Welcome to our new, ongoing online group support and supervision sessions for practitioners during the coronavirus pandemic. Book a free taster session and/or sign up for a series of 6 sessions.
Hosted by: Darren Cheek and Doron Levene
Dates: TBC – contact the office to ask about booking your space on the next free taster session
Venue: Online, using Zoom video conferencing
About the Zoomalogue series
A regular 90-minute session for up to 7 participants using Zoom video conferencing, hosted by Darren and Doron.
How might the outbreak affect you as a person and practitioner?
In these unprecedented times, in which we are all impacted by an invisible virus, we have been asked to change and adapt radically to new ways of living, being and working.
New stresses and pressures around survival, our mortality, securing levels of income, connection and isolation, being in close proximity to others, new forms of marginalisation and abuse – and many others – are impacting us all in diverse ways.
We are also aware of news fatigue, online fatigue, and phone and social media overload.
Alongside this we are also faced with our clients’ anxieties.
The levels of uncertainty and lack of clear timeline have thrown many of us into disarray.
On the positive side, we are also seeing new expressions of altruism, kindness and creativity showing up in the world around us.
In response to the current situation we are offering ‘Zoomalogue’ – a space for Relational Spaces practitioners to:
- check-in with self and others during these extraordinary times
- support each other’s wellbeing
- form a supportive online learning community
- get peer supervision, which may include supervision for clinical dilemmas
- share resources
We will also allow plenty of time for presence, grounding and stillness while online.
About Darren Cheek
Darren works internationally as an integrative humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor – with adults, children, young people and families. As well as maintaining a busy private practice, Darren works regularly alongside businesses and schools, and has been a tutor/trainer within the NHS for over 22 years.
A core/guest tutor and trainer on various courses throughout the UK, Darren continues to be invited regularly to lecture abroad. In 2009 he was based in Pakistan, where 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’.
About Doron Levene
Doron is currently the co-director of Relational Spaces, which offers creative work environments for practitioners to work from, to train, to collaborate and to engage in culturally and clinically relevant learning communities.
He has worked in the mental health and personal development field since 1998 with particular interest in our relationship to conflict: the ways in which we connect and disconnect from ourselves and others, and the impact of culture, race, gender and nature on our lives.
Prior to running his private psychotherapy and supervision practice, he worked with the homeless community in Kings Cross as well as being a freelance photographer.
To find out more, or to book your place on the next free taster session, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe, stay healthy, stay kind.
Darren and all the team at Relational Spaces.
Image by Doron Levene.