Course Dates and Calendar of events

Introduction to Counselling & Listening Skills 10-week Course - bookings being taken now

28 April 2021 - Wednesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Counselling Children & Young People in Education & Community Settings

September 2021 Course, dates tbc

Application deadline 18/6/21

Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills & Attitudes

Thursdays 5pm - 9pm
commencing  September 2021

Application deadline 18/6/21 or earlier if all places filled

Intensive Option (dates subject to change)

12/13 February 2022

12/13 March

19/20/21/22 April

14/15 May

11/12 June

12/13/14/15 July

7 May Additional Saturday Workshop

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Mondays early and late options
commencing September 2021

Application deadline 4/5/21
Interviews will start to take place after 20/3/21; first selection panel meeting 4/6/21

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training

Commences September 2021

Fridays 9.30am - 5.15pm

Application deadline 30/7/21


Mitchell Wilson Seminar  

Saturday 1st May 2021     5.30pm – 8.30pm online via zoom

Mitchell Wilson is a training and supervising analyst at the San Francisco Centre for Psychoanalysis, U.S.A.  His central idea is at the same time simple and complex; that the analyst’s desire (also applicable to the counsellor and psychotherapist) has a great impact on the patient/client.

He explains: ”The direct impact of the analyst’s desire on the patient is of great clinical consequence when something is amiss in their relating and interacting.  I believe that when the analyst is confronted by a clinical impasse of any variety – with confusion or boredom, or from a tense moment, to an enactment, to an ongoing stalemate – she is in a state of desire relative to her patient. That is, the analyst wants something she is not getting from the patient, at that moment, but does not know what this wanting amounts to or that she is in such a state to begin with. This state of desire unacknowledged is usually tucked under the umbrella of the countertransference, a state of mind in the analyst that is presumed to be caused by or intimately related to the patient’s unconscious conflicts and struggles” (From the Preface of Mitchell Wilson’s book – The Analyst’s Desire. The Ethical Foundation of Clinical Practice. 2020.).

Mitchell Wilson will be running an online seminar on Saturday May 1st  from 5.30 – 8.30pm in which he will present this idea and its relation to countertransference and ethics.  Places will be limited in order to enable maximum participation and discussion.  The unusual timing of the seminar is due to the time difference between the UK and USA.  Participants will be asked to read two papers on the subject so as to acquaint themselves with Mitchell’s ideas beforehand.

Please contact Jill Brown if you have any questions about this seminar.

Cost of the event: £40 ((£30 concessionary rate for Wessex CP trainees)

Places are limited; to book your place, please make payment to:

Wessex Counselling

Sort code: 40 52 40

Account: 00019093

Please quote your name and ‘Mitchell Wilson CPD’ as reference.

Once payment has been made, please email to confirm and the link to the event will be sent to you.

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