Public event

We are very excited to be able to invite you to our 2nd Pluralvision on attachment and its use in managing endings in therapeutic work.

With: Helen Cordery, Darren Cheek and Doron Levene

Date: Sunday 26 January 2020

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

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Pluralvision: what it is

A regular three-part live supervision experience for practitioners. Each Pluralvision will feature a specific modality-based presentation demonstrated with a live client session – and the opportunity for participants to then take part in their own observed live session.

We have had the idea of a community live and interactive supervision for some time now. Community supervision has the potential to be an accelerated, lively and deeply enriching learning experience, as many eyes and ears bring richness, diversity and collective wisdom that often can be missed by one expert alone. At the heart of the Pluralvision are the voices of the many; we aim to facilitate a tolerant and democratic learning experience for all who wish to join.

The Pluralvision will be facilitated by Doron Levene and Darren Cheek offering practitioners a regular space for live supervision experience aided by the fishbowl model, including time for feedback, using our version of the ‘appreciative enquiry’ system, which will be explained and explored as part of the session.

In this Pluralvision event, Helen Cordery will explore some core themes from her work as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, focusing on the use of attachment to inform when and how to end therapy. This will be followed by a live improvised therapy session with a ‘real’ client.

The afternoon will be in three main parts:

Part 1: Modality-based presentation and live session

Helen Cordery will explore the attachment-related concept the ‘Circle of Security’, and how this can inform when and how to end work with our clients.

This is relevant for endings of either time-limited or ongoing therapy, and relates to the attachment styles of both client AND therapist. Following on from this will be a 30-minute live session with a ‘real’ client.

Participants will then be invited to observe and reflect on what they see using clearly defined lenses of observation (explained and explored on the day).

Part 2: Participant live session

In the second part of the afternoon we will invite our participants to present a client, and/or themselves as the therapist, to work with their offered/shared material.

The remainder of the group will then be invited to observe and reflect on what they experience during the session, using our ‘appreciative enquiry’ system (explained and explored on the day).

Part 3: Reflective sharing/check-out

To finish the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to reflect and respond to the stimuli of the afternoon – exploring our shared and individualised learnings, insights and experiences.

About Helen Cordery

Helen is a UKCP-registered attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor. She trained at The Bowlby Centre in London. 

Helen has worked in private practice since qualifying in 2014. Her current work bases are Borough High Street, Farringdon and West Norwood (SE27). 

Until recently, Helen taught counselling and psychotherapy at various levels: from the Foundation in Counselling Skills course at WPF Therapy through to teaching attachment to qualified therapists at Wimbledon Guild.  She also taught infant observation to psychotherapy students at The Bowlby Centre. Now, as well as client work, she is prioritising developing her skills as a supervisor.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Helen worked for more than 20 years as an HCPC-registered dietitian. She specialised in working with people living with all forms of eating disorders for more than half this time.

See Helen’s profile on Relational Spaces.

About Darren Cheek

Alongside working as a psychotherapist, Darren has been facilitating as an actor–trainer and role-player since 1998, as well as a core and guest tutor on various psychotherapeutic courses in the UK and abroad.

About Doron Levene

For the last 21 years Doron has worked with individuals, supervisees and couples exploring what is effective as well as what isn’t working well in their lives. Psychosocial, Relational and Trauma models are integral influences on his current work.


1pm–1.45pm: Lunch. Please note we provide lunch and drinks as an unstructured opportunity for participants to be together and/or get to know each other, before the more formally designed part of the afternoon begins

1.45pm–2pm: Introductions, contextualisation and contracting

2pm–2.45pm: ‘Circle of Security’ and its relevance to ending clinical work – lecture demonstration/live session with Helen Cordery

2.45pm–3.15pm: Reflections/observations

3.15pm–3.30pm: Tea break

3.30pm–3.50pm: Contextualisation/intro to second session

3.50pm–4.20pm: Participant live session

4.20pm–5pm: Reflections/observations/checkout

Booking information

Places cost:

  • £35 for Relational Spaces members
  • £45 for non-members

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

Please use your name + Pluralvision2 as reference.

Cancellation policy

Please note we do not offer refunds for our Pluralvision 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,

Darren, Dianne, Doron and Cressy

07848 013 328
07426 336 322

Image by Doron Levene.