Events

This is a list of all the upcoming talks and trainings I’m doing which are open to the public, and how to find out more about them. Check here if you want to book me for a gig.

Talking About Sex, Gender, and Relationships

15 September 2020 – Online Webinar

The interview will cover why understanding gender, sexual, and relationship diversity is so important when working with all clients – not just those from marginalised groups. We will also delve into how to help clients to explore their sexualities and genders, to tune into their desires and fantasies, and to communicate with others about their sexual and relationship styles. We will explore the importance of consent in client-work around sexuality, and in general.

Book here.

Working across Relationship Diversity

26 September 2020, online via zoom

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on working with clients across Relationship Diversity. In this interactive session with pauses for self-reflection and group discussion, we will explore the cultural rules of relationships and how those impact people who adhere to them and those who fall outside them. We will cover the diversity of monogomous, monogamish, and non-monogamous relationship styles which are available to clients. We will upack how to help clients to tune in to the relationship style which works for them, and to articulate that to potential partners, friends, and others. We will consider the role of consent in relationships of all kinds, and how we might model and encourage clients around consensual relating. There will be space to ask any questions, and bring client issues for discussion.

Please contact Helen Davies at info@helendavies.org.uk to book a place.

Working with Sexual Desire

30 October 2020, online via zoom

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on working with clients around Sexual Desire and Erotic Fantasy. In this interactive session with pauses for self-reflection and group discussion, we will explore the cultural rules of sexual desire and how those impact people who adhere to them and those who fall outside them. We will cover the diversity of experiences of sexual desire, drawing on Sari Van Anders’ Sexual Configurations Theory. We will upack how to help clients to tune in to their own desires, and levels of desire, and to articulate these with others consensually. We will consider the ways in which exploring erotic fantasy with clients can lead to understandings – not just of their sexuality – but also of selfhood, trauma, and much more. There will be space to ask any questions, and bring client issues for discussion.

Please contact Helen Davies at info@helendavies.org.uk to book a place.

Out on The Page

24 October 2020, 3.00, online

I’ll be talking about my work at Out on The Page.

Book here.

December 2020 – Publication of Sexuality: A Graphic Guide

Self-Care for Practitioners

30 January and 6th February (10-1) 2021, online

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on self-care practices for themselves and their clients.

Book here.

Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity

27 February 2021 & 6th March (10-1), online

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on working with clients across Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) based on my BACP resource.

Book here.

Self-Care and Collective-Care for Practitioners

27 March 2021, Wimbledon

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on trauma-informed self-care and collective-care practices which they might use with clients, and engage with themselves.

Book here.

Gender Diversity

24 April 2021, Bowlby Centre, London

I’ll be talking at this event on gender diversity.

Details to come.

Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity

26th June 2021, Brighton Therapy Partnership, Portslade

I’ll be training counsellors, therapists and other practitioners on working with clients across Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) based on my BACP resource.

Book here.

Moving shame workshop

10th-11th July 2021, Bristol

‘Moving Shame’ is a two day workshop organised and co-facilitated by University of Exeter PhD candidate and Shame and Medicine Project Collaborator Gemma Lucas, yoga teacher/counsellor Catherine Forrester, writer/psychotherapist/creative consultant Dr Meg-John Barker and illustrator with expertise in communication, mental health and active learning, Elizabeth Fortnum.

Details here.