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Working with clients with a psychiatric diagnosis, with Dr Rachel Freeth.

March 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop will be in Room One of the Chandler’s Ford Methodist Centre, 10am to 4pm, max of 20 participants. £50 to hacp members, £60 to non members.  For an application form, please email info@hacp.co.uk

To confirm your place, complete application form form and pay the fee to HACP:  Santander,  sort code 090151 account number 43775502

Synopsis of the Training Day

It is increasingly common these days for people experiencing mental and emotional distress and disturbance to be given a psychiatric diagnosis of mental disorder, and some even diagnose themselves. This includes many clients seeking and receiving counselling and psychotherapy, which will have a range of implications for our work as therapists.  Through a mixture of theoretical presentation, small group exercises and discussion, this workshop aims to:

  • Offer a conceptual overview of psychiatric diagnosis and the classification of mental disorders
  • Consider the range of subjective meanings and psychosocial consequences of receiving a psychiatric diagnosis
  • Provide an opportunity to explore some of the issues, questions and challenges that might arise when working with clients with a psychiatric diagnosis.


Biography – Dr Rachel Freeth

Rachel previously worked as an NHS psychiatrist in the NHS.  Throughout most of her psychiatric career she has also been a person-centred counsellor. Straddling these two very different worlds, Rachel has for many years also provided workshops and talks for counsellors and psychotherapists on subjects relating to psychiatry and mental healthcare.  See www.rachelfreeth.com  for her publications, including her latest book Psychiatry and Mental Health. A guide for counsellors and psychotherapists (2020; PCCS Books).


March 5, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chandlers Ford Methodist Church
Winchester Road
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO53 2GJ United Kingdom
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