How much can therapy help clients who want to make 'better' relationship choices

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Anne Power

Saturday 2nd June 2018 10:00 – 16:00

Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED

Workshop cost: £120 + booking fee / 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors/ Early-bird discount of 15% available until 2nd March 2018 or until they sell out.

The Workshop:

This presentation draws on both psychodynamic and attachment theory. Learning will be based on participation; we will do exercises in pairs and small groups to reflect on our client work. The day will include a Powerpoint presentation with discussion. Many clients come for help because they are struggling to make a lasting relationship. Often they are beginning to recognise that they are repeating a painful pattern from their early family life. We will look at:

The dynamics at play when two people fall in love and then
How these compare with the elements which are likely to sustain a long term relationship.
What is the difference between a burning romantic passion and a lasting attachment bond?’
How do we help clients discern whether a new relationship is really any different from previous ones?’
Can we support sufficient change in our client’s internal world so that they will find themselves drawn to a more supportive and loving partner?’

We will also consider:
Clients who move fast through relationships and don’t settle (they may be so avoidant that they leave, or so preoccupied that people abandon them).
Clients who haven’t had an adult sexual relationship and who may or may not consciously seek one.

This workshop will be helpful for Individual therapists whose clients bring relationship issues & couples therapists

The Trainer:

Anne Power trained at The Bowlby Centre, WPF and Relate. She is a visiting lecturer at Regents University London and has a private practice in central London. Her book, Forced Endings in Psychotherapy, explores the process of closing a practice for retirement or other reasons. She is currently researching and writing about logic versus magic in partner choice: random romance, arranged marriage, and dating sites – what’s the difference?



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Since 1907, The Wimbledon Guild has provided a range of services to support local people of all ages.

Today our wide-ranging services are available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. We are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in our history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else.