Working with Shame


DATE: Saturday April 10th 2021

TIMES: 9.15 log on, for a prompt 9.30 start (BST) until 4.30 (BST) 
These are UK times.  There will be breaks during the day.


COST: £99 if booked by February 10th 
£107 if booked by March 10th  NOW EXTENDED TO 26TH MARCH
£115 Full Price

 If your booking is accepted that means there was space for you.  If it is full, email to join the ‘reserve list’.  Then, if anyone drops out we will notify you, if there is a ‘last minute’ place  for you.  We will also let you know when we plan a new date.

CPDThis course will give you 6 hours of CPD

CONTENT:  This CPD workshop will focus on:

  • Exploring the nature of shame (definitions and symptoms)
  • Differences between guilt and shame
  • Sources of shame
  • Models for thinking about shame
  • Metaphors of shame
  • Understanding our inner critic
  • Creative exercise with relational debrief and processing
  • Articulation of relational models for reflection and processing of shame
  • Shame resistance techniques for the management of shame prior to processing it

I can’t thank you enough for today. 
I feel that it will be transformational for me.

TRAINER:  Sue Parker Hall

Sue is a Certified Transactional Analyst (UKCP registered) and a MBACP (Snr. Accredited) therapist, with over 20 years’ experience. She has lectured on higher education diploma and degree courses (validated by University of Plymouth).

She is the author of “Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management” published by Routledge. 
The book was written with clients and mental health professionals in mind and was the culmination of years of practice and study into the differences between anger and rage and how to work with them.

She has spoken at international conferences.  See her workshops (on this website) Working with Anger Rage and Relationships.  She is a supervisor of practitioners (individual and groups) helping a diverse client population.  

WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR:  Counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches and health workers are welcome to attend this workshop.  The focus will be on one-to-one work with clients.

EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEEDWe will use Zoom, so you would need a computer that has good enough internet access to be able to be online, and in a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed.  It would be preferable if there are no people walking around in the background. An Iphone can be used in an emergency, but we recommend planning on using a laptop or computer.  Tablets also work, though please be aware that they have less functionality in Zoom.  You will need access to a printer to print the handouts (Please see Slides and Exercises below).

MAXIMUM NUMBERSThis workshop will have a maximum of 30 participants

SLIDES AND EXERCISESThe exercises and handouts will be sent to you approximately 1 week before the workshop.  Please print out for yourself these BEFORE the workshop.  If you don’t have access to a printer and want us to print and post these to you, we can do this for a charge of £8 in the UK (£10 in Europe).  Please pay here £8.00 in the UK£10 in Europe, and email to  let us know that you need this.  Please give us 2 weeks notice to prepare and post these.

SECOND SET OF HANDOUTS: After the workshop you will be asked to fill in a feedback form.  Completing this feedback form will give you a link to further handouts. Please write this link and password down, as you will need these to access the webpage where this comprehensive set of handouts are stored.  These handouts are available for you to download a copy onto your own desktop. You must complete the download within two weeks of the end of the workshop.  We ask you not to share any of the slides, exercises or handouts with other professionals who have not attended the workshop.  But you are welcome to share the occasional handout or page with clients.

CANCELLATIONS: Any request to change (eg defer to alternative dates) or cancel your place at a workshop, that is made at less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full.  Any cancellation / amendments / requests to defer before 21 days, will be subject to a 12.5% handling charge.

FOR MORE INFO:  If you have further questions please email: or call Juliet Grayson on 01291 638805

 CPD FORM: A Certificate of Attendance form for Continuous Professional Development for 6 hours will be sent by email once you have filled in the feedback form.  

PRACTICE SESSION FOR USING ZOOM: If you require a ‘technology’ practice session please contact well in advance of the workshop to arrange this.


 Organised through Sleeping Mountain Ltd