PCCS Books presents workshops with Art Bohart, Beverley Costa, Sheila Haugh and Nick Totton

PCCS Books presents workshops with Art Bohart, Beverley Costa, Sheila Haugh and Nick Totton

When: Sunday, 28th February 2021, 9:50 am

Where: ONLINE in partnership with Onlinevents

Ticket price: Donation with a guide price of £20 (includes all workshops)

PCCS Books presents workshops with Art Bohart, Beverley Costa, Sheila Haugh and Nick Totton 


9.40 - Zoom Opens

9.50  - Start / Introduction from PCCS Books

10.00 - 11.30am - Sheila Haugh – Learning and Being, Person-Centred Counselling in Practice

11.30 - break

11.45am - 1.15pm - Beverley Costa - Other Tongues: Psychological Therapies In A Multilingual World

1.15 - 2.15 - Lunch

2.15pm -3.45pm - Nick Totton - Wild Therapy: Undomesticating Inner And Outer Worlds

3.45pm - break

4pm - 5.30pm - Art Bohart - Person-Centred Therapy And The Enhancement Of Human Possibility


Art Bohart is one of today’s foremost theorists and practitioners of person-centred therapy. His work has influenced generations of person-centred students and practitioners, both here in the UK and in the USA, his home country

Beverley Costa grew up in East London in a family with three languages and two religions and cultural practices. After training as a counsellor, psychotherapist and group psychodramatist, she set up Mothertongue, a multi-ethnic counselling service, to meet a gap she observed in services for multilingual clients. In 2009 she created a pool of mental health interpreters within Mothertongue and in 2010 established the national Bilingual Therapist and Mental Health Interpreter Forum. Beverley founded The Pasalo Project in 2017 (www.pasaloproject.org) to disseminate learning from Mothertongue. She is a Senior Practitioner Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London

Sheila Haugh is a client-centred therapist, supervisor, and trainer with 25 years experience. She is a UK Council for Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapist and teaches a Masters level programme in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications. She is a former Convenor for the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA) and a former board member of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies (WAPECP). The book Learning and Being in Person-Centred Counselling by Tony Merry has inspired and guided thousands of counselling students since it was first published in 1999. In 2020 the third edition was updated by Sheila including a new chapter on recent developments in Person-Centred counselling.

Nick Totton has been a body psychotherapist for many years and has developed and taught on training courses in Embodied-Relational Therapy and Wild Therapy. He is the author of several books, including Embodied Relating: The Ground of Psychotherapy, Not A Tame Lion, and Wild Therapy. He was founding editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International, and a past chair of Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union.

To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee.The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00.  Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.

Workshop Overview

Sheila Haugh - Learning and Being, Person-Centred Counselling in Practice

Where Person-Centred Therapy is today 

- Classical and Experiential

- The myth of non-directivity

- The profundity of empathy and UPR

- What is congruence?

Power and the Person-Centred Therapist

The Future and The Challenges Ahead


Beverley Costa - Other Tongues

Language differences are surprisingly easy for therapists to ignore and yet they are relatively easy to embed into existing training and supervision models. In this 1.5-hour session we will begin to consider how people’s multilingual identities impact on emotional expression, experience of trauma and recovery and ethical practice.

The following are examples of topics we will cover.

- Communicating effectively across languages, beyond interpreting

- The impact of working in English as a lingua franca – the colonial legacy

- Concepts of linguistic agency, linguistic power/justice, linguistic empathy

- The multilingual experience in terms of emotional expression, identity, memory recall and trauma processing

- Participants will be introduced to a new, free online resource on mental health and multilingualism.


Nick Totton - Wild Therapy is an approach to bringing therapy into the wild, and wildness into therapy. It believes that therapy is inherently wild, but has become often disappointingly tame! Working outdoors with clients is one way to cast off the familiar frame and work more freely and spontaneously.This workshop will be an introduction to the theory and the practice of Wild Therapy, including some experiential exercises.


Art Bohart - Person-Centred Therapy And The Enhancement Of Human Possibilty

I. What Is Unique About Person-Centered Therapy.

A. The interventionist model versus the whole person dialogical model of person-centered therapy.

B. The idea that it is not either/or. There is value in both.

C. Expansion on the differences between the two models.

D. The unique value of the person-centered approach.

II. Self-Organizing Wisdom.

A. The basic idea that therapy promotes growth towards more wise ways of being and behaving.

B. How the idea of self-organizing wisdom fits into the idea of actualization.

C. A model of wisdom and how therapy promotes it.

D. How to promote self-organizing wisdom.

III. Empathy-Based Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Integration

A. The nature of empathy from a person-centered point of view.

B. How one can practice integratively from a person-centered point of view.