Working with Clients through Separation, Divorce and Beyond with Helen Riseborough(1)

Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 9:30am



This is the first day of a two day workshop. The second day takes place on Saturday 5th November 9.30 - 4.30.

It has been designed to support counsellors in their work with clients who are part of a family either in the process of separating/divorcing, considering separation or already separated.

Please note that attendance on both days of the workshop is an essential requirment of booking.

Counsellors working with individuals, young people, couples, families and grandparents will be introduced to ways of thinking that assist them in helping clients to recognise that individuals within the extended family system may have different and equally valid views on the transition.

The workshop will also address ways of working that recognise the powerful societal pressures on separating families.

There will be opportunities throughout the workshop for participants to reflect on the emotional impact on the counsellor when working with separation and on the participants’ own practice examples – these will be linked to both systemic/narrative concepts and integrated with key attachment research as applied to childhood, adult and family attachments.  The importance of the therapeutic relationship will underpin the approach.

The workshops will be facilitated by Helen Riseborough, a BACP Senior Accredited Psychotherapist who has had nearly 20 years’ experience working with this theme within schools, NHS and non-statutory contexts, and in independent practice.  Helen facilitates practice based workshops and CPD courses for mental health professionals via her own training provider - Consulting & Training Solutions – which she set up in 2011 and which specialises in practice based CPD’s, workshops and training courses.

How to book

First contact us at to check whether spaces are still available and to provisionally reserve your space.  Spaces will be limited to 20 attendees and will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.  We will then send you booking instructions.