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What is Therapy? - 6th April 2022, from 1830-2030

The Metanoia Institute are proud to present a session that explores how therapy can be understood, and how its differing meanings will impact upon both therapists' practices and their assumptions as to its purpose and possibilities.

IAPT services, short term therapy, time limited therapy, working online, working online during a pandemic, the rise of computer programmed therapeutic services and at least 450 different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

The ‘therapeutic world’ in which we place ourselves as clients, students, tutors, supervisors and consultants is very different from the one experienced and envisaged by Freud. It is very different from the therapeutic world that surrounded those thinkers and practitioners who came to be known as the founders of Humanistic Psychology.

In this open discussion, Ernesto Spinelli and Sheila Haugh will explore how therapy can be understood, and how its differing meanings will impact upon both therapists' practices and their assumptions as to its purpose and possibilities.

 

About the speakers

Professor Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation a leading contemporary trainer and theorist of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy as well as the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His most recent book, Practising Existential Therapy: the relational world, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice.

Sheila Haugh - Sheila Haugh has worked as a counsellor/therapist, supervisor and trainer for nearly thirty years. She has worked in a number of different settings as a person-centred therapist including private practice and NHS Psychological Services. She maintains a private practice in Prague and is the programme lead for the MSc Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications at Metanoia. 

 

How to sign up

We're at capacity for this event.

  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • 06 April 2022
  • Online - Zoom
  • Students £10 Members £20 External £30