Counselling couples and families. A person-centred approach
Charles O’Leary will offer a two day workshop on counselling couples and families that will include many updated features of past workshops, and reflection on forty years as a person-centred couple and family therapist.
To be presented, demonstrated and explored:
- Rogers’ six conditions applied to relationships.
- Active as well as client-centred therapist involvement.
- Common factors in all good therapy and unique to client-centred therapy.
- DVDs of client sessions plus in-room demonstration of work with difficult clients.
- Revised list of O’Leary’s tasks of person-centred couple and family therapists, including the roles of translator, moderator and host.
Expanded content for participants’ self-discovery:
- The counsellor’s inner dialogue: facing fear and inadequacy as well as over confidence and control, the search for confidence that includes humility.
- Dialogue between the counsellor and their role models, including Carl Rogers.
- Reflection on your past, current and future clients and the person you bring to meet them.
- Five ways to be unhelpful as a person-centred couple and family therapist and six ways to be helpful.
- The counsellors life-cycle: advantages of being a beginner, in mid-career and in later career.
Charles O Leary has a sensitive, respectful, caring and accepting way of being, which encourages people to access, and ultimately to communicate, their personal thoughts and feelings.
"He inspires me to be the best I can with the clients I work with."
Fiona McCarthy, Director, Counselling Centre at Knock Shrine, Ireland
“Charlie O’Leary has a powerful reputation as a family therapist and as a teacher of family therapy. Above all, he is an observer of families and family life whose commentary on what he observes combines truth and humour in a fashion which might be likened in British terms to ‘John Cleese with a doctorate in therapy.'”
More information at https://charles-oleary-mar-19.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.