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CPD Workshop for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Saturday, 25th June 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


This creative and practical workshop combines core ideas on working relationally, with the experiential tools of Applied Improvisation*, to enable therapists to feel more present, more connected and more confident about consciously working with interpersonal dynamics and patterns.

It will help you:

  • Support yourself and your clients to stay in the here and now
  • Attune to clients’ verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Notice and work with contact and connection
  • Understand and counteract fear and shame processes in the therapeutic space.
  • Cultivate creativity, intuition, trust and resilience in your relational work.

Day Content

Research** indicates that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client matters more than the therapist’s modality / approach.  Yet working relationally can prove difficult in practice. Clients are unpredictable and events in our own lives may bring challenges which affect relational contact and impact therapeutic outcomes.

In this training day we will use Applied Improvisation* exercises, and discussion about the core principles of relational therapy, to enable embodied, felt, and cognitive experiences to support relational contact in the here-and-now.

For more information on the shape of the day and session content click here righthererightnow2016



Wanjiku Nyachae is UKCP registered and a registered member of BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist with experience of working therapeutically in a range of settings including private practice, the voluntary sector and higher education. She is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach. A Gestalt therapist, coach and organisational consultant Wanjiku has a particular interest in how applied improvisation helps therapists build their relational capabilities and resilience.


Jon Trevor is the founder of Improv Initiative, which specialises in using the tools of Applied Improvisation to develop leadership and teamwork within organisations. He is the founder and CEO of Let’s Talk, a training company specialising in all aspects of personal communication – one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many. He founded, runs, teaches and performs with Box Of Frogs, Birmingham’s premier Improv workshop. He is on the Board of the Applied Improvisation Network, an international body representing around 2,000 practitioners. He is a certified Premier NLP Practitioner.

* There is no performance involved in this workshop

**Lynch, Margaret McCoy, “Factors Influencing Successful Psychotherapy Outcomes” (2012). Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers. Paper 57.


Saturday, 25th June 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Cascade Therapy & Let’s Talk
0121 684 1052


BPS University
32-34 Colmore Circus Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6BN United Kingdom
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0121 667 3665