An interview with Maxine Aston

Maxine Aston is a BACP accredited counsellor and has an MSc in Health Psychology. Maxine is also qualified as a supervisor and a teacher in Adult Education. Maxine runs her own Counselling Centre where she specialises in working with individuals, couples and families affected by Asperger syndrome, she has specialised in this area since 1998. Maxine is one of the few professionals working with adults in relationships and also able to offer assessments for those seeking to discover if they are on the Spectrum.

Maxine  will be delivering her CPD workshop with Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training : Asperger Syndrome: Working With Individuals and Couples on Saturday Sat 3 November

Black, Multi-racial and Trans-racial Adoptive Families: A journey of hope.

Karen Carberry, MSc, Dip.Psych is an international trainer, highly specialist family therapist, and author with over 18 years experience in clinical practice and consultation.

Karen trained at the Institute of Family Therapy, has diplomas in Psychology; Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy; and an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy and currently studying for the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice. Karen is also a Fellow of the Applied Centre of Emotional Literacy Leadership and Research (ACELLR).  Karen is co-author of ‘Black Community Mental Health: International Perspectives, Emerging Trends and Practice ‘(in press). 

An interview with Charles Brown

Charles Brown is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He trained at The Guild of Psychotherapists, London. He is a specialist addictions therapist and an experienced group facilitator. Charles works across the public and voluntary sector where he supervises individuals, groups and teams. Charles is also a training therapist and lecturer. In 2013 he founded BeMe Therapy, a counselling service for black and minority ethnic people living in South London where he also has a private practice. 

Charles will deliver his half day CPD 

Race & Class: Implications, Meanings and their relevance to the Clinical setting - A view from the Bridge on Saturday 20th October 2018 10:00 – 13:00

Sarah Benamer on Working with Chronic Pain

Sarah Benamer is a UKCP registered Relational Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and supervisor who works with individuals and couples. She has a particular interest in the many roles of the body in our emotional and relational worlds. Sarah originally trained as a psychotherapist at The Bowlby Centre and has subsequently undertaken a COSRT psychosexual and couples therapy training.

Sarah will be delivering her CPD workshop with Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training : TOWARDS A SHARED LANGUAGE OF PAIN: Exploring the body, chronic pain and illness in the consulting room on Saturday 6th October 2018

Compassion is at the heart of the therapeutic process. Heart of mindfulness. By Maya Campbell

 Maya Campbell is a qualified mindfulness teacher (MBSR/MBCT/MSC), psychologist (MSc) and research scientist (PhD), with a particular interest in compassion-based approaches. She has completed mindfulness trainings at Bangor University, Oxford Mindfulness Centre and UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and currently works in London delivering mindfulness based courses in a mental health setting and to the general public and has a private practice. She is a consultant on the Heartfulness Project at the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence and has written papers on the use of mindfulness in her recovery from a cardiac arrest in 2009, living with a serious illness and on teaching mindfulness and compassion to other people.

 

May will deliver training at Wimbledon Guild on : Mindful Self-Compassion for Therapists

 Saturday 14th July 2018

 

Guest blog post by Neelam Zahid

Neelam Zahid is a BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has been practising as a therapist since 2004. As well as offering individual therapy, Neelam has run Mindfulness, Relaxation and anxiety groups.

Neelam has specialist training in Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Bereavement Counselling, Online Counselling, Mindfulness, Phobia and Trauma Treatment (The Rewind Technique), and Group work. Neelam has delivered a number of Cultural Awareness Workshops for trained professionals at the AUCC and BACP conferences, as well as for trainees in various educational institutes.

Guest blog post by Deborah Wearn

Deborah Wearn  is a UKCP regesistered Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and is in private practise in East London. Deborah has written this insightful post on her Private Practise journey

Dramatherapy & Recovery a conversation with Simon Marks

 Simon Marks is an MA qualified, HCPC registered Dramatherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and LGBTQ+ group facilitator. He specialises in LGBTQ+ mental and sexual health, addiction and recovery. His work centres towards healing and re-parenting the inner-child, and recovering the authentic self. On Saturday 11th November Simon will be bringing his CPD on Understanding Addiction: Dramatherapy & Recovery - “The Hero’s Journey” to Wimbledon Guild Counselling training. 

An Interview with Linda Cundy about our upcoming Adoption & Attachment Conference in 2018

Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in private practice. She has run courses on attachment at the Wimbledon Guild for sixteen years, and is lead tutor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy. She has taught at a number of psychotherapy organisations.We are fortunate to have Linda both chairing and speaking at our Feb 3rd 2018 Conference on Adoption & Attachment. 

An interview with Georgina Hoare Head of Talking Therapies

Georgina Hoare is the Head of Talking Therapies at Wimbledon Guild and also has a private practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, supervisor and consultant.  She trained at Birkbeck, WPF and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and has worked in the NHS, Education and voluntary sectors, primarily with people with complex mental health issues over the last twenty years. 

A Q&A with Anne Power

We are really excited to have Anne deliver CPD with us on: How much can therapy help clients who want to make 'better' relationship choices, Saturday 2nd June 2018. We caught up with her to discuss her background, research and hopes for her training day with Wimbledon Guild Counselling.

Cybertrauma a Q&A with Catherine Knibbs

Catherine Knibbs Msc is an Author, Researcher and trauma therapist .She is CEO and Director of PEER Support Yorkshire CIC and is the only Cyber-trauma researcher, consultant and public speaker in the United Kingdom. Catherine has interests in the phenomena of cyber related compassion as an antithesis to cybertrauma such as the phenomena of cyberbullying.

Mindfulness in practise: A Q&A with Maya Campbell

On Saturday 28th October Maya Campbell will be running CPD with Wimbledon Guid Counselling Training on Mindfulness In The Therapeutic Relationship

We chatted to Maya about her practise both personal and professional and her hopes for her training day with us. 

An Interview with Graham Music

Ahead of Wimbledon Guild Counselling Training’s annual conference Adoption & Attachment on Feb 3rd 2018 we caught up with Graham Music who will be a keynote speaker on the day.

'The Impossible Profession' An Interview with Michael Soth

Michael Soth is an integral-relational Body Psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor (UKCP), with more than 30 years' experience of practising and teaching from an integrative perspective. As part of our 2019 programme of CPD events we will welcome Michael to Wimbeldon Guild to deliver his workshop 'The Impossible Profession,' this event will take place on Saturday 7th december 2019.

Wimbledon Guild Counselling training interviewed Michael about his innovative workshop.

About Us

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.

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