Speaker: Adam McGowan 

Speaker :

Adam McGowan 

Workshop Title : Gut feeling or cognitive bias?

About the workshop :

As therapists we can hone-in on feelings.  We get feelings about certain clients that are accurate.  We develop intuition and instinct which allows us to pick up and respond to things that are not said or visible.  We can trust our gut.  

Or can we?  How do we know these gut feelings aren’t just our own bias in disguise?  When is it all about the moment, and when is it all about us…

In this workshop we will explore when intuition is helpful and when it is deceptive.  We’ll consider where gut feelings come from, and the difference between feelings that are responsive to the here-and-now, and those that get in the way of it.  There’ll be some experiential learning to uncover some of our own cognitive biases, within the therapy room and beyond.

About the speaker :

I am an integrative psychotherapist trained in both Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  I work with young adults who are suffering with poor mental and emotional health, under a partnership psycho-social model, supporting them on a one-to-one basis as well as through group-work (and gardening!).  I like playing golf, and I hate playing golf.Adam Picture.jpg

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Meet the Sponsor: Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training

From today, we will be announcing our partners and sponsors for the Humber Counselling Psychotherapy Conference. 

Today, we are very proud to tell you about our Conference Host and Partner – Ellesmere Counselling and Psychotherapy Training (ECPT).

ECPT is a UKCP Organisational Member and provides training for psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors in the UK. They can accredit their graduates and members with UKCP, and they also hire therapy rooms out on a private basis. They have an ongoing programme of CPD and a specialist Children and Young Person post-qualifying diploma. 

ECPT has something for counsellors and therapists no matter what stage they are at in their journey – whether they are looking to take their first steps into the world of Transactional Analysis, be accredited by UKCP, are seeking to develop their skills and expertise through CPD, or find a home for their clinical work at one of our centres.

We asked Joanne Brady at ECPT why it is so important for them to be involved with a conference like this. 

“We are the hosts of this conference and we are very excited for this one which we hope will be the first of many. We feel that it’s important to hold a conference in this area as our students and graduates often have to travel to see some of the high-profile names we have speaking and to meet other therapists outside of their peer group. As we have been doing for the past 16 years, we are bringing the world of therapy and counselling to Hull. We feel that it’s important to our local therapy community to provide a wider experience and facilitate them becoming more connected with the national scene.” 

Many of the organising team have trained with ECPT, so we know just how incredible the work they do is. The ECPT team and the students are a friendly, welcoming bunch of humans and are open to including anyone and everyone who wants to join our growing community. 

At the Humber Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference, we know that we could not have staged this event without the involvement of ECPT. The conference has been enabled through ECPT’s, and particularly centre director Kathie Hostick’s extensive and established reputation and goodwill in the UK psychotherapy community.

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Speaker: Rebecca Davies

Speaker: Rebecca Davies

Workshop Title: How to work with the body in clinical practice

About the workshop :

This will be a practical workshop, looking to enhance participant therapeutic skills and offer ways to work with clients. Rebecca will be inviting participants to get to know their own bodies, in this experiential and skills based introduction to working with the body. As a group we shall consider ways in which we may invite our clients to access their unconscious processes and express the unexpressed via working with the body. Rebecca will introduce some brief theory, before participants are given the chance to practice some of the skills directly with one another and if time, Rebecca will demonstrate the approach in a fishbowl exercise.

A highly practical and experiential workshop, for those interested in understanding more about the clinical side of integrating the mind and body.

The focus will be on the psychotherapy and counselling fields, although open to anyone interested in getting in touch with their own bodies more. 

About the speaker :

Rebecca is a PTSTA in the field of psychotherapy. She is a core tutor at the training institute The Link Centre, as well as running the exam prep group for the college. Rebecca is also the Chair of the UKATA exam committee and the CTA Written Exam Coordinator. As well as TA, Rebecca has further training in Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and other trauma informed therapies.

She runs her own certificate through The Link Centre in Interpersonal Neurobiology and has a passion for combining up to date scientific findings with talking therapies, resulting in an embodied approach to TA.

Speakers: Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick #2

Speakers :

Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Workshop Title : Closing Plenary

Description :

Eric Berne described Recognition Hunger as an elaboration of Stimulus Hunger i.e. as we develop language, we learn to get our need for stimulation met through recognition. 

In more recent theory this has been developed further within the fields of neuroscience and developmental psychology by authors such Damasio, Stern, Schore and Siegel.

“The mind is an embodied and relational experience, that regulates the flow of energy and information” Siegel (1999)

In this plenary we will use these ideas to explore mind, body and other, through the lens of our evolving friendship. We have known each other for 28 years and in that time have worked together presenting workshops, CPD, Examining and assessing but most of all have developed love, deep connection, and close relationship. 

About the Speakers :

Frances Townsend MSc TA Psych, CTA(P) UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, PGDip Supervision, TSTA(P) is a qualified Transactional Analysis Trainer and Supervisor with thirty years’ experience. She uses meditation and mindfulness in her work as well as other approaches such as EMDR, EFT and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Frances has five grandchildren who are teaching her more than she has ever learned before.

Kathie Hostick MSc TA Psych, CTA (P) UKCP REG. Adult Psychotherapist, UKCP REG Child psychotherapist, TSTA (P) is a Trainer and supervisor with thirty years’ experience. Her background and passion is in mental health, and she is committed to making counselling and psychotherapy training and services accessible to all. She started the Ellesmere Centre 18 years ago on the principle that community is central to growth, development, and opportunity. Her family are very much part of the centre and a massive support to its ongoing vitality. 

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Speakers: Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Speakers :

Frances Townsend and Kathie Hostick

Workshop Title : Closing Plenary

Description :

Eric Berne described Recognition Hunger as an elaboration of Stimulus Hunger i.e. as we develop language, we learn to get our need for stimulation met through recognition. 

In more recent theory this has been developed further within the fields of neuroscience and developmental psychology by authors such Damasio, Stern, Schore and Siegel.

“The mind is an embodied and relational experience, that regulates the flow of energy and information” Siegel (1999)

In this plenary we will use these ideas to explore mind, body and other, through the lens of our evolving friendship. We have known each other for 28 years and in that time have worked together presenting workshops, CPD, Examining and assessing but most of all have developed love, deep connection, and close relationship. 

About the Speakers :

Frances Townsend MSc TA Psych, CTA(P) UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist, PGDip Supervision, TSTA(P) is a qualified Transactional Analysis Trainer and Supervisor with thirty years’ experience. She uses meditation and mindfulness in her work as well as other approaches such as EMDR, EFT and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Frances has five grandchildren who are teaching her more than she has ever learned before.

Kathie Hostick MSc TA Psych, CTA (P) UKCP REG. Adult Psychotherapist, UKCP REG Child psychotherapist, TSTA (P) is a Trainer and supervisor with thirty years’ experience. Her background and passion is in mental health, and she is committed to making counselling and psychotherapy training and services accessible to all. She started the Ellesmere Centre 18 years ago on the principle that community is central to growth, development, and opportunity. Her family are very much part of the centre and a massive support to its ongoing vitality. 

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