Two Approaches to Psychotherapy

In this CPD workshop, Dr Barbara Smith and Brian McMinn will give an outline of their respective approaches, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy, before offering live demonstrations with volunteer attendees. They will each provide a short summary of their work, and then answer queries and respond to observations.

This will enable you to understand what practitioners from these approaches are aiming for with clients, the theory behind each therapy, and to see the therapy in action with a client.

Workshop details


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  • Date: 29th February 2020 | Saturday 1:00pm to 3:45pm

  • Cost: £50 (deposit not required but see booking policy for terms)

  • Venue: The Space, 60 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AD (parking at Anglican cathedral)

This afternoon session provides valuable insight for counsellors from any approach, trainees, and even those with a general interest in therapy.

After the live work, you will have opportunities to ask each therapist questions about their theory, as well as the reasons behind their interventions.

Dr Barbara Smith is an individual and group psychotherapist in private practice, and she works with children and adolescent mental health in the NHS. Barbara is an internationalist, undertaking disaster work with the Red Cross. Barbara’s PhD was an investigation on cross-cultural counsellor training drawn mainly from her counselling teaching work during a two-year contract in the Maldives.

Brian McMinn is a Gestalt therapist with a private practice on the edge of Liverpool. He also works part-time for the University of Liverpool. Brian qualified as a counsellor in 1994 and completed an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy in 2006. Formerly he was a programme leader for counselling training in FE, and course leader for counselling degrees in HE. Brian provides therapy for individual adults and couples, and co-facilitates a Gestalt therapy group.

Booking policy: I don’t ask for a deposit, just a commitment that you will attend. You pay the full amount on or before the day of the workshop, either by cash or bank transfer. However, if you book a place and then cancel more than 48-hours before the workshop’s start time, you’ll be required to pay half the cost. And if you cancel within 48-hours of the workshop starting, or do not turn up on the day, you’ll be required to pay the full amount.

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