Money and the therapeutic relationship
Issues around money arise frequently in the consulting room. Both therapists and clients often have feelings around money and these feelings, both conscious and unconscious, can affect the therapeutic relationship. At the same time, money and its role in the therapy process is often overlooked.
In this workshop, we will look at how the therapist’s conscious and unconscious relationship with money might affect the therapeutic relationship. Do our own attitudes towards money and towards charging for our services play out in how we work with our clients?
We will also look at how we might manage our clients financial concerns and any money issues that all too often arise in therapy. Clients will often have feelings about paying for therapy or paying for missed sessions. We will consider a psychodynamic approach to the therapeutic frame and how this might be useful when money matters arise in therapy.
Can money be a means of communication in therapy? What is being played out when money issues arise?
And how do therapists manage their own feelings and anxieties around money?
All aspects around money and therapy will be explored. In the afternoon, case studies from the group will be used to discuss and demonstrate ways we might approach money issues that surface in the therapeutic relationship.
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About the host
Jenny Riddell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. She has a private practice and supervises, trains, teaches and is academic supervisor for master’s dissertations on a variety of psychotherapy trainings. She has worked with Relate, WPF and TCCR and is member of BPC, UKCP, BAPPS and BACP.