TAP is well known for the quality of the speakers who present to the ever growing audience of people interested in psychotherapy, counselling and emotional and physical health and well-being. From Counselling in the 21st century to past-life therapy; from homeopathy to neuroscience; working with children and adults, the LGBT communities and those bereaved - the range of subjects is wide and speakers expert. Our talks are attended by a wide variety of individuals including, social workers, teachers, counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses, clergy, doctors and people with a purely personal interest.
TAP believes that we have much to gain from sharing individual insights developed in a variety of settings. TAP offers an opening for people in the Taunton area to talk and hear about relevant material, theoretical and clinical. It also acts as a channel through which we can meet people from further afield whose ideas and work are of particular interest.
All talks are on Fridays at 7:45pm. Certificates for CPD are available.
Members of TAP can attend every talk free of charge, but non-members are very welcome. The charge at the door is £8 per person, £5 for the usual concessions (inc. students)
Reports on our talks and any handouts available will be uploaded to the BLOG page. Talks from previous years can be found on our Archives page.
The programme of TAP Talks 2019/20 The first TAP Talk of the new season takes place on May 17th 2019 when MATTHEW COTT will speak on the subject 'Responding to our client’s metaphors'.
Through metaphor clients can often find words to express complex feelings or gain new insights to a problem. Disclosing information about one`s feelings and experiences through metaphor is less direct so clients can feel safer and more comfortable. Use of metaphors has also been found to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and can also be invaluable in supervision. Given these and other benefits it is not surprising that skilful use of metaphor is commonly expected of counsellors and psychotherapists. This Talk will provide a basic introduction to metaphor in therapy and will explore ways of working with client`s metaphors.
The 2019/2020 Programme of Talks is now available to download HERE. Why not join TAP or sign up for our mailing list to get the information about forthcoming talks hot off the press? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form on our Contact page.
TAP Talks in 2019 will take place in the refurbished Friends Meeting House, 13 Bath Place, Taunton TA1 4EP. Parking is available in the public car park in The Crescent.
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