Training

I am a very experienced counselling educator who has taught on professional counselling training programmes for over a decade in a variety of education contexts including FE, HE and within the NHS. I have a PG Cert in Education and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Until recently, I was Course Leader for counselling training at Anglia Ruskin University where I developed and delivered a module on using mental imagery in counselling.

I offer trainings and workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to develop their understanding and use of mental imagery in therapeutic practice. These trainings are based on the work presented in my recent book.

Training and Presentation Events for 2017

24th August 2017: Paper presented at The European Society of Hypnosis, International Congress (Manchester) on Using Structured Imagery in Psychotherapy. For more details and information  please go to the ESH website here.

1st November 2017: Training workshop, Using Mental Imagery as a Creative Intervention in Counselling, to be delivered to The Sight Loss Counselling Team at The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), London.

Training and Presentation Events for 2018

6th-9th February: Presenting a workshop titled Using an imagination-based method to enhance researcher reflexivity at the 2nd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (Leuven, Belgium). For further information please go to the conference website here.

May 12th /June 16th/July 14th: A series of three one-day workshops in Folkestone, Kent on Working with the Embodied Imagination: Using Mental Imagery in Clinical Practice for qualified therapists who want to train in the integrative mental imagery practice presented  in my recent book. For further information and booking see the Mental Imagery Workshop Series Flyer 

7th-9th June: Presenting a paper titled Mental imagery in psychotherapy : A potential unifying framework for diverse practices at the World Congress of Psychotherapy (Amsterdam). For further information please go to the congress website here.

19th-23rd September: Keynote presentation for the 13th European GIM Conference (European Association of Music and Imagery) (Dublin) on The Therapeutic Use of Mental Imagery: Towards an interdisciplinary approach. For further information please go to the EAMI website here.

6th October: One day training Integrating the Use of Mental Imagery in Therapeutic Practice at The Anglia Ruskin Counselling Society (Chelmsford). For further information email me at info@valeriethomas.uk

Training and Presentation Events for 2019

February 13th-15th: Presenting a paper titled Using an imagination-based method to foster a deep engagement with the processes of inquiry at the 3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (Edinburgh, UK). For further information please go to the conference website here.

Ongoing Supervision/Customised Trainings and Workshops

I offer ongoing supervision (either face-to-face in London/S.E. Kent or via Skype) to therapists who want to develop their ongoing practice with mental imagery.

I am available to deliver customised trainings or seminars in the use of mental imagery in therapeutic practice and/or using mental imagery as a creative reflective practice to enhance researcher reflexivity.

Please email me if you would like to enquire further at info@valeriethomas.uk