In recent years, the benefits and applications of systemic therapy with individuals, in addition to its more traditional practice with families, has been increasingly recognized. This workshop will provide you with a lively, accessible and thoroughly practical introduction to the key theoretical concepts and techniques.  The day will cover:

  • An introduction to systemic theory and practice
  • Systemic interviewing skills
  • Understanding the impact of family dynamics, beliefs and values on relationships
  • Using genograms to explore relationships and patterns
  • Using a case study to help you use what you have learned so far

This workshop is intended for counsellors and psychotherapists who would like to be able to incorporate more systemic ideas into their practice and would suit those who are considering working with couples or families.


Date:  TBC

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Hugh Palmer

Hugh Palmer is a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist.  He is currently based in the market town of Beverley at Beverley Counselling & Psychotherapy, as well as maintaining a small practice from his home in Pocklington.  He has a long track record in both training and providing psychotherapy. Hugh was a lecturer at the University of Leeds from 1994-2000, and after a couple of years working in New Zealand, lectured at the University of Hull from 2003-2012. He recently taught on the Masters in Relationship Therapy for the Relate Institute, and had a close relationship with Relate as a tutor (Relationship Counselling and Family Counselling) and developed several on-line CPD courses for them.

Hugh has previously worked in both outpatient and inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and has particular interests in bereavement and developing systemic practice. He currently works one day a week in the NHS as a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) in an adult service in addition to his own practice providing private therapy, consultation and training. 

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