Events and News

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Forthcoming CPD Events:

Tuesday 13th June 18:30 - 20:30 online

Damian McCann: Working with same-sex couples and other identities – Is it really so different?

To book:

This webinar explores the question of what may be different when working with same-sex couples, parents and those with other gender or sexual identities. How do we think about and position ourselves as therapists when working with difference?


Damian McCann D.Sys.Psych.
is a psychoanalytic couple
psychotherapist working at Tavistock Relationships, London,
and adjunct faculty member of the International Psychotherapy
Institute (IPI) Washington, DC, and a member of the Editorial
Board of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. He is also a
consultant systemic psychotherapist with many years of
experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. He has a particular interest in working with gender and sexual diversity in psychoanalytic practice and has published and taught wides on this topic. His doctoral research was concerned with understanding the meaning and impact of violence in the couple relationships of gay men and he is involved in developing approaches to working with couples in which there is violence and abuse. He’s the editor of Same-Sex Couples and Other Identities: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge, 2022).

Wessex CP CPD Online Events Terms and Conditions

Tickets are valid for the date and time stated. We use Eventbrite as the platform to sell tickets to our events and your link and access will be emailed to you via Eventbrite.

You may give your place to another person if you let us know that person’s name at least 24 hours before the event begins. Please send this email to

Refunds for Online Events cannot be given in any circumstances except as follows:

  • You cancel in writing to 30 days before the date of the event you have booked, in which case you will be entitled to a 50% refund.
  • This does not apply to parts of an event such as a regular group, but only to a whole event or complete series.
  • If a speaker cancels, we will offer a full refund OR transfer your fee to another Wessex event.

We reserve the right to change our prices at any time. Regrettably, discounts offered after you made your booking cannot be claimed or applied retrospectively.

CPD certificates will not be issued automatically; please contact us should you require a certificate.

By attending an online event, ticket holders consent to being recorded.


Recordings Available:

We are pleased to be able to offer recordings of the following seminars.  The cost of each is £25.

Please make payment to:

Wessex Counselling
Sort code: 40 52 40
Account: 00019093

Please quote your name and ‘CPD’ as reference.

Once payment has been made, please email to confirm and which recording you would like.

Dr Adrian Hayes - From Winnicott to Self-Agency: Recovery Through Psychotherapy

Dr Adrian Hayes - Psychotropic Medication in Psychotherapy

Mitchell Wilson – The Analyst’s Desire 

Marguerite Reid - Born in the Shadow of a Loss; the Replacement Child (penumbra baby) 

Darian Leader - Mourning and Melancholia

Karen Maroda: Conflict avoidance, enactment & negative countertransference

Professor Brett Kahr - Erotic Tumours of the Mind




In 2023 we celebrate 40 years of being established.  A range of events and initiatives is being organised.

25th March 2023 - Charity Music Event

23 Bath Street, Frome
5pm - 10pm

Raising awareness and funds to support our Youth Space  counselling service for 15-18 year olds.