Working with the Anxious Client -Sold Out

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Working with the Anxious Client -Sold Out


A workshop for qualified and training counsellors, psychotherapists and anyone else who works in the field of mental health who is interested in this subject.  This day explores ways of working with anxiety with clients who present with long term generalised ‘free floating’ anxiety and panic attacks.

 I will explore practical interventions and theoretical underpinning of working with anxious clients that go beyond simply teaching techniques to ‘manage’ anxiety symptoms.  We will look at body awareness teaching and how this is used to work on self-awareness with the client.  We will explore Gestalt theories of self - actualisation and how clients ‘trap’ themselves into ways of living that perpetuates anxious responses.    We will also explore how developmental experiences,  the client’s story, is physically held and can be experienced as unsettledness by the client, giving meaning to the symptoms.  Amongst all of this will also be other themes such as shame, guilt and rage.

In my work with anxious clients over the years I have developed my own integrative approach to this work which has had success in ‘settling’ chronic anxiety responses in clients.   The client group that I see usually have tried other forms of symptom treatment without success.   I have a particular interest in working with anxiety and panic attack presentation with clients and I hope that participants will find the day a useful exploration of what can sometimes be a very intractable problem.  I invite participants to bring their own case material to explore on the day and we will explore how the ideas and thoughts from the day can be integrated into your own 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 4th November 2017

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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