Working in an ongoing therapy group provides us with the opportunity to learn about how we relate to ourselves and others. Witnessing others work in a trusting environment can permit us to share more of ourselves and get feedback on how others see and respond to us. We can develop new ways of communicating and connecting with others.
Self-esteem: Personal Development Workshop with Florence Terry
The ‘How’ of valuing ourselves
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 27th – 28 th 2024
Location: Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, N1 1LA
Time: Arrive by 9:45am for 10 am start finish at 5 pm
Our sense of self-worth is crucial to our well-being. How we value ourselves is at the heart of our relationships with others. When we don’t recognize our value, it can be hard to be compassionate to ourselves and others; learn from our mistakes and appreciate our successes. When our value is high, we manage life’s challenges; appreciate life more fully and have more satisfying contact with others. We can become our best friend and wisest counsel.
Through a mix of individual work, exercises and exploration in small groups, and body work, this workshop focuses on how participants move between low and high self-esteem. It provides many useful tools for maintaining a positive sense of self-worth.
For further information and booking please ring me on 07974 442391, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Florence Terry, Senior accredited member of the BACP, EMDR Europe accredited practitioner, Pesso-Boyden therapist
A Pesso Boyden Therapy Group
with Kate McGeever and Chloe Chancellor
Islington, North London
Six Fridays over a year, Jan – Dec 2024
Pesso Boyden therapy (PBSP) is a powerful therapeutic method that works in a group context with the use of objects and role players to provide participants with a healing experience to overcome past traumas, wounds and losses.
You may be feeling anxious, stuck, depressed or isolated either in your personal life or at work. This is often due to experiences from the past. PBSP is a way of enabling you to come to terms with the past and make changes in your life that will help you to move forward.
As well as gaining new perspective, clients usually experience increased pleasure, satisfaction, meaning and connectedness in their lives following a client session (called a structure). A deeply respectful method, PBSP follows the client’s process.
The group will meet one Friday every two months and each person will get the opportunity to have two structures during the year. The group will be limited to 9 participants.
- Place: Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA
- Dates:January 12th, March 1st, May 10th, July 5th, September 13th & November 8th 2024
- Time: 10am – 6pm
- Cost: £340 per person per term (early bird £315 by 30 Nov 2023)
- Commitment: Minimum commitment 3 terms/one year.
For further information or booking please contact Kate on email@example.com or Chloe on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kate McGeever is a PBSP accredited therapist and supervisor and a BACP accredited psychotherapist. She has a private practice in North London working with couples, individuals and groups.
Chloe Chancellor is a PBSP therapist, an EMDR Europe accredited practitioner, a BACP accredited psychotherapist and a supervisor. She has a private practice in Suffolk, working with individuals and couples.
Over a fifty year career Albert Pesso created a unique and revolutionary body-based method, which combines classical psychology and the latest neuroscience to producing remarkable results.
Offerings with Sandy Cotter
Accredited Pesso Trainer BA, MA, MSc, UKCP Registered
‘Pesso Psychotherapy Touches Places Other Therapies Do Not Reach’
Weekend workshops that can ignite your life
The importance of committed and precise body work – that engages with the emotional and ‘storyline’ right brain – is widely acknowledged. Professor Van der Kolk reflects: “According to recent research, up to 90 percent of human communication occursin the nonverbal, right-hemisphere realm, and this was where Pesso’s work seemed primarily to be directed.” … “When you activate your gut feelings and listen to your heartbreak – when you follow the interoceptive pathwaysto your innermost recesses – things begin to change.” This is exactly the process of Pesso work.
About the Programme
A weekend offers a spacious and relaxed time frame for the tender and exciting adventure of self-discovery.
The group will have up to ten members.
You can attend as a FULL PARTICIPANT: which means you will have a one-hour personal ‘session’ or structure within the group setting. (See the description of a ‘structure’ on page 4 for more details). Alternatively, you can come along as an OBSERVER PARTICIPANT, which means that you take part in the enactment of the ‘structure’ and otherwise participate by being present as fellow delegates unfold their history and each creates a ‘new memory’ as a basis for a better future. (See the description of a ‘new memory’ on page 4 for further explanation). Group members report that they learn and grow in surprising ways by ‘bearing witness to’ the work of fellow delegates.
The purpose of these groups is to provide a POSSIBILITY SPHERE of mutual trust and support where people can – in the words of Al Pesso – “become who they truly are”.
All group members undertake to be present for the full weekend – unless otherwise agreed – and to stay until the end of each day.
For more information please contact Sandy
Dates, Timings, Venue and Costs:
About Sandy Cotter
Sandy is one of three accredited trainers in the Pesso method in the UK. In the mid 1960s she graduated with a first in Psychology from Michigan State University in the US and stepped straight into the exciting wave of the Human Potential Movement, which transformed psychology during the last third of the 20th century. Sandy had experienced a good many modes and models of working with people when she encountered Pesso Psychotherapy in 1997 while attending an introductory workshop led by Professor Lowijs Perquin – a central figure in the development of the method in Europe.
Sandy was taken by the beauty and effectiveness of the Pesso method and set about establishing the first Pesso Training Group in the UK with Dr. Perquin which ran from 1999 until 2003. Then, from 2004 until Al Pesso’s death in 2015 Sandy spent three weeks each summer learning this method under the direct tuition of its founder.
Within a wider professional picture, from 1985 Sandy worked primarily in leadership development in the corporate world. She co-founded the innovative Praxis Centre at Cranfield University’s School of Management which introduced Humanistic psychology into leadership learning.
Pesso Psychotherapy Weekends with Sandy Cotter in 2024 / 2025
January 27 & 28
April 20 & 21
June 1 & 2
November 2 & 3
January 25 & 26
Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 1LA
February 9 (eve), 10 & 11
May 10 (eve), 11 & 12
July 5 (eve), 6 & 7
October 25 (eve), 26 & 27
January 31 (eve), February 1 & 2
3 Widcombe Terrace, Bath, BA2 6AJ
Full Participant: £350 (£295 – Early Bird Booking*)
Observer Participant: £100
*An Early Bird booking is two months before the date of the workshop:
London Workshops: before February 20, April 1, September 23, November 25 in 2024.
Bath Workshops: before March 10, May 6, August 25, November 30 in 2024
For more information please contact Sandy
ANGER MANAGEMENT with Florence Terry
“Temper’s the one thing you can’t get rid of by losing it.”
If you are wanting to solve your anger management issues, I’m here to help, whether you are:
- wanting to learn how to deal with your anger and aggression towards your partner
- looking to stop your outbursts of anger at your children
- concerned about your vehemence or aggression to total strangers; and/or
- wanting ways to handle your frustration and anger at work.
My aim is that you learn what you need to and, at the same time, that you enjoy the process. After initial anxiety, most people are soon saying that they feel empowered and that they look forward to the classes.
And they generally say they feel sadness at the coming to an end of the group days.
In Person: Barnsbury Therapy Rooms N1 1LA – 4 days from 10am to 6pm on:
23 and 24 March and 6 and 7 April 2024
Online: 10 evenings from 6pm to 9:15pm on:
9, 16, 23 and 30 January 6 and 27 February and 5, 12 and 19 March 2024
For further information and booking please ring me on 07974 442391, email me at
email@example.com or visit my website www.stopseeingred.co.uk
An ongoing therapy group for men with Rob Francis
We are living in a time of immense instability, transition and change of identities. Who we are, and how we experience and recognise ourselves as men, is a key part of this.
Working in a group offers us a community of belonging, collaboration and learning, as we do our own work, and witness and engage with others doing theirs. In the group we can practise and grow trust, and help each other to heal, develop, and become stronger. As we meet with each other, we also meet ourselves.
Through this, we can form a view of ourselves and a way of life that is truthful, compassionate and sustainable, over time. We can evolve, individually and collectively, by becoming aware of and ending old attitudes and patterns of being, thinking, feeling and behaving that are redundant and no longer work for us; and through shaping and establishing new patterns of living and communicating that support us to thrive and grow.
I am running this men’s group to provide a space to help us to deepen our awareness, experience and satisfaction; to explore and form new perspectives on ourselves, our lives and our relationships; and to become the men we are, not the men we think we should be.
How to join the group
If you think you would like to join the group, please email Rob Francis to arrange an initial meeting, to explore what you would like for yourself in joining, and to discuss the practicalities.
Dates and times
Starting January 2024, we will meet monthly on eleven Sundays through the year, except for August:
7th Jan, 4th Feb, 10th Mar, 7th Apr, 12th May, 9th Jun, 7th Jul, 15th Sep, 13th Oct, 10th Nov, 8th Dec.
The days will run from 10:00 – 17:00 with a lunch break and a coffee and tea break.
Fee and commitment
The fee for the group is £100 per day. The group will comprise a maximum of eight participants and there is a minimum commitment of seven sessions.
Homa, 26 Lloyd Baker Street, London WC1X 9AW. Homa is between Angel and King’s Cross tube stations.