Public speaking

I am happy to speak at conferences and other events. My style is informal and inclusive and may incorporate arts and sensory activity as well as communicating through words.

Rather than give a formal lecture I like to involve an audience in lively debate and often weave into my talks a mixture of brief illustrative activities that they can experiment with for themselves.  I am familiar with working with translators.

Here is a selection of organisations that I have addressed:

  • Association for Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Philadelphia (child and adolescent discussion moderator) 2010
  • Association of Jewish Refugees/ Kindertransportees/ Second Generation Trust joint conference , London 2015 (on shame)
  • British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy conference, London 2012 (using creative arts in therapy)
  • Chestnut Grove School, London 2009 (staff training day on adolescence)
  • Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapy: The Connected Baby: Colwyn Trevarthen lecture, London 2013 (panel discussant)
  • Confer Big Idea conference, London 2010 (on stepfamilies, with Claire Asherson Bartram)
  • Confer Therapy in Motion conference, London 2015 (on movement and music in therapy)
  • Friends of the British Gestalt Journal London 2008 (on adolescence)
  • TAE-Vienna symposium 2015 (on attachment-based baby watching)

I have facilitated/co-led workshops on the following topics:

  • arts-related therapy practice
  • intergenerational dialogue
  • fatherhood
  • beginnings and endings in therapy
  • collective trauma and its aftermath
  • music for health & wellbeing

Future engagements include:

  • Association of Jungian Analysts (with Roz Carroll) London 2016 (‘Diaspora Stories’)
  • European Interdisciplinary Association for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People, Zagreb, 2016 (on rage)

If you’d like me to speak at your event, please feel free to get in touch.