Running groups for clients who struggle with anger related issues
The therapeutic encounter offers space for all emotions, some of which can feel more challenging to the therapist than others.
Anger and other associated feelings e.g. shame, seem ever increasing in our fast paced, ‘perfectionist’ society. This workshop is timely and not only seeks to offer an understanding of anger and associated affects, but considers ways of thinking about working with the feelings and related thoughts and behaviours in group format.
There is much evidence that groups’ of clients who struggle with the same issue can work effectively to support one another towards psychological health, when led by well-informed, emotionally aware and potent therapists.
This workshop has been developed for anyone working with clients who struggle with anger or shame related issues. Anger can be a powerful, embodied emotion which when used appropriately can be very effective in clarifying an individuals needs and boundaries. It will include experiential, didactive and discursive elements, in a safe, contained environment.
Over the two days we will offer:-
- Insight into both client and therapist processes around anger and shame in a therapeutic environment.
- Time to explore the concepts of working with anger issues through a transactional analysis lense.
- Insight and theory for screening and running an anger group.
- Space for attendees to consider the type of group they wish to run.
- Experiential methods for linking theory and process.
- Consideration for dealing with enactments and threats to personal growth.
About the host
Helen Davies & Nicky Worrall are both PTSTA(P), CTA & UKCP reg. Transactional analysts. Nicky is also a BACP accredited counsellor & runs a private practice in Winchester, offering therapy & supervision. Helen runs a private therapy & supervision practice in Chichester. They both lecture on several training programmes across the South of England.