About My Workshops

As a Cognitive Therapist and Advanced Accredited Schema Therapist, I provide schema therapy at my private practice in North London. I am also the founder of Schema Therapy Skills, which provides training workshops through various organisations across the UK. These workshops focus on specific skills from schema therapy that are useful for therapists working in other modalities, such as CBT, psychodynamic, integrative or person-centred therapies.

If you would like me to teach for your organisation, call me on 07766 704210 or use the contact form to get in touch

MY workshops:

WORKING WITH IMAGERY: POWERFUL, TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE

In schema therapy, there is a strong emphasis on using experiential techniques such as imagery rescripting and chair work, which are seen as more effective and transformative than just talking about problems from the client’s past and present. This one-day workshop will teach you how imagery techniques can help rescript even the most traumatic experiences from your client’s childhood, such as incidences of abuse or neglect.

WORKING WITH MODES: EMBRACING COMPLEXITY & ACHIEVING INTEGRATION

If you are a counsellor or therapist working in any modality, schema therapy offers powerful, highly effective techniques and strategies you can learn from me and start using in your practice straight away. Understanding your clients’ modes (different parts of their personality) will help you overcome resistance and repair ruptures in the relationship; transform harsh self-criticism and unhealthy perfectionism; tackle substance abuse and compulsive behaviours; and understand even the most complex problems and presentations you will meet in your consulting room.

INTRODUCTION TO SCHEMA THERAPY

Are you a counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or other mental-health professional who would like to know more about schema therapy? Whichever modality you work in – whether that’s CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred or integrative therapy – on this one-day workshop you will learn highly effective ways of understanding and treating even the most complex clients that come into your consulting room. Schema therapy is a warm, compassionate and theoretically sophisticated approach – and you can learn to apply schema therapy skills to your own practice and start using them straight away.

ATTACHMENT & LIMITED REPARENTING: THE HEALING POWER OF A WARM, AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP

Many therapists are taught to maintain strong boundaries with their clients. And many of those boundaries are both healthy and necessary for good, ethical practice. But in schema therapy we are taught to push those boundaries, forming a deep, human-to-human relationship with our clients that is more like family than a detached, professional stance.

CHAIR WORK TECHNIQUES: ENHANCING THE CREATIVITY & EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF YOUR PRACTICE

In schema therapy, there is a strong emphasis on using experiential techniques such as imagery rescripting and chair work, which are seen as more effective and transformative than just talking about problems. Chair work techniques offer a powerful and hugely creative means to do that, as the only limit on using experiential techniques is the therapist’s imagination. This one-day workshop will teach you how to use chair work techniques in your own practice, whichever modality you work in.

TRANSFORMING THE CRITIC: WORKING WITH SELF-DISLIKE, PUNITIVENESS & PERFECTIONISM

We all have an inner critic, which manifests as a stream of self-critical, perfectionistic or sometime highly punitive, aggressive thoughts. In schema therapy the Critic is one of the key modes that we identify and work with, as it often causes clients considerable distress. This one-day workshop will teach you how to formulate and work with your client’s Critic, which may be a significant factor in their depression, chronic stress, anxiety disorders, addiction, self-harm or eating disorders.

WORKING WITH TRAUMA & COMPLEX CASES: A SCHEMA THERAPY-INFORMED APPROACH TO FORMULATION & TREATMENT

The schema therapy model was originally developed to work with Borderline Personality Disorder – and it remains one of the few approaches proven to help people with this highly challenging presentation. Although the model has been adapted and expanded over time, to work with any longstanding or hard-to-treat psychological problem, it remains one of the most effective approaches available to treat problems related to trauma, abuse and neglect.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin