The Crooked Thicket Therapists’ Support Events
The Crooked Thicket is a social enterprise where one stream of work is Supporting Emergent and Developing Practitioners of Counselling and Therapy. The Therapists’ Support Events are aiming to offer affordable, regular and local Continuing Professional Development (CPD), (aiming to meet the various professional bodies' CPD criteria), opportunities to meet like-minded practitioners, to share practitioners' issues through peer interaction and to enhance self-care with enough time in a nurturing, safe environment to process through experiential work in relationship. The CPD element will include references to relevant theories and models facilitated by a registered counsellor and registered certified play therapist, who has a PTLLS Level 4 qualification, and other speakers/workshop facilitators will be invited for some events. Access to the outdoors is also a feature to include Taking Therapy Outdoors for practitioners interested in this work.
The events are open to those practising, training or interested in development in counselling and other therapies. The workshop based events will mostly be at Gweal an Tops, Redruth, which has some free parking, disabled access and toilets.
Crooked Thicket Therapy Workshops:
To book onto this or other workshops below, please email Anna on firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and date of the workshop or event you would like to attend. This will help with preparation of practical materials and CPD certificates. Many thanks.
The community project/social enterprise involves areas of education, outdoor, creative arts/performance and therapy with its website: www.thecrookedthicket.co.uk
“Depth of Play” is a series of quarterly workshops offering an In Depth Approach for the Use of Play and Creative Arts alongside Talking Therapy in their work (e.g. sandtray, clay and sculptural materials, messy play, music, puppetry, arts and crafts, use of drama/dressing up/role play), with introductions to appropriate theories for each area, experiential work, sharing practical tips, peer supervision, emergent and development issues and aiming to offer a nurturing space and time for the practitioner. 10.30am-1pm as above.
Fees: £7 per person with concessionary rates of £5 for students/trainees and those on low income.
3 hour attendance certificate. Meet from 10am, Workshop from 10 to 1 Venue: Near Redruth: more booking info on request
“Attachments and Transformations: Using Clay and Sculptural Materials in Therapy”
Ongoing workshops are subject to change in response to requests and will include events on : Messy Play and Art; Puppetry, Story Making.
“Taking it Outside” is a series of workshops looking at using therapeutic work in an outdoor environment, considering the impact on confidentiality, health and safety, the effect of natural surroundings and outdoor environments on the client, the therapist and the therapeutic relationship, emergent and developing practitioner issues. Starting June 7th 2014, 10am-1pm. There are plans to build an outdoor kiln using organic/ renewable materials and fuel at the Crooked Thicket Creation Space in 2015 which can be used for use in a Crooked Thicket outdoor therapy event, to fire any clay creations. Next outside event will be in 2016.
"The Crooked Thicket" and its applications for practitioners of Counselling and Therapy: Talk with underlying theories and experiential options event on how The Crooked Thicket can help emergent and developing counsellors and therapists at Cornwall Counselling Network (click for more info) at Cornwall College Camborne on Monday, November 24th 2014, 6.30pm for start at 7pm: cost £2 to non-subscribers
Presentation and Discussion events
Private Practitioners Regional Networking Meetings Cornwall: The BACP is now also going to be advertising through email bulletins and Anna is volunteering for them to set these up. They are mentioned in the BACP quarterly magazine for private practitioners and are also open to non-members. CPD certificates with attendance. You can book and see their pricing via the BACP http://bacp.co.uk/events/network.php Next event April 16th Heartlands Cornwall 10am to 1pm
Venue: Heartlands Cornwall, Dudnance Lane Pool near Reduth TR15 3QY: Copper Room upstairs in Chi Bobel building, lift available. Car park on site. Disabled parking closer to TR15 3QY building, disabled access. www.heartlandscornwall.com
Past Events: “Decisions and Transitions” was a special event aiming to support the emergent and developing counsellor or therapist, including private practitioners, trainees or those interested in starting a private practice, aiming to address their areas of difficulty, starting on Saturday 5th July 2014. This became an inaugural session of the BACP regional group for private practitioners.
"Creativity in Counselling and Therapy: Using Both Sides of the Brain",Talk with experiential options event on Counselling and Play/Creative Arts Therapies at Cornwall Counselling Network at Cornwall College Camborne on Monday, March 10th 2014,
Introductory Event: Symbolism and Metaphor in Counselling and Therapy
This workshop involves relevant theories of using Symbolism and Metaphor in Counselling and Therapy. It considers applications in creative additions to talking therapy, and introduces theories from play and creative arts therapy, involving enough time for experiential symbol work in sandtrays to illustrate these concepts. The first of the “”Depth of Play” series of Crooked Thicket Therapy Workshops (see below this event).
The Crooked Thicket May 3rd 2014 opportunity for meeting up/networking, end at 1pm. Workshop from 10.30am. Light refreshments available at mid- morning break, ending with Question Time and Feedback to help shape future regular Crooked Thicket Therapy Events. Ending at 1pm. 2 hour attendance certificate; Fee: Introductory price of £5 per person Venue: Gweal an Tops, Redruth see http://www.gwealantops.org/ for directions
"Taking It Outdoors" ran its first event on Saturday 7th June 2014 at Gwealantops, alongside the Crooked Thicket performing arts in a different part of the venue. Activities included a group natural materials collage mandala, pair and solo work; considering factors involved in taking therapy outdoors.
Taking It Outside Symbolism and Metaphor in Counselling and Therapy.