Working Effectively with Addiction & Recovery – Week 3 of Summer School

5 full days 12th – 16th August 2019

Booking Deadline 29th July 2019

This 5-day experiential training is week 3 of our 7TH ANNUAL SUMMER SCHOOL for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and other Mental Health Professionals. It explores applications in both group and individual psychotherapy settings and the therapist’s role in the dependency matrix. You will come away with a practical, empathic and greater spiritual understanding of “the addict” and their journey from psychic ruin to sustainable recovery. Participants can look forward to learning from participants and trainers from a variety of modalities and to being encouraged to consolidate their application of theory to flexibly effective practice.

This course may be attended as a stand-alone event or learning can be enhanced by integrating with further units in our Advanced Diploma in the related subjects of Trauma and Anxiety & Depression.

  • WHEN?

    5 full days 12th – 16th August 2019, 10am – 5pm


    BeeLeaf Members £570

    What’s Included

    • 5 full days experiential face-to-face training with limited group size.
    • Engaging articles and video links and practical materials to enrich your learning and confident practice.
    • Group exercises, time to ask questions, live demonstrations.
    • Fully comprehensive workbook.
    • Light Refreshments available throughout the day (lunch not included).
    • Certificate of Attendance. Counts as 35 hours of Accredited training with a UKCP Accredited Organisation; BeeLeaf.  Minimum of 90% course attendance required.



    By Rail
    Nearest Tube/Underground: Mile End (5 minutes walk) served by Hammersmith and City, District  and Central lines.DLR Bow Road (10 minutes walk).

    Train (few stops by underground or bus) Stratford International, Kings Cross St. Pancras, Euston, Paddington, Victoria.

    By Bus
    25, 205, 277, 323, 339, 425, D6, D7

    Free parking in surrounding streets on weekends.

    By Air
    London City, Luton, Stanstead, Gatwick, Heathrow.

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


    Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford

    Plaza London Hotel

    Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse

    The RE London Shoreditch Hotel

    Holiday Inn London Commercial Road

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment online by Paypal, MasterCard, Visa (debit and credit cards) and Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account.


    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 minus a £50 administration charge.  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 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 this training event 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.

  • Syllabus

    • Recognising and understanding the process called “addiction”
    • Implementing psycho-socio-bio-eco models of dependency
    • Understanding why clients with dependency need something more from psychotherapy
    • Identify the most common error of well-meaning psychotherapists and counselors which can perpetuate the system of pain
    • Engaging with the client’s denial and motivation to engage in healing
    • Understanding the emotional syndrome of pain, shame, craving and lapse
    • Identifying crises and cravings as opportunities for healing
    • Locating addiction within family systems and attachment patterning
    • Activating Interpersonal and Social healing systems
    • What key figures such as Jung, Bateson and Erickson contributed to and took from recovery culture
    • The place of interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Group Therapy, 12 Step Psychology, Storytelling and Psychodynamics
    • Considering Codependence as the underlying driver of unhealthy dependencies
    •  Enhancing relationship with self, other and world as the site of recovery
    • Addressing the trauma of addiction
    • Sustaining recovery and utilising challenges for further growth
    • Reflecting on the “better than well” phenomenon of successful recovery – what does this offer our understanding of being human
    • Applying the Continuous Becoming model in Addiction and Recovery

    Teaching & Learning

    • This is a classroom based training set at high challenge level within a friendly, safe and supportive environment.
    • The training involves exercises in pairs & small groups, live practical demonstrations & theoretical input.
    • Group size is limited to 10 participants to ensure maximum support for Trainees.
    • Information rich colourful workbook published by BeeLeaf and additional digital resources are included in the course fee.
    • Trainers:  Pamela Gawler-Wright


    No formal assessment. Minimum of 90% course attendance required for Certificate of Attendance of 35 hours of accredited training with BeeLeaf; a UKCP Accredited Organisation.

  • This course is for Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Hypnotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Nurses, Drug & Alcohol Workers, and for all Professionals wanting to enrich their current knowledge, understanding and skills in their work with addictions and dependency issues.

    You can attend this training as Continuing Professional Development and as a module of our Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Apply for this course

Apply (£570.00) Working Successfully with Addiction & Recovery Week 3 of Summer School (BeeLeaf Members)

Apply (£595.00) Working Successfully with Addiction & Recovery Week 3 of Summer School

More questions?

Call 020 8983 9699 or email