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Working with Bereavement and Loss in Short-term Counselling in H.E - Birkbeck Training Series

Venue: Online

About the Workshop 

More often than not, loss is at the core of our therapeutic interventions and while we are used to working with bereavement and loss in short-term counselling in HE, we thought it would be helpful to spend some time reflecting on the process of mourning. In this workshop the trainer will take us though what healthy mourning involves, the impact of loss and the impediments to mourning and how we can work with loss in short-term interventions.

Workshop Themes

  • Process of mourning and impact on the defensive structures
  • Different presentations of clients who might be stuck at various stages during the process of mourning.
  • Loss and trauma
  • What are the impediments to mourning a loss and what is the impact on the therapeutic relationship.
  • Therapeutic interventions aimed at exploring the resistance to dealing with loss.

Ticket price: £70 per workshop. 

Workshops are aimed at qualified counsellors, particularly those working with students in a Higher Education setting.

Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm including short breaks 

Please see the Birkbeck Training Series event page to book for this event, other events in the series or to book for the whole series at a discounted price.

Live online workshops, platform Microsoft Teams: The interactive workshops will include the trainer's presentation, Q&A, and breakout group discussions. Participants need an electronic device (preferably a computer/laptop) with a microphone, webcam and reliable internet connection. Joining instructions will be emailed to participants a few days before including a guide to using Microsoft Teams, schedule, and slides in advance when possible.

A CPD certificate will be emailed afterwards. 


Other workshops in the 2021-22 Birkbeck Training Series:

Booking & payment: Past workshops have had waiting lists so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment. All bookings are by card payment online. 


Refund policy 

A refund will be given for all cancellations requested more than 30 days before the event takes place and we are waiving the administration charge for the Birkbeck Training Series 2020-21 events due to the pandemic. Any cancellation made less than 30 days before the booked event takes place will not receive a refund. However, if you cannot attend, you can transfer your place free of charge to another person who is a counsellor/therapist if you provide their name by email at least 24 hours before the scheduled event start time and all further workshop materials will go to them. A recording of the workshop is not available and no refunds will be given due to internet or technology problems of ticketholders.

All cancellation requests must be made via email to  

In the unlikely event of the workshop being cancelled or postponed we will offer a full ticket refund, however, we will not be responsible for costs incurred such as travel or accommodation. 


Contact the Counselling Service if you have any queries. We also welcome your feedback and ideas for future workshops. 

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