ALL workshops and talks are held at The University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, The Cedars, Building 55. Please see the Map and Location tab for directions and a map of the campus.

Doors open from 7.30pm for registration and refreshments. Talk starts promptly at 8pm. Free to members or £10 on admission for non RTG members.

For the 2018 application form please Click Here.


9 January What Can Mentalisation Based Therapy look and feel like in Practice?
Serena Willmott
6 February When things get difficult - surviving attacks in psychotherapy and counselling
Toby Ingham
24 February
Half Day Workshop
When Psychotherapy is Harmful. Further details and a booking form can be obtained by following this link.
Phil Mollon
13 March Why don't Psychotherapists laugh
Ann Shearer
24 April  AGM 
(All members welcome)
8 May Death
Annie Cygler
Half Day Workshop
Jenny Riddell
12 June Female Violence. A Psychotherapeutic Perspective
Anna Motz
9 October Somatic Countertransfernce in trauma work the therapist's body speaks of the client's unconscious
Morit Heitzler
13 November TBC
Cate Lyon
11 December TBC
Christine English

Past Presentations

Summaries of RTG's past presentations can be found by following this link.


When Things Get Difficult - Surviving Attacks in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Presented by Toby Ingham

Biographies: Toby Ingham is a UKCP psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor working in High Wycombe. Before starting in private practice he trained in the NHS at St Bart’s Hospital. Toby is a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists and the Association of Independent Psychotherapists (AIP), and is a BAPPS registered supervisor (SAP). He is a group supervisor for South Bucks Counselling and Riverside Counselling Service

Synopsis: Periodically we will have the experience of being attacked in our work, how are we supposed to handle the experience and make sense of it, and work with it? To my mind a counsellor or psychotherapist needs a well developed theoretical orientation that they can fall back on and refer to during such difficult times. In this workshop I will use Winnicott’s work to consider whether it is possible to survive the attack without retaliating? How do we find the space to think about what is happening in the attack? If we can survive the attack what may develop? Why is it necessary to go through these kind of experiences? I propose to present information and material during part one of the sessions and then get people working through scenarios in small groups. I think it will create a useful, informative and energising session from which people should be able to take away significant insight.

Free to members; £10 on the door for non-members.

RTG talks are approved for Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD: 1.5 external units per session. Sessions may also be used as proof of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as part of re-accreditations. Certificates and records of attendance are available at each meeting.

Disclaimer: All details are subject to change without notice and RTG cannot be held responsible for any financial losses incurred as a result.

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