple relationship.  The day will offer theory and experiential opportunity to explore this subject for yourself and your work with clients .

About the trainer:   Karin Creasy , BA, CQSW, PG Dip Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy. UKAHPP accred., UKCP Reg.

Karin works as an Integrative HumanisticPsychotherapist in private practice in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and is the founder of Welland Valley CPD.   With over 30 years of experience in Statutory Mental Health care, primary care, private psychotherapy practice and as a trainer, Karin works from a theoretical background of Object Relations Theory, Gestalt and Relational Body Work concepts and integrates these developmental, experiential and phenomenological methodologies and thinkingin her work and her trainings.  Creating a ‘safe/risky’ space is central to her work where high support is balanced with risking authenticity, feeling, sensing and experiencing each other, in the creation of relationship in the space ‘between’.  Karin’s other passion is the facilitation of a creative and nourishing humanistic environment for practitioners to meet and learn.


Date: Saturday 3rd February 2018

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm (arrive 9.00 for coffee) 

Venue: Banbury Counselling Academy

2nd Floor - 18a South Bar
OX16 9AF

Fee:  £95 which includes a healthy lunch and CPD certificate.  Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.  You can book using your card over the phone by ringing the Banbury Therapy Centre reception on 01295 231320, you can send a cheque with a booking form to BTT, 69 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AJ, or you can book online by clicking the link below.  On receipt of your order we will send you further information and joining instructions.

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