Anxiety! Symposia via Zoom Bedford Counselling and Training

Organised by:

Bedford Counselling and Training

20 March 2021

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Price: £60 per person, no concessions

Location: online


Anxiety with Smita Rajput Kamble

Anxiety affects daily life. Development and growth is that rare human achievement when we can overcome anxiety and it’s debilitating affects. This symposium will get to grips with understanding anxiety via a psychodynamic lens.

WHEN: Saturday 20th March, 2021 – 9am to 1pm (with breaks)

WHERE: Via Zoom

COST: £60 (no concessions)

You can pay by direct bank transfer to Coop Bank, Account Name: Bedford Counselling Centre, Sort Code 089299, Account No. 65682890, putting SYMP-21 as a reference and email us to say you have done this, or send a cheque payable to Bedford Counselling Centre to Bedford Counselling and Training, 71 Gwyn Street, Bedfordshire MK40 1HH.

Why do this workshop?
We experience anxiety and fear every day of our lives-whether it is about work, our health and safety and/or our relationships with others. Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder almost always tops the chart of most browsed mental health subjects. This symposium will give you an in depth understanding of anxiety and its roots in guilt, hate and fear of castration. In the therapeutic space of group and individual work you will be able to understand how you as a practitioner help people manage their anxiety and begin to heal.

To understand what is anxiety – its function in normal and abnormal conditions. The effect of fear and anxiety on possibilities of growth and development.
The psychodynamic lens: pre-oedipal and oedipal anxiety. Klein and Freud on anxiety. To discuss how and why we help clients become less anxious and more contained.

Process for symposium:
There will be a speaker presentation on the history of and psychodynamic theories about anxiety as well as examples of its presentation in the consulting room. The presentation will be followed by participant discussion. The speaker will then facilitate pair and group work so that participants can apply theory to their own clinical practice examples.

Target Audience:
This symposium is suitable for qualified and training psychodynamic psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners. The primary theoretical focus will be psychodynamic, but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend as long as they have made themselves familiar with some of the pre-course reading.

Smita Rajput Kamble:
Smita Rajput Kamble is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She is a training supervisor at MHCPC. Smita previously taught at WPF Therapy where she taught the Advanced Clinical and Theoretical Issues seminar to psychodynamic trainees. She also conducts CPD activities within the psychodynamic community in London.


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