Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

1 day Workshop: 9:30am - 5pm

Conference Details

Presented By: Mick Cooper

Date/Time: 19th November 2018 at 9:00am until 19th November 2018 at 5:00pm

Venue: Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF

Location: Derby

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Event Description

Registration is from 9am. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as will a CPD certificate.

Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy


What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way?  What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such a such an encounter be facilitated? This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy: in both their therapeutic practice and everyday life. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore and discuss its relation to compassion and how it can help to enhance the theory and practice of compassion-focused therapy. Through small group exercises, pairs-work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a deeper understanding of such encounters, and also how they come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Understand the nature of relational depth

Articulate their own experiences of in-depth relating

Understand the latest research findings on the nature, impact and prevalence of relational depth in therapy

Recognise means of deeepening levels of relating with clients

Recognise their own chronic strategies of disconnection and other barriers to relational depth


Session 1: Experiencing relational depth, in and out of therapy

Session 2: The importance of relatedness to psychological wellbeing

Session 3: Deepening our levels of relating with clients

Session 4: Chronic strategies of disconnection

Riverside Chambers, Full Street, Derby DE1 3AF, Derby

Additional Information

Mick Cooper

Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and psychological Transformation (CREST).  Mick is a chartered psychologist, a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential, and relational approaches to therapy; including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd ed., Sage, 2018, with Dave Mearns), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2011, with John McLeod), and Existential Therapies (2nd ed., Sage, 2017).  Mick has led a series of research studies exploring the processes and outcomes of humanistic counselling with young people.  Mick is the father of four children and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England.  

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Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request.