An introduction to groups

01256 843 125 01256 843 125
20th - 21st April 2024, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Counsellors and trainees
From £225
Basingstoke & District Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AN

This workshop will introduce the concept of group therapy. We will explore the history and development of group work practice with a brief outline of the psychological thinking of Yallom, Bion and Foulkes.

You will be invited to consider some of the concepts and processes at work in group dynamics through seminars and experiential experiences over the course of two days.

The course

Day one

  • Development of group work theory/theorists
  • Experiential session
  • Exploring the ideas of Foulkes and Yallom

Day two

  • Group work concepts
  • Experiential session
  • Group work processes


Tickets are £250. However, an early bird price of £225 is available until 31 January 2024.

To book your place, visit Ticket Tailor.

Course leader Maggie Sauven MBACP (Accred)

Maggie is an accredited psychodynamic counsellor, supervisor, and Group Work Practitioner. She has a keen interest in the interpersonal dynamics of the individual and the group. Maggie trained with the Institute of Group Analysis and has been involved in setting up and running a number of different groups including group therapy. She believes that understanding group processes can enhance the clinicians' understanding of their clients in individual and couples counselling.

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Hosted by Basingstoke and District Counselling Service

BCS is a busy, vibrant counselling and training organisation at the heart of the community. We have over 20 years’ experience in providing highly respected, comprehensive counselling training in the psychodynamic discipline. Our courses are widely recognised and held in high regard within the counselling profession.

Hosted by Basingstoke and District Counselling Service