Working Effectively with Anxiety & Depression - Week 2 of Summer School

Course Overview 

24th - 28th July 2017, London

This 5-day experiential training is week two of our 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Professionals.

Staying in relationship with ourselves requires openness to the emotional, physical and mental tides of being human. Anxiety and depression are two labels given to the most painful human experiences. They are  interconnected both experientially and neurologically – and necessary to being and staying alive.

Anxiety and depression are often residual of trauma and nearly always present in addiction and dependency. Attending to these inner messages can transform them into teachers on our individual journey to resilience, compassion and meaningful purpose in our lives.

Over the course you will learn tried and tested approaches to wholistically activate and support recovery from life-compromising depression and anxiety. As we understand more about the human system’s ability to rebalance and self-regulate we are empowered as practitioners to be of even more help to those who seek a better quality of daily life and personal empowerment.

You can complete this course as Accredited Continuing Professional Development, as a module of our Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy, and as core training for those working towards UKCP Registration through BeeLeaf.



'Extraordinary, awe- inspiring in-depth learning.'

Anthony Higgins, Mental Health Support Worker

'What I have found most useful about this course is the balance between psycho-education, activity and demonstrations. Inspiring Exemplars who demonstrate flexible therapists attributes.  Reminder of basic Steps to help in-minds development. The importance of not imposing on others’ maps . Time and space! Safety. Holistic systemic models.'

Lizzie Houghton, Counsellor

'Intense and thoroughly enjoyable both at the same time.'

Parmjeet Sidhu

Course Aims 

24th - 28th July 2017, London

Throughout this course you will gain a theoretical and experiential learning, integrating relational and outcome oriented priorities according to a client’s growing connection to self and environment. You will explore some of the core effective components of diverse therapeutic possibilities, including the helpful and problematic aspects of setting goals, re-opening sensory feedback systems, self-induced states of relaxation and developing autonomous decision making. MIndfulness and Ericksonian approaches will be explored along with other Social & Interpersonal models of psychotherapy.


Course Content 

24th - 28th July 2017, London

  • Identify and demystify with the client their inner experience of depression and anxiety
  • Integrate personalised assessment as relationship-building process
  • Combine supportive assurance with recognition of the client’s self-efficacy
  • Compassionately understand the inner dynamics of feeling “stuck”, “hopeless” and “unable”
  • Engage with the socio-political frustrations that drain hope, power and security
  • Helpfully attend to connected processes such as trauma, compulsion and dependency
  • Embrace and safely hold processes of breaking down to break through
  • Embrace the wide spectra of human emotion
  • Utilise past causes to integrate a meaningful narrative and sustainable sense of self
  • Model how subjective constructs of the past-present-future continuum impact thinking
  • Connect your empathic observations of the individual with researched neurological patterns
  • Track and make use of manifestations such as panic attacks, socio-phobia and unrealistic pessimism
  • Develop crucial skills in facilitating greater relaxation, self-expression, confidence and concentration
  • Engage the “unconscious mind” to reconcile inner conflicts, paradoxes and self-defeating behaviours
  • Understand why reflective conversation alone may not be enough to relieve depression and anxiety
  • Help clients to live life more fully and be at greater peace with themselves and the world


Learning & assessment 

  • At BeeLeaf, we believe that to work flexibly and ecologically, it is not enough to merely digest the content knowledge of the various techniques and procedures that make up a practitioner’s  toolbox.We believe in a process oriented learning environment that supports the development of your communicational and reflexive skills as a practitioner. By the time you have completed a BeeLeaf course you will have developed practical skills that can be practiced within a whole variety of contexts.

  • The variety of teaching methods used on our courses serve to support as many different learning styles as possible.

  • Whilst time is given to inspirational and clarifying ‘chalk and talk’,  you can be sure that live demonstrations and practical exercises are the core of the experience and contribute to making this a warm, fun and friendly environment in which to acquire your new skills.

  • A combination of deductive and inductive learning assures that learning is an “inside-out-outside-in” process that combines absorption with discovery and exploration.

  • Colourful training manuals published by BeeLeaf serve to enhance and enrich the learning experience that is unique to BeeLeaf.

  • Certificate of Attendance for 35 hours of UKCP and NCP Accredited training.  Minimum of 90% course attendance required.



Imi Lo
Imi Lo

Imi is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, HCPC Registered Art Therapist, and Social Worker.
She specialises in the topics of emotional intensity, sensitivity, and borderline  (emotional unstable) personality disorder. Imi she offers a unique perspective that combines scientific therapy approaches and more artistic and intuitive methods to help people address deep-rooted emotional patterns.  Read more

Julie Sale
Julie Sale

Julie is a UKCP Registered Contemporary Psychotherapist, COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Psychotherapist and AAMET Emotional Freedom Techniques Trainer. Julie specialises in the treatment of anxiety, OCD and sex and relationship therapy. Julie has undertaken additional training in CBT and DBT. Read more


Pamela Gawler-Wright
Pamela Gawler-Wright

MSc B.A. Hons., Dip. EHP, Adv. Dip. THP,  UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapist, Master and Certified Trainer in NLP, Clinical Supervisor. Trainer Member of ANLP, MNCP (Snr Accrd.)
Director of BeeLeaf

Pamela Gawler-Wright is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and has since 1994 been a trainer on many UKCP Accredited trainings across several modalities of training. As Director of Training for BeeLeaf, Pam created the Contemporary Psychotherapy qualifying training as a much needed professional path for today’s psychotherapist. Read more

Entry Requirements 

This event is specifically for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who have completed or are completing a qualifying Diploma, especially those who want to add experiential learning to their existing theory base or those who wish to grow in their understanding of supportive theory for their acquired practical skills.


What's included 

  • 5 full days experiential face-to-face training with limited group size

  • Articles video links and practical materials to enrich your learning and confident practice
  • Fully comprehensive workbook published by BeeLeaf

  • Light Refreshments available throughout the day (lunch not included)

  • Certificate of Attendance for 35 hours of UKCP and NCP Accredited training. Minimum of 90% course attendance required


How to Pay 

Pay when you book online using Paypal, MasterCard and Visa. Or call us on 020 8983 9699. We accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards.

If you are being funded your organisation must send us an email including full details for invoicing.


Payment Terms and Conditions 

All cancellations must be made in writing by sending an email to or by writing to:

The Administrator
BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
34 Grove Road
E3 5AX

If you cancel within 14 days of your booking being confirmed a full refund will be given.  No refund will be given if you cancel more than 14 days after a booking has been confirmed. In the unlikely event of BeeLeaf cancelling this training, you will be given a full refund including your deposit and BeeLeaf and it’s Contractors will not be held responsible for any indirect or consequential loss you may experience. BeeLeaf reserve the right to make changes to the course and it’s Personnel at any time. BeeLeaf reserve the right to remove a delegate from the course at any time if it is evident that the course is unsuitable for that delegate. Under these circumstances a full refund of the course fee will be given.


Central London E3 close to Mile End Underground Station.

Full details will be issued with your booking confirmation.



Nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines.

Transport for London publish interactive maps showing Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and bus information.


Application Text 

Closing date for applications: 22nd July 2016

Book and pay here now using our secure online payment system. Alternatively call 020 8983 9699. We accept all major credit and debit cards.