Managing client risk as a therapist in private practice

1st June 2024, 10.00am - 12.30pm
Counsellors and trainees
£35 (plus Eventbrite fee)

Many counselling courses do not include detailed training on safeguarding practices and risk management, yet we are still required to make judgement calls as practitioners that centre around a client's risk to self and others.

Client risk often raises anxiety for therapists, especially when we work in isolation in private practice. This workshop is designed to reduce some of that anxiety by beginning to equip you with some practical tools and processes that enhance your work and increase your confidence when managing client risk.

With a laid back and informal style, this workshop aims to provide a friendly, supportive space for you to delve into the topic by asking the 'silly' questions, building on skills you already have and gaining valuable tools that are easy to use with clients.

Who is this workshop for?

  • Trainee practitioners already working with clients in placement.
  • Newly qualified practitioners building a private practice.
  • Established practitioners wanting to learn or refresh their risk management skills.
  • This workshop will focus on work with adult clients only.

About Danielle

Before training to become a therapist, I worked in settings which would be considered 'high risk'. I have experience working in custodial care, drug and alcohol services, children's social care, Youth Offending and Forensic CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

As a result of working in these settings for nearly a decade, I have a number of risk management skills and processes I use in my work with clients. Many, if not all, of these roles required me to create detailed and dynamic risk assessments with care plans for the young people and families I worked with. I have been able to utilise these skills and adapt them for working as a solo therapist in a reduced risk private practice without a multidisciplinary team.

These skills are not often taught on counselling courses but they have been invaluable to my practice and provide me with some much needed reassurance when working with clients.

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Steps to consider when a client discloses risk of harm to self or others.
  • How we can use case formulation to help contextualise client risk in a relational way.
  • How to create an appropriate safety plan with clients.

Each attendee will receive a 2.5 hour CPD certificate.

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Hosted by Danielle Bottone

Danielle Bottone is the founder of JourneyOn Counselling and Therapeutic Services. Danielle is experienced in trauma informed therapy with adults and young people, with particular interest in intercultural therapy. She is passionate about encouraging realistic conversations about mental health and therapy, particularly in marginalised communities.

Hosted by Danielle Bottone