Changing Times and Evolving Cultures

This course and introductory workshops encourage a dialogue and reflection. They are offered in the context of our encounters with ‘difference’, exploring its impact on us within the wider society and how we may be affected by this on a personal level or how it impacts in the workplace.  The workshops provide a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment. This course is facilitated by Ounkar Kaur MSc.

Ounkar Kaur MSc.

Member of The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy.

Registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council.

Professional Member of The International Association for Counselling.

Ounkar is a training consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the right of African girls and women. 

She previously worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). Ounkar has a private practice in Bristol and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.



29th September: Identity

6th October: Developing Cultural Competences

20th October: Working with Diversity in ‘Changing Times and Evolving Cultures’

27th October: Managing intercultural dynamics in a teaching environment 

3rd November: Safeguarding and culture- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Radicalisation

17th November: Unconscious Bias – Assumptions and Prejudices 

24th November: Mental Health in the Context of ‘Difference’

Each workshop will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to observe interactions between listener/speaker and an open space/discussion group.



Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, medical and mental health professionals, teachers, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, workers from the third sector, those working in the care industry and anyone with interest or studies in the above topics.


  • The opportunity for personal and professional development in the context of encountering ‘difference’.
  • An opportunity to further develop and enhance existing listening/counselling skills.  

An awareness of cultural competences to support individuals to become more responsive when working with a diverse client group or staff team.

DATE AND TIME: This is an open course and consists of a series of workshops which will be delivered on Saturdays: 29th Sept 6th, 20th, 27thOct and 3rd, 17th and 24th Nov 2018, 2pm – 6.30pm. 

VENUE: The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, 11 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH.  Light refreshments will be provided on the day.

FEES: The cost is £325 for the whole course which consists of all seven workshops. However, if you would like to attend selected individual workshops then this is also an option chargeable at £45.00 per workshop.

Two student/trainee places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis at £250 if you are planning to attend all workshops and £35 for individual ones, this is a gesture to support your learning. All fees are paid in full in advance

TO APPLY: If you would like to attend the whole course and/or individual workshops, please send in a short piece of reflective writing describing an experience of when they felt ‘different’ and you will be contacted to book a place.  For further details on booking contact or call 07480 943378.

This course adheres to safeguarding guidelines, in keeping with this, 

Kaur Therapy & Training Services have their own policies and procedures.


Type of course: 
Kaur Therapy and Training Services
The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, 11 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH
Commencement Date: 
29th September 2018