Face to Face Workshop,

Venue: Nottingham.

Date and Time: Saturday 1st October 2022, 9:30 am – 16:30 pm

Workshop postponed to Spring 2023

Delivered by: Jules Kirk and Nicola Kelly

Fees: SPTI students & graduate members £80, Non-members £88

About this workshop:

In this workshop we will introduce therapists to current grief models and how this informs their practice. An introduction to traumatic loss will offer the foundations to work in a trauma informed manner with this more complex presentation. We will also give a language to grief work to reduce the stigma around working with bereavement. This workshop will also offer therapists an opportunity to consider the impact of their own loss history in order to provide safe containment for client work. The afternoon will offer an experiential exercise to bring a holistic perspective to the mornings learning.

Suitable for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, and students at an advanced stage of their training, this CPD workshop will be delivered in collaboration with experienced counsellors and trainers Jules Kirk (Therapeutic Services Manager & Head of Children’s Services, Treetops Hospice Care) and Nicola Kelly (Lead Adult Counsellor, Treetops Hospice Care) who are experienced in working with bereaved children, families, and individuals. This workshop will touch on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on bereaved clients and how to attend to self-care when working in this therapeutic area.

About the facilitators:

Jules Kirk – Therapeutic Service Manager, Treetops Hospice Care

Jules has an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling with Nottingham University & a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision; she is also a yoga teacher and a Therapeutic Drum Practitioner. Jules has been with Treetops Hospice for 15 years, as well as running the very busy Counselling & Emotional Support Service, she heads up the Children’s and Young Peoples Counselling Service & manages the Student Placement Service. Jules is very passionate about the bereavement work they do and feels it is life affirming work, both for the counsellor and the client.

Nicola Kelly – Lead Adult Counsellor, Treetops Hospice Care

Nicola has a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative) from SPTI and a Certificate in Counselling Supervision. She has been with Treetops Hospice for 5 years, starting on a student placement and becoming a volunteer once qualified. Nicola has 10 years’ experience of working as a Cognitive Behavioural therapist and group facilitator in custodial settings and a particular interest in traumatic bereavement. Working with bereaved clients and those facing life limiting illnesses is the greatest privilege of her career.

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Enquiries: Collette Colver, Graduate Officer, SPTI, collette.colver@spti.net Tel: 0115 924 3994.

Full fees must be paid at the time of booking. Bookings must be cancelled two weeks prior to the event date for refunds otherwise participants will be liable for the full amount.