'Dining Room Dialogues' - Non-monogamous and poly-amorous relationships
June 02, 2019 - June 02, 2019
Walthamstow, East London, E17 4QZ | £25
Non-monogamous and poly-amorous relationships – Sunday 2 June
We will be talking about reasons why people are in these relationships, issues that they may bring to the counselling room, our prejudices and understanding, and thinking about how we support them.
Dining Room Dialogues
‘Dining Room Dialogues’ is a monthly, themed, peer-based group discussion for qualified therapists and trainees who have an interest in the Person-Centred Approach and a belief in a more trauma-informed and non-medicalised approach to mental health and mental distress. It will be a small group of 7/8 people sat around a dining room table, with the opportunity to learn together by each bringing our knowledge and experiences.
Each discussion will be facilitated by Rachel Yates and Jules Haley. Rachel is a qualified counsellor and mental health trainer with over twenty years of experience of working with alternative “models of madness” (Read & Dillon, 2013). Her career has been at St Mungos, a homelessness organisation, within a client-facing role where she has led and delivered psychologically informed and trauma-responsive environments based on the person-centred approach to mental distress. Jules is a qualified therapist with lived experience of mental health issues, including the good, bad and ugly ways of coping.
We will develop new ideas and ways of understanding through our discussion together about specific issues, starting with ‘madness’ over a set of three Sundays followed by a set on gender and identity. You will have an opportunity to learn and raise thoughts, ideas or ask those questions that you may have just keep to yourself over the years. It is totally up to you how much you want to contribute and take away, at your pace and perhaps at times based on what is relevant within the discussion to you.
Please be aware that although these groups are a confidential space, they are not an alternative to supervision and/or therapy.