We run regular CPD events for Clinical Psychologists and allied professionals. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Coming soon:

Using Compassion focused therapy with Children, Young people and families with Dr Ellie Atkins and Dr Holly Thompson

Working with neurodiversity in therapy. With Dr Anna Shipton.

More details will follow.

We ran ‘becoming an anti-racist practice’ on 21st October 2020. We were overwhelmed by the great response, stimulating discussion and passion of the participants. We will run it again in the new year – please do email (drellie@headspaceguildford.co.uk) if you are interested and we will put you on the list.

Becoming an anti-racist practice: 
Headspace Guildford is on a journey and certainly don't have all the answers. However we all feel that silence is not a neutral position, and feel we have something helpful to share. Please do join us on the journey. 

“Counselling is an act of social justice. Therapy is political. To acknowledge our clients’ lived experiences of power, privilege and oppression. To be blind to societal and structurally inequality is to be blind to your client’s truth.” @myira_khan

This event aims to share with others some of the work we have been doing as a practice on becoming anti-racist and engaging with a social justice agenda. We are just at the beginning of this journey and still have a lot to learn, but have invested in work to think about and challenge our own position both as therapists and as part of a profession which is striving to improve ourselves in the face of growing evidence that we need have some way yet to go.

7.30pmIntroduction: Becoming an anti-racist practiceDr Ellie Atkins, Principal Clinical Psychologist
7.45pmCritiques of the anti-racist modelSarah Adewole, Headspace Guildford practice intern
7.55pmAdapting therapy for the cultural contextJemima Onih, Headspace Guildford practice intern
8.20pmDiscussing racism in therapySarah Adewole, Headspace Guildford practice intern
8.35pmReflectionsDr Sara Latif, Clinical Psychologist
8.45pmDiscussionEllie, Sarah, Jemima and TBC with all attendees

Cost: £15 per person.

This is a non-profit making event and the charges are to cover the cost of the internships and to pay the interns for their preparation and presentation time.

Spaces will be limited to ensure that there is adequate time and space for discussion. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in attending please email me at drellie@headspaceguildford.co.uk putting ‘CPD event’ in the subject line.