Speaker: Janine Piccirella

Janine Piccirella

We are delighted to welcome Janine Piccirella to our very first conference. Janine is a qualified Psychotherapist, Supervisor & Trainer with UKCP Registration & BACP Accreditation and a qualified EMDR Therapist with her own private practice in Nottingham

Janine Piccirella

Janine is passionate about teaching Trauma. Her therapy business ‘Becoming-Ubuntu’ means becoming – we are always becoming. Ubuntu is a Zulu phrase which means ‘I am because we are’. Both connect in the learning and development of self.

Janine will be running a workshop about the importance of boundaries, and we are looking forward to learning more about this pertinent topic.

Title: Bound to become – Transformation through enduring circumstances

Synopsis: Exploring the importance of boundaries and the effects this has on relationship(s) with; self, others and the world.

We will connect with different types of boundaries, and the impact of the ‘external’ on the ‘internal’, and vice versa.

Relating the importance of boundaries in transformational Script change.

Conference tickets will be on sale later in May 2022

Other speakers at the conference include Mark Head and Leilani Mitchell

Speaker: Mark Head

We are delighted to announce our second workshop at the Humber Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference on Saturday 22nd October 2022.

This will be entitled “Seven Seconds of Empathy” and will be presented by the wonderful Mark Head.

We spoke to Mark and he said “some years ago I was informed that it takes seven seconds of empathy to form a new neural pathway. Empathy is generally seen as an important aspect of effective therapy, and it could be argued is increasingly important during the current challenging period of history. Yet what really is Empathy? When we begin to examine empathy, we can find this is a capacity that may not be as easy as it first appears.”
In this workshop, we shall explore empathy from a psychological, neuroscientific as well as a therapy perspective. We will look at what gets in the way of empathy and how we can develop this capacity within ourselves.
Mark is an experienced and qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist with private practice in East Sussex. An accomplished teacher, he previously taught in a variety of settings before starting the Link Centre, a training centre for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which has now been running for nearly 20 years.
As a qualified TA supervisor, he runs a supervision practice for other counsellors and therapists. Furthermore, as a committed mindfulness practitioner, Mark has subsequently completed a training to run mindfulness courses.

We are so pleased to be able to welcome Mark to the conference. He adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to the day.

Speaker: Leilani Mitchell

We are so excited to be starting to announce our workshop presenters at the Humber Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference.

First up, we present a workshop by Leilani Mitchell. Leilani is a major figure in the world of Transactional Analysis, and her contribution to the fields of counselling and psychotherapy is immense.

Workshop – Core Values

What are your core values? How do they affect your personal and professional life?

In this workshop, we will engage in courageous conversations about your values, what offends you, and the impact of differing values. We will consider the social systems we create around us and how we perceive others to have the same values. We will also explore what happens when it is revealed that others’ values are different from ours and how we hold that tension which can be challenging and painful.

Bring your core self, the courage to speak your truth, and your willingness to be challenged.

Workshop outcomes: To gain a greater level of understanding of their core values and how they affect them.

Leilani Mitchell TSTA is Director of The Link Centre based in the Sussex and Online. Over the past 30 years, Leilani has held many roles within ITA/UKATA/EATA. She enjoys supporting the community by initiating projects (TATuesdays, EATA Video Project, Radical Inclusions Workshops) to make training accessible. Leilani has presented at regional, national and international conferences and was awarded the EATA Silver Medal in 2017 for her contribution to the TA Community and work with refugees and a Special UKATA award was created for her in 2020. Leilani lives with her partner, Mark Head TSTA, and is a mother and grandmother.