Past Events

Saturday, 11 November 2023 - 10:00am
Our yearly meeting will soon be upon us, so join for an update on how Solent is going, what the last year has meant for us, and what plans are for 2024
Monday, 2 October 2023 - 7:30pm
Please come along to The Chichester Inn for a meeting with fellow members to discuss all things therapy and non-therapy related! We can share ideas, resources and link people in with others.
Saturday, 18 February 2023 - 2:00pm
This is the rearranged event that was due to be held in person after our AGM in October. Del will now present his introduction to EMDR to us via Zoom. This will be a starter session, for anyone interested in this topic who would like to learn a little more about what EMDR is about.
Thursday, 19 January 2023 - 7:00pm
The committee thought it would be a lovely idea to get together in the new year to talk about Solent and what you, as members, would like to get from the group. For this reason, you are invited to the Chichester Inn on Thursday 19th January to chat with us about your thoughts, meet others from Solent, and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy a drink on us! We have booked out the front bar for the evening, so the space is ours to enjoy for a few hours.
Saturday, 19 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Hannah Rees is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor and Gestalt Psychotherapy Tutor, EMDR and Trauma Specialist and Voicework and Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Provider.
Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 2:00pm
This event has now been cancelled
Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 12:00pm
Our Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to hear about the work Solent has been doing this year, how that has all gone, as well as what we have planned for 2023. You can also have your input and feedback around how you think things are going, so don't be shy!  Whilst tickets are free, it would be great if you could please grab one if you plan on coming, to help us in when catering for lunch
Saturday, 10 September 2022 - 10:00am
It is now very common for people experiencing mental and emotional distress to be given a psychiatric diagnosis. This includes many clients seeking and receiving counselling and psychotherapy. This session will offer a conceptual overview of psychiatric diagnosis and the classification of mental disorders, along with providing an insight into how a psychiatric diagnosis is made. It will also consider the range of subjective meanings and psychosocial consequences of receiving a psychiatric diagnosis and explore some of the implications for our work as counsellors and psychotherapists.
Saturday, 16 July 2022 - 10:00am
This workshop offers a general introduction to working with clients who have eating disorders or disordered eating. It aims to offer a conceptual framework for understanding the misuse of food, using attachment theory, and then to offer a wide range of strategies for working with clients. Central areas for consideration include, emotional language, attachment history, self esteem, body esteem and identity, relationships and self soothing. Pleas Note: this will be an online workshop, via Zoom
Saturday, 11 June 2022 - 10:00am
Emma will talk through how therapy can work in an outdoor setting, looking at the implications for your practice, as well as the practicalities of where/when and the famous Britsh weather! Whilst we will meet in the Friends's Meeting House, we hope the weather will be nice and we can use Priory Park (situated opposite) for some practical examples and practice.
Saturday, 26 March 2022 - 10:00am
Join us at the Friend's Meeting House in Chichester for Kitty's workshop around superevision and how to work creatively. The session will involve working with individuals and groups, where there will be plenty of opportunities for discussions and break-out groups.
Saturday, 18 September 2021 - 2:00pm
Simon is a psychosexual psychotherapist specialising in the treatment of sexual and relationship issues. He presented a useful and well-received talk for us in 2019 which explored the life in a day of a psychosexual therapist. The issues Simon treats also include erectile dysfunction, pain during intercourse, loss of libido (sexual desire), sexual addictions including Internet pornography addictions, relationship difficulties and the impact of serious illnesses including cancer, strokes and cardiovascular issues on sexual function and relationships.
Saturday, 17 July 2021 - 2:00pm
David will present a talk on Jung’s 5 Functions: The Functions of Consciousness. These functions refer to the different ways in which the conscious mind can apprehend reality. According to Jung, these are (a) Sensation, (b) Intuition, (c) Thinking and (d) Feeling. David will also invite us to explore the implications of the shadow, which operates outside of our conscious awareness as a one-sided use of one or two functions at the expense of the other.
Saturday, 15 May 2021 - 2:00pm
In this workshop Meg-John aims to help us gain a broader understanding on the topic of gender, sexual and relationship diversity by means of an interactive Zoom workshop as a taster to gender issues. The session will comprise a 45 minute Q&A session with a participant on a relevant set of questions; followed by opening it out for the group to ask questions, comment, and explore the topic further.
Saturday, 27 March 2021 - 2:00pm
Debbie is a Craniosacral and Brainspotting Therapist as well as an advanced TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises)<
Saturday, 27 February 2021 - 2:00pm
This has been a year like no other and some of you may feel very disconnected to fellow therapists, as our work tends to be very isolating. For this reason, SGPC would like to invite you to attend this free keeping in touch session. Come along, have a chat with fellow counsellors about anything that would be useful. That could be a discussion around how you've adapted your work in response to the pandemic, or it could be a space to dicuss anything other than Covid! If there are people wanting different topics of conversation, break-out room can be utilised to seperate these out
Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Please note that this a workshop for SGPC members only. SGPC Member, Carol Jones practised in the NHS for over twenty five years working therapeutically with patients with serious psychological difficulties, and latterly with university students with mental health problems. She has a particular interest in Jungian concepts having experienced a lengthy, personal Jungian Analysis and Jungian Supervision.
Saturday, 14 May 2016 - 2:00pm
A number of members have requested that we run an afternoon workshop on this theme and we look forward to welcoming Pam, for whom this has been an area of interest and expertise for many years.  You can read more about her background, her experience and her achievements below. She is keen for people to bring questions and ideas from their practice to the session, and hopes to lead a lively and interactive session.
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 2:00pm
Lyn Jennings will present a practical workshop with space for reflection and discussion on the subject of ‘shame’ in our therapeutic work. During the workshop we will explore the ‘manifestation of shame’, the ‘circle of shame’ and the relationship between ‘guilt’ and ‘shame’.
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Karunavira (aka ‘KV’) holds an M.Sc. in Mindfulness-based Approaches with Bangor University, an FdSc in Person Centred Counselling (BACP), and a Dip Ed. KV is a senior trainer and tutor on the CMRP Masters Programme, and is a founding director of Mindful health Llp, which delivers Mindfulness Teacher Training programmes within the NHS, he is also a part-time NHS psychotherapeutic counsellor.
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 9:30am
Trainer: Helen Riseborough (Consulting and Training Solutions)
Saturday, 16 January 2016 - 9:30am
Trainer: Helen Riseborough (Consulting and Training Solutions)
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 2:00pm
Dr. Aaron Balick is delivering an intimate and interactive workshop focusing on the management of therapeutic demands in an increasingly digital society. Special attention is given to looking at relational boundaries and the threat of ‘blurring’ in an ever-ready social media engaged world, especially amongst younger people.
Saturday, 17 October 2015 - 2:00pm
Dr Lorraine Bell is a consultant clinical psychologist; fellow of the British Psychological Society and leads the psychological therapies service in secondary mental health for Portsmouth. She is an experienced therapist, trainer and supervisor who now practises exclusively third wave therapies.
Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 2:00pm
Professor Jeremy Holmes Attachment as a Therapeutic Modality
Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 2:00pm
Members Only Workshop  Facilitator: Janet Aldridge Transitions Many of us have an inner pull towards the status quo, especially if it is comfortable, and when we make changes we enjoy the sense of mastery that that brings. When change is imposed on us, often change that takes place over weeks or months or even years, then we find ourselves in the land of transition. Learning to navigate that period of the unknown, perhaps the unknowable, and the resources needed for this is a challenge indeed.
Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 5:00pm
‘Exploring  the Inner Image’ – A Creative Arts Therapy Workshop’ ‘Often the hands will solve a mystery that the  intellect has struggled with in vain’. Carl Jung An introduction to the use of Creative Arts Therapy techniques in  counselling and supervision; to help inform, inspire, and enrich your  practice. Esther M Hunt BA (Hons), MA, Dip Couns, Dip Sup, Reg MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Group Facilitator
Saturday, 7 February 2015 - 5:00pm
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 5:00pm
Overviewing the changes in provision of Talking Therapies during the last decade reflecting the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, Joan Foster will present a new look at Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) outcome data. She will address the challenges facing the voluntary sector and explore how changes in registration might affect the private therapist.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 1:00pm
AGM: 1pm – 1.40pm A new Committee will be elected during a brief business meeting. 2:00pm – 5:00pm Key Speaker: Kate Dunn “Internet  Counselling – ‘To Meet or not to Meet?’ The Therapeutic Relationship in Cyberspace’ Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 1NX
Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 2:00pm
Loneliness is the cause of much personal suffering and is often presented as the reason why people seek psychotherapy. Our need for social connection varies, but when this is not met we suffer social, psychological and physiological damage.  When working with lonely people we too may experience the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that this emotional state produces in the counter-transference.
Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 2:00pm
Understanding a Hoarders Mind-set. Please note seats will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. All members are welcome to join us for the shared lunch from 1.00pm – 1.30pm.
Saturday, 15 March 2014 - 2:15pm
Zoe is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and an experienced Trainer and Consultant.  She has over 20 years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse and exploitation; and delivering training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas (whether therapeutically or within the criminal justice system).
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 2:15pm
Please Note:- This is a change to the event previously advertised. Attendance is for MEMBERS ONLY. Talk will begin at 2.15pm. There will not be a shared lunch on this occasion.
Saturday, 23 November 2013 - 1:30pm
A workshop looking at the interface between Psychotherapy/Counselling & Spiritual Direction. All members are welcome to join us for the shared lunch from 1 pm – 1.30 pm. The workshop will begin at 2 pm.
Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 1:00pm
Our AGM took place on Saturday 19th October 2013 Our guest speaker was Dr Mary Addenbrooke from the Society of Analytical Psychology who spoke on The Labyrinth of Addiction.