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Working with Metaphor

This 1 day workshop, available in Poole and Exeter, offers participants the opportunity to understand more about the theory and practice of metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy. 
This interactive, creative and practical workshop will consider metaphor as part of narrative therapy, but will also give participants the opportunity to consider how the approach can be integrated into their own practice and work with clients.

  • Metaphor is a creative and evocative way to make meaning of our lives.
  • Clients and counsellors often communicate through metaphor.
  • Attending to verbal and non-verbal metaphors can add greater insight, new perspectives and movement to therapeutic encounters.

Course Details

Key features:

  • Opportunities to work with metaphor in relation to understanding the self, trauma, relationships and problem solving.
  • Opportunities to consider case study examples.
  • Experiential work with creative exercises using metaphor.

Our CPD workshops are open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and those in helping professions who work therapeutically with others, including Emotional Literacy Practitioners.

How to apply:

Simply sign up using the booking form on this web page - supplying the requested details and paying the applicable fee (please see the 'Fees' tab for further information and details of other ways to pay). 


What our Students Say

“It achieved a great balance between knowledge of the topic and making this interesting and close to us... the Tutor managed to make {the lecture} understandable to us with day to day examples. At the same time we felt that he was really an expert in the topic. From a HR perspective we were delighted to get so many people participating in the Q&A after the talk, as this is not the usual way our staff behaves.”
Monica Wilson - Tailor-Made Training

What our Students Say

"On the Supervision Course I learnt a lot about how to be a supervisor and it has given me confidence to go out and put my new knowledge and skills into practice. But more than that the tutor facilitated a truly responsive learning space that made the experience unique. The best course I have ever done!"
Miya Bond - Diploma in Supervision Graduate
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