Putting A Narrative to the Unspoken: Working with Shame in the Therapy Room Workshop with Mandy Atkinson

Shame is a frequent visitor in the therapy room. The experience of deep shame can...

Last updated 21 May 2024

Shame is a frequent visitor in the therapy room. The experience of deep shame can cause unbearable hidden pain and distress and inner conflicts of the self. Understanding shame is a fundamental and core aspect of relational psychotherapy.

Course Content

Putting A Narrative to the Unspoken: Working with Shame in the Therapy Room Workshop with Mandy Atkinson

Presenter

Mandy Atkinson

PTSTA (P), CTA (P), UKCP Reg., BACP Accred., MA, Dip Sup.,Dip Couns, Cert.Ed., RGN

Mandy’s passion lies in the realm of eating, body shape, and weight, and she specialises in relational psychotherapy for individuals with related issues. Her work as a specialist psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer is uniquely informed by both her lived experience as she identifies as a ‘fat’ woman and her clinical experience. Mandy works with clients with a range of body and weight-related issues as well as eating disorders on a long-term basis.

Mandy’s therapeutic approach is based on building strong relationships with clients, and she provides long-term support through relational psychotherapy and supervision. Her expertise in eating weight and body-related issues extends beyond her 1:1 work as she runs specialised workshops on various related topics. In addition to her clinical work, Mandy also conducts research and publishes articles on eating, shape, and weight. Her latest journal article, “Nourish: A Framework for Nourishing Eating-Disordered Clients Using a Structural and Relational Methodology,” was recently published in the Transactional Analysis Journal (April 2023).