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CPD – Just the Basics – Existential Group Work

‘Psychology is neither ‘individual’ or ‘group’ except by abstraction’

(S.S.H. Foulkes)

The proposal that Being-in-the-world is always being-with others is one that provides a sound basis for therapeutic groupwork in the existential model.

No one can do nothing in a group: everyone is in some part, and in some way, responsible for the quality of relationship(s) that are created: what better stage on which to discover how you are experienced, how clear or ambiguous are your communications, and under what circumstances might you retain or modify your intentions and strategies of being-with-others?

Facilitator and group members are all in this together: anyone can be a participant/observer, but in any case, everyone is being and doing.

Come join us for a one day seminar that will provide both experiential and theoretical material for the facilitation of and participation in existential groupwork.

Karen Weixel-Dixon, Psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, mediator, author Niki D., psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and group facilitator
Karen Weixel-Dixon

Karen is an accredited psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, and mediator in private practice, and has been a member of visiting faculty at Regents University London since 1995. She also presents workshops and seminars for Law firms, professional organisations, and educational institutions.

She maintains her work in both the UK and France, working with individuals, groups, families, and organisations.l that Bein

The paradigm she favours is Existential Phenomenological, and she has a particular interest in how people experience, and engage with, temporality.

Karen has published papers in journals and textbooks in the field of psychotherapy, and most recently co-authored with Susan Iacovou: Existential Therapy: 100 Key points and Techniques (Routledge, 2015.) The next book due for publication is Interpersonal Conflict: an existential, psychotherapeutic, and practical model (Routledge).

Karen has been a member of the Society for Existential Analysis since 1995, and was on the executive committee for ten years.

She presents CPD seminars on Conflict, Relationship Therapy, and Existential therapy and supervision, and Groupwork.

Niki D.

Niki D has 25 years’ experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist and has been facilitating therapy groups for over 10 years. She has an MA in Existential Psychotherapy and additional training in somatic trauma therapy, relationship therapy and existential group therapy. She is a clinical supervisor for the Metropolitan Police counselling service and for Galop, London’s LGBT hate crime charity and is a clinical associate with Pink Therapy. Niki is a trainer, tutor and has a full time private practice in London.


Date: Sunday, December 4th 2016
Time: From 10am to 5pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Cost: £90

Location: Room 541, Birkbeck College, 25 – 27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL, located behind Birkbeck College main building on Malet Street

Nearest Underground Stations: Warren Street, Euston Square and Goodge Street – Russell Square is also nearby.

Limit: Please note that the workshop is limited to 20 participants.
CPD Certificates: Participants will receive a 6 hour CPD certificate on the day.

Further Information: Please contact Lucy Solymar for further information at 07563 380070 or at

Tickets for the event have now sold out. Please contact Lucy to be added to the reserve list.


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