Public event

Join us for our second Coffeelogue event: Who shall survive Brexit?

We are excited to welcome Relational Spaces Waterloo-based therapist John Wenger.

John will introduce various ideas, philosophies and techniques of Sociodrama, whilst offering the opportunity to explore and examine our own personal and collective potential ‘Brexistential crisis’.

Date: Saturday 20 October 2018

Time: 10.30am–12.30pm

Venue: Room 2, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, Waterloo, London SE1 7NQ

After the coffeelogue, do please join us on the People’s Vote march from Park Lane to Parliament Square.

About the topic: Who shall survive Brexit?

“Clearly Brexit shouldn’t be ranked alongside world wars. But it still provokes profound soul-searching. Perhaps the question we should be asking ourselves now is how our Brexistential crisis can become a source of energy for creating new forms of social, economic and cultural life.” – Andre Spicer in The Guardian

How might we find a vision of what could be? And within that, to process what we are thinking and feeling, find meaning, to get a big picture of what is happening and to find a place to express the energy that is within us?

When we remain alone, it can be easy to criticise and get stuck in anger, sadness and fear. It is more challenging to wake ourselves and our imaginations up and work out what new structures, relationships and institutions to build and how to do that. When we are with others, it becomes easier to rise to that challenge.

This Coffeelogue is about providing a place for participants for that and more. Using Sociodrama – a method for groups to explore and examine shared concerns – out of this shared examination and exploration can come the possibility of greater understanding and potential ways forward.

About John Wenger

John is a BACP-registered psychotherapist working in Waterloo. He also provides coaching and training in the commercial sector in the areas of leader development and effective team functioning.

He began his psychodrama training in New Zealand in 1998. He has used the method in a range of contexts: in a community-based therapy centre treating sexual offending behaviours, with company executives, with leaders in local government organisations, with adolescents developing life skills and with youth and social workers, among others.

He currently applies the method in private practice with individuals and couples, as well as in his organisational work.

About the Coffeelogue

For those new to this event (that’s all of us!) the Coffeelogue is a space where we get together to learn and socialise, meet some new colleagues and find out what others are up to, as well as digest new ideas over coffee and croissant.

The term ‘Coffeelogue’ was coined by Doron and Darren, to depict both causal and deep space that can occur in short and informal settings.

We hope to learn together and from each other in the form of a casual learning community in a friendly atmosphere with the added fun of late morning coffee/tea and pastry.

(And of course for all you health freaks like us there will be alternatives surprises…)

The added bonus is that we structure it as a CPD event so you’ll be able to count it as CPD hours (a CPD certificate will be provided as well).


10am–10.30am: Coffee/croissant/meet etc

10.30am–11.15am: Presentation

11.15am–12.30pm: Discussion

Booking information

Places are:

  • free for Relational Spaces members
  • £15 for non-members

Relational Spaces members

Book your free spot by emailing us at


Places cost £15.

To confirm your booking please email us at and we will reply with details of how to pay.

Please use your name + CL2 as reference.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Darren, Dianne, Doron and Cressy

07848 013 328
07426 336 322

Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash