Welcome to our workshop programme!


If you have any queries about these workshops, any ideas for workshops that you would like to attend in the future or would like to support the workshop programme in any way then please contact our workshop organiser Helen Skelton.


We do not offer refunds unless the workshop is cancelled by us.  However, please let Richard Church know if you are unable to attend.  If the workshop is fully booked we may be able to re-sell your ticket to another delegate and provide you with a refund, minus the small paypal fee.


Workshop Booking Info:

Places on each workshop are allocated on a first come first served basis and buying a ticket in advance is essential.


 How to book

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Facilitator: Mick Cooper

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018

Time: 9.30am for a 10am start - 4:30pm.

Venue: Community Base,  

             5th floor conference room,113 Queens RoadBrighton, BN1 3XG

Entry procedure: South Wing entrance, switch on intercom, dial 555, ask to be let in


Cost: £70 Full Cost    

         £50 Concessions/Student/Unwaged


CPD: 6.5 hours CPD certificate on attendance




We’re delighted to announce this one-off event, with all proceeds going to support the development of workshops by the Brighton Person-Centred Community




What does it mean to connect to others in an in-depth way?


What are the effects of relating deeply to clients in therapy, and how can such a such an encounter be facilitated?


This workshop - coinciding with the publication of the second edition of 'Working at relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy' (Mearns and Cooper, Sage, 2018) - will give participants an opportunity to explore their experiences of relational depth, and how it feels to meet others at this level of intensity and intimacy. Through small group exercises, pairs-work, discussion and theory input, the workshop will help participants develop a greater understanding of such encounters, and how they can come to deepen their levels of relating in their therapeutic work.







Mick Cooper is co-author of Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (first published in 2005 with Dave Mearns), and recently returned to Brighton after 11 years living in Glasgow. He is an internationally recognised author, trainer and consultant in the field of person-centred and humanistic therapies.  Mick is a counsellor, psychotherapist and Chartered Psychologist; and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.  Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including Australia, Lithuania and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013, 2nd ed.), and Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2008). Mick's principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and person-centred counselling in schools.  In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.