Relate Cambridge is delighted to announce details of our new and exciting CPD programme. This is a unique opportunity for practitioners both within Relate, and also for those working independently or for other organisations, to benefit from our varied programme. Our trainers offer a huge range of experience and expertise.


To book any of the below CPD courses, please download the booking form above and return to admin@relatecambridge.org.uk

Payment  Costs of each CPD are outlined below. A non-returnable deposit of £10 is required to secure your place. Please pay the full amount no later than 4 weeks before the CPD you wish to attend. Payment options will be given once your booking form is received.

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17th June 2017
10am - 4pm


Venue: The Education Centre at Arthur Rank Hospice
Led by David Mann

This workshop explores the particular features of working with and in the erotic transference and countertransference in the therapeutic setting. Though explored largely from a psychoanalytic perspective, this workshop is suitable for counsellors and therapists of all therapeutic disciplines.

The erotic transference includes those sexual feelings the patient/client projects or invests in the therapist/counsellor. The erotic countertransference includes the erotic feelings the therapist/counsellor has about, and towards, the patient/client. The workshop aims to explore ways of understanding the meaning of sexual feelings in a therapy setting both in terms of the difficulties and the opportunities the presence of sexual feelings raises for the progress of the therapy. We will explore how these feelings can be an important source of information and how we can make use of this information to help the client.

This one day workshop consists of work in small and large groups; work in pairs and creative visualisations. Participants will be expected to bring examples of their work that is relevant to the discussion.

B.Sc.(Hons), Dip. ATh. Lives in Tunbridge Wells and works in private practice as a supervisor and psychotherapist. He was a Consultant Psychotherapist in the NHS for 15 years. He is a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, the British Association of Art Therapists and is registered with the British Confederation of Psychotherapists and the UKCP. He teaches, lectures and runs workshops all over the country and has published extensively in leading psychotherapy journals. His books include: Psychotherapy - An Erotic Relationship: Transference and Countertransference Passions .(Routledge 1997)  Erotic Transference and Countertransference: Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy (Routledge 1999) Love and Hate: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge 2002). The Past in the Present: Therapy Enactments and the Return of Trauma (Routledge 2008). In his free time he is the singer and guitarist with his band, The Freudian Slippz.