An inevitable part of our work as children, young people and family counsellors is managing risk, from a range of different perspectives. A clear understanding of potential risks and knowledge of best practice is essential in ensuring that we keep our clients and ourselves safe when working with risk.

This conference will explore the diverse aspects of risk and what that might present for counselling practitioners.

Conference workshops are: 

  • Responding therapeutically to young people who self-harm - Jeanine Connor
  • Risk, danger or cyber trauma? Cyberspace and the impact on CYP and the therapist - Catherine Knibbs
  • Safe-guarding - navigating dilemmas, decisions and conflicts inside and outside the therapy room - Michelle Higgins
  • Working with suicide in the under 18's: key indicators - Tricia Leonard
  • The risks of not working with child trauma, ACES, attachment and dissociation - the importance of being 'TAD' informed  - Lynne Ryan
  • When words are not enough; understanding and responding to risk through arts in counselling - Eleanor Port-Burke
  • Working through the counter transference of risk: recognising and working through anxieties - Bridget McConnell
  • Teams around teens; simple techniques for complex issues - Catherine Healy


ETC Venues, 200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London, EC1A 4HD


More details about the conference programme will appear in due course.

Please download a booking form here

When booking online please add your 2 workshop choices into the specific requirements box.

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