Money and Therapy

“The Symbolic and Real Meaning of Money in Therapy” with Christiane Sanderson on Saturday 9th September

What does money mean both inside and outside the therapeutic space for both clients and therapists?

Money is imbued with myriad symbolic meaning which reflects our identity, self-worth, value system and ethical professional practice, and yet is rarely discussed in therapy other than the setting and payment of fees.

This workshop looks at the symbolic meaning of money and the challenges around setting appropriate fees, when to offer a reduced rate, or sliding scale, managing payment terms and cancellation penalties, when and how to increase fees and how to navigate these dilemmas effectively and ethically.

Through experiential exercises participants will be encouraged to look at their own relationship to money and what it means to them and how this manifest in the therapeutic setting. The aim is to break the taboo when talking about money and explore how it can help or hinder the therapeutic relationship.

Christiane Sanderson (BSc, MSc) is an experienced counselling psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, with a particular interest in child protection, interpersonal abuse and trauma. She is Lecturer in Psychology at Roehampton University and London University, Birkbeck College, and consultant and trainer to both statutory and voluntary agencies, as well as a practitioner with 25 years’ experience of working with survivors of CSA.

Christiane is author of many publications on safeguarding, child protection and abuse including Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd Edition (2006), The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse (2004), Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse (2008), Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma (2010) all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She has also written The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Violence and The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook on Religious Sexual Abuse across all faiths, both published by One in Four. Her newest book, published in 2013, is Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse.


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