The Stockwell Centre

...providing psychotherapy and counselling in Colchester since 1976...

The Stockwell Centre, just off Colchester's High Street, provides counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. Stockwell Centre counsellors and psychotherapists can help with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress and panic attacks; they can also help with difficulties arising from relationship breakdown, bereavement and loss and childhood events such as abuse or trauma.

Therapists at the Stockwell Centre have varied backgrounds and training, but all share a psychodynamic approach, which explores present problems in the context of life history and past experiences.

If you are seeking counselling in Colchester, please feel free to make direct contact yourself.

The Stockwell Centre can also provide staff counselling services for local employers.

To find out more please contact the Stockwell Centre administrator, Marion Hiscock:
Phone 01206 768211
Appointments available daytime and evenings, Monday to Friday.

Friday 6 October 2017

Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the 'Privileged' Child

Presented by Professor Joy Schaverien

In her book published in 2015 Joy Schaverien identified a cluster of symptoms and behaviours, which she proposes be classified as 'Boarding School Syndrome'. Children, girls as well as boys, may be sent to boarding school at an early age. This sudden and irrevocable, loss of their primary attachments constitutes a significant trauma for many.

This talk will be illustrated with pictures that convey how this syndrome manifests in adults in psychotherapy and calls for a particular psychotherapeutic approach. Discussion will widen to consider working with other traumatised individuals in psychotherapy and to parallels with children in the care of the local authority. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clinical thinking about their ex-boarder patients and other childhood traumas.

The event will run from 7pm - 9pm.

Certificate of Attendance will be available on request.

15 to be purchased in advance from The Stockwell Centre:

FirstSite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester CO1 1JH
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