Two Day Workshop

Day One:

Introduction to Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse For Therapists.

This is a course aimed at therapists. Narcissistic/Emotional abuse is something that more and more therapists are encountering. The course aims to equip therapists with a good working knowledge of narcissistic traits and the different types of emotional abuse. 

Understanding emotional abuse will be useful with clients regardless of whether the abuse comes from somebody exhibiting pathological narcissistic traits or not.

The course will cover:

  • Narcissistic Traits 
  • Different types of Narcissists – The Narcissistic Paint Palette 
  • Narcissistic/Emotional Abuse – The different types of abuse and how it manifests interpersonally.
  • How to spot narcissistic/emotional abuse in the therapy room
  • Some ideas on working therapeutically with this client group.

Day Two:

Narcissistic Abuse in Families for Therapists

This course can only be attended after you have completed the Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse for Therapists course.

Narcissistic Abuse in families is an important topic for therapists to understand. With narcissism becoming a buzz word for those whom are perhaps arrogant and abusive, the actual impact of a narcissistic parent is so damaging, it’s vital therapists are able to recognise and understand how a client from such a parent might respond. 

The course approaches the issue by first understanding the jargon and colloquialisms, then looks at building a secure attachment style for the client using the therapeutic relationship. 

The course will cover 

  • The two faces of narcissism – understanding how a client may feel completely unable to challenge the parent. 
  • The family roles in narcissism – how it all plays out, the roles family members are made to play, and the behaviours used to control and manipulate.
  • The therapist’s own phenomenology of parents – increasing self awareness around subjectivity of parents so as to increase the ability to bracket and avoid projection.
  • Remodelling parenting – helping the client experience unconditional relationship through therapy.
  • Building a therapeutic alliance based on a secure attachment relationship, while holding boundaries.

Course Dates:

June 6th and 7th – Cheltenham


Two Day Workshop: £120

One Day Workshop £60

(Please note you cannot do the Second day if you haven’t attended the first day already. If you book it regardless, we will have to refund you minus a 10% admin fee)

Once we have received payment, you will be sent all the necessary information, and the week before the workshop you will be sent handouts to print and bring with you.


There will be no refund for cancellations made within 21 days of the course, and cancellations made beforehand will incur a 10% handling charge. However, places are transferrable provided we are given the full name and contact information of the person you are transferring to.

Two Day Workshop Cheltenham 6/7 June 2020


6/6/20 – Introduction to Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse


7/6/20 – Narcissistic Abuse in Families