The Current BPA Programme (and speaker follow-up information)
The programme for the 2016 Spring/Summer/Autumn Terms can be viewed below, or click here to download a pdf version.
Please note that we have just transitioned from planning our programme within the academic year to using the calendar year. Thus only the last three talks below (for the Autumn Term) are new.
you would like to make a suggestion for a future programme or offer
your own talk or presentation, please contact
a member of the committee on the 'Contacts' page.
Please note that all BPA meetings are held at The Randall Room, All Saints Church, Clifton, BS8. Click here for a google maps link. The entrance is on the corner of Pembroke Road and Alma Vale Road in Clifton [in terms of access: up 10 steps with lift then available]. Evening meetings start at 7.30pm. Non-members £10
BRISTOL PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION
2016 - Spring/Summer/Autumn Terms
Birth Trauma: The life long consequences on our physical
and emotional wellbeing
Matthew Appleton is a body-psychotherapist working in private practice in Bristol and a member of the International Society of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. He facilitates workshops for adults to explore their prenatal and birth experiences, as well as training health professionals to work therapeutically with babies. matthew-appleton.co.uk
information (20th Jan 2016) -
has kindly made this article available for download: Every Baby Has a Story to
Monday 1st February, 2016
The Phone Call From Hell: What do we do as a therapist when a sex offender calls?
Juliet Grayson is a UKCP Psychosexual therapist (and supervisor) who has specialised in working with relationships and sexual problems since 1994. She strongly feels that all therapists should be willing and able to discuss sex with all their clients. www.therapyandcounselling.co.uk
information (6th Feb 2016) -
Monday 7th March, 2016
Looser Thread: The Yin and Yang of untangling
knots in experience
Rob Porteous spent 28 years teaching English before retraining as a counsellor at BCPC. For the last 15 years he has worked in private practice in Bristol. He was administrator of the C.G.Jung lectures. He is doing an apprenticeship in Movement Medicine and is a volunteer for Bristol Refugee Rights.
Monday 4th April, 2016
Making sense of things - the neglected core of therapy...?
Arthur Musgrave works in private practice in Bristol. Two decades ago he sat on the then BACís Standards and Ethics Committee. Heís now more critical of some of the long-term trends in counselling and psychotherapy.
information (5th Apr 2016) -
has kindly made the list of books referenced during
his talk available for
Monday 16th May, 2016
Spirit Possession - an
uninvited visitor in the therapy room?
Xanthe Parkin is a Chiron trained Body Psychotherapist working primarily in London. Intrigued by altered states and the many layers of self which emerge in the consulting room, she has undertaken further extensive trainings in Shamanic Healing and Amanae Energetic bodywork, elements of which she integrates into her psychotherapeutic approach.
Monday 6th June, 2016
Moving from Shame to Compassion in Supervision
Karl has kindly made several pages of extra material available for download (as a compressed folder): Shame and Supervision
Monday 3rd October, 2016
Building Resilience in Older People: A new approach based on humanistic psychology
Monday 7th November, 2016
Staying Relational Despite All the Rules
Monday 5th December, 2016
Tackling Abuse on the Front-Line - a community based charity perspective