Public event

Pre-pandemic, this session on ‘Improv’ proved to be one of our most in-demand and successful events. So, join us for some seriously fun and profoundly silly experiences, in our second post-pandemic revival of this ever-popular workshop.

Previous participants have said it had been a long time since they’d laughed so much, and the experience had freed them up to respond more imaginatively with their clients – “A rare and wonderful experience.”

With: Darren Cheek

Date: Sunday 15 September 2024

Time: 2pm–5pm

Venue:  Langdale House, 11 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1EN (2 min walk from Borough Station)

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About the topic

‘Improv’ is performing without preparation. It means responding not just to what’s happening in the immediate environment, but also to our feelings. We’re all improvisers – we have to improvise every day.

Yet all too often we don’t improvise. We remain stuck, missing our own and each other’s cues, cries, gestures, gifts, laughter, demands, gratitudes and holding. We stay in denial, avoid grief and loss, miss out on joy.

This session is practical and experiential, in a safe, supportive, fun and creative environment. It’s equally suitable for those new to improv and those more experienced. And with a plethora of new games and exercises to help us free ourselves up, those who have attended these sessions before will find themselves equally at home in all the new silliness!

About Darren Cheek

Darren Cheek (MBACP; BA(hons) AD (Dip) CACDP L2) works internationally as an integrative humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor – with adults, children, young people and families. As well as maintaining a busy private practice, He works regularly alongside businesses and schools, and has been a tutor/trainer within the NHS for over 26 years.

A core/guest tutor and trainer on various courses throughout the UK, Darren continues to be invited regularly to lecture abroad. While based in Pakistan, he taught integrative humanistic counselling to international students at certificate and diploma levels, while also working in a residential rehabilitation centre as an art/drama psychotherapist.

In his not-quite-so ‘other’ life, Darren regularly works as an actor, writer and director, as well as an actor-roleplayer, communication trainer and facilitator.

Artistic Director of Damn Cheek, Darren continues to explore the relationships between politics, social conscience, therapy and theatre, and is a passionate advocate of the ripple effect.

Darren also runs What Next..!? a 6-part, fortnightly, creative forum for practitioners. It’s an interactive experiential group exploring – and actioning – the themes of growing, refining and developing a private practice. Look out for new dates for this in autumn 2024.

Booking information

Places cost:

  • £25 for Relational Spaces members
  • £30 for non-members

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

Cancellation policy

Please note we do not offer refunds for our events. However, if you ask to cancel your booking more than 7 days before the event, you’ll receive a one-time use (no-cancellation) credit for a future event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Dianne, Doron, Cressy and Darren

07426 336 322

Image by Doron Levene.