Past Events

Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 10:00am
Please click on this link to book your tickets through Eventbrite: This one day workshop focuses on how participants may apply concepts and ideas derived from narrative therapy to enhance their practice with clients. An overview of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and approaches influencing narrative therapy will be provided with an emphasis on how the power of societal discourses may be constraining to how clients may choose to live their lives.
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 10:00am
The intention of the workshop is to encourage attendees to explore their own neurophysiology in the face of nonverbal and traumatic communications.  “We (therapists) need to drop in to our own psych neurophysiological history sufficiently so we can stay receptive to the challenging narratives we are invited to witness”.
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 2:00pm
Please join us for a shared lunch at 1.00. This is a great way to network and meet other therapists. Just bring some food of your choice to add to the lunch table. Sue Byrne is a teacher of counselling and she will present pertinent aspects of tranactional analysis using an interactive approach.  The workshop would be helpful for those unfamiliar with T.A and also for those revising and Adding to their T.A knowledge It will be on the usual first come first served basis. Members £10 Guests £20 More details to follow.
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 10:00am
This will be a fascinating experiential workshop and numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 thus it will be a ticket only event. Family Constellations are a powerful way of exploring the dynamics within families, the entanglements and hidden loyalties that keep families stuck in ways of living that hinder individuals and their family system from flourishing. Constellations offer a method of working with family issues which:-
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 2:00pm
  A date for your diary. More information on this after the summer break. In the meantime please see Tim's website for inforamtion about his work: www.bodyworks.org.uk  
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 1:30pm
This afternoon session begins, as usual, with our short Annual General Meeting, where we will be incorporating our Committee Reports etc. However, please put your ‘thinking caps on’ as we  would like to elicit ideas from members about how the group will move forwards into the future. SGPC is your society – please help us to go in the direction that best supports you and your work as a Therapist. We value your ideas and perspectives as we move on as a group in the South coast area. New Website Launch
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 9:30am
This event has been cancelled due to illness.
Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 1:30pm
This will be our biennial lecture for 2017. We are combining this with a celebration of SGPC. We would like to invite all attending to join us before Nick’s presentation for a simple lunch starting at 1.30 (included in the ticket price) to celebrate more than 30 years of networking and collaboration between therapists working within our local community.  
Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Hans Frankham will be presenting this workshop and his subject is "Counselling and Psychotherapy - the Art of the Obvious"
Saturday, 18 March 2017 - 10:00am
Managing our personal lives in relation to clinical work   Dr Marie Adams will facilitate a full-day workshop relating to ‘The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist’.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 9:30am
How mindfulness of the body can help us develop a responsive and empathic therapeutic relationship  Karunavira, (KV) MSc, Dip Ed, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Senior Trainer and Masters Tutor at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP); University of Bangor http://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/about.php.en
Saturday, 19 November 2016 - 2:00pm
This workshop will be of interest to those who are supervisees and would like to get more from their supervision, those who may be contemplating supervision training and would like the chance to explore this idea and find out more, and those who may already be supervisors and wish to reflect on their practice and perhaps think about new approaches. Jill is a tutor at the Metanoia Institute and holds an MSc TA psychotherapy.   Please feel free to join us for a shared lunch at 1.00 pm
Saturday, 5 November 2016 - 9:30am
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED   This is the second part of the the two day workshop.
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 9:30am
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED   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.
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 1:00pm
1.00 – 2.00 AGM 2.00 – 5.00 Pam Ringland returns by popular demand to extend the ideas she introduced to us in May relating to working with clients not only on the autism spectrum but also those with some other specific mental health diagnoses.  This will be of interest not only to those who attended her previous workshop but also to those who have not heard her speak before.       
Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Please note that this a workshop for SGPC members only. SGPC Member, Carol Jones practised in the NHS for over twenty five years working therapeutically with patients with serious psychological difficulties, and latterly with university students with mental health problems. She has a particular interest in Jungian concepts having experienced a lengthy, personal Jungian Analysis and Jungian Supervision.
Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 2:00pm
A number of members have requested that we run an afternoon workshop on this theme and we look forward to welcoming Pam, for whom this has been an area of interest and expertise for many years.  You can read more about her background, her experience and her achievements below. She is keen for people to bring questions and ideas from their practice to the session, and hopes to lead a lively and interactive session.
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 2:00pm
Lyn Jennings will present a practical workshop with space for reflection and discussion on the subject of ‘shame’ in our therapeutic work. During the workshop we will explore the ‘manifestation of shame’, the ‘circle of shame’ and the relationship between ‘guilt’ and ‘shame’.
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Karunavira (aka ‘KV’) holds an M.Sc. in Mindfulness-based Approaches with Bangor University, an FdSc in Person Centred Counselling (BACP), and a Dip Ed. KV is a senior trainer and tutor on the CMRP Masters Programme, and is a founding director of Mindful health Llp, which delivers Mindfulness Teacher Training programmes within the NHS, he is also a part-time NHS psychotherapeutic counsellor.
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 9:30am
Trainer: Helen Riseborough (Consulting and Training Solutions)
Saturday, 16 January 2016 - 9:30am
Trainer: Helen Riseborough (Consulting and Training Solutions)
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 2:00pm
Dr. Aaron Balick is delivering an intimate and interactive workshop focusing on the management of therapeutic demands in an increasingly digital society. Special attention is given to looking at relational boundaries and the threat of ‘blurring’ in an ever-ready social media engaged world, especially amongst younger people.
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 2:00pm
Dr Lorraine Bell is a consultant clinical psychologist; fellow of the British Psychological Society and leads the psychological therapies service in secondary mental health for Portsmouth. She is an experienced therapist, trainer and supervisor who now practises exclusively third wave therapies.
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Professor Jeremy Holmes Attachment as a Therapeutic Modality
Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 2:00pm
Members Only Workshop  Facilitator: Janet Aldridge Transitions Many of us have an inner pull towards the status quo, especially if it is comfortable, and when we make changes we enjoy the sense of mastery that that brings. When change is imposed on us, often change that takes place over weeks or months or even years, then we find ourselves in the land of transition. Learning to navigate that period of the unknown, perhaps the unknowable, and the resources needed for this is a challenge indeed.
Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 5:00pm
‘Exploring  the Inner Image’ – A Creative Arts Therapy Workshop’ ‘Often the hands will solve a mystery that the  intellect has struggled with in vain’. Carl Jung An introduction to the use of Creative Arts Therapy techniques in  counselling and supervision; to help inform, inspire, and enrich your  practice. Esther M Hunt BA (Hons), MA, Dip Couns, Dip Sup, Reg MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Group Facilitator
Saturday, 7 February 2015 - 5:00pm
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 5:00pm
Overviewing the changes in provision of Talking Therapies during the last decade reflecting the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, Joan Foster will present a new look at Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) outcome data. She will address the challenges facing the voluntary sector and explore how changes in registration might affect the private therapist.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 1:00pm
AGM: 1pm – 1.40pm A new Committee will be elected during a brief business meeting. 2:00pm – 5:00pm Key Speaker: Kate Dunn “Internet  Counselling – ‘To Meet or not to Meet?’ The Therapeutic Relationship in Cyberspace’ Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 1NX
Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 2:00pm
Loneliness is the cause of much personal suffering and is often presented as the reason why people seek psychotherapy. Our need for social connection varies, but when this is not met we suffer social, psychological and physiological damage.  When working with lonely people we too may experience the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that this emotional state produces in the counter-transference.
Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 2:00pm
Understanding a Hoarders Mind-set. Please note seats will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. All members are welcome to join us for the shared lunch from 1.00pm – 1.30pm.
Saturday, 15 March 2014 - 2:15pm
Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant.  She has over 20 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse and exploitation; and delivering training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 2:15pm
Please Note:- This is a change to the event previously advertised. Attendance is for MEMBERS ONLY. Talk will begin at 2.15pm. There will not be a shared lunch on this occasion.
Saturday, 23 November 2013 - 1:30pm
A workshop looking at the interface between Psychotherapy/Counselling & Spiritual Direction. All members are welcome to join us for the shared lunch from 1 pm – 1.30 pm. The workshop will begin at 2 pm.
Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 1:00pm
Our AGM took place on Saturday 19th October 2013 Our guest speaker was Dr Mary Addenbrooke from the Society of Analytical Psychology who spoke on The Labyrinth of Addiction.