The Responsiveness Ladder: A Practical Tool for Handling Communication Failures workshop with Matthew Elton

The workshop introduces the Responsiveness Ladder, a practical tool developed by Matthew to help clients...

Last updated 3 May 2024

The workshop introduces the Responsiveness Ladder, a practical tool developed by Matthew to help clients and therapists understand and talk about why well-intentioned offers of support, comfort and practical advice can repeatedly go very wrong.

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The Responsiveness Ladder: A Practical Tool for Handling Communication Failures Workshop with Matthew Elton
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Presenter

Matthew Elton

Matthew Elton, DPhil, PG Dip (TA Counselling), BACP Registered

Matthew Elton is a psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and has been in private practice since 2005. He works with a wide range of clients and has a special interest in writers and artists. His formative training was in Transactional Analysis and he has since developed a strong interest in Narrative Therapy. Matthew regularly delivers talks and workshops in Scotland and across the UK on therapy practice and related matters.

This year he published Talking It Better: From Insight to Change in the Therapy Room (PCCS, 2021).

Before becoming fulltime as a practitioner, Matthew was an academic working on the philosophy of mind at the University of Stirling, then a manager in the charity sector. He is the author of a well-received volume on the philosopher Daniel Dennett for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, published in 2003.