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Working with people with physical illnesses and disabilities - Julia Segal

Working with people with physical illnesses and disabilities 

Julia Segal


Saturday 25th October 2014, 10 am - 1 pm.

Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton

In order to understand clients who have an illness or disability, counsellors draw upon their own ideas of illness and disability, derived partly from their own experience and also from various other sources.  ‘Putting oneself in another’s shoes’ is adequate for many situations, but illnesses and disabilities affect people differently, and people differ profoundly in their attitudes, feelings, beliefs and reactions to disability.  The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore some of the many and varied meanings attributed by others to illness and disability, to discover some of their own biasses and to appreciate different points of view put forward by others in the workshop.

Julia Segal

Julia Segal is a Fellow of BACP. She trained with Relate and for the past 30 years, in the NHS and privately, has been counselling people with neurological conditions and members of their families, using the ideas of Melanie Klein to understand and illuminate everyday experience. She has also always  been interested in the effects on professionals of working with people who have neurological conditions, and has run many workshops for professionals in different settings.  She has written extensively on the effects of illness on relationships. Julia is best known for her books which include Phantasy in Everyday Life (Penguin books 1985; Karnac 1995), Melanie Klein: Key Figures in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage Publications 1992) and Helping Children with Ill or Disabled Parents (Jessica Kingsley 1996). She has a blog http://thetroublewithillness.wordpress.com as well as a website: www.mscounselling.com. Julia may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cost:  SCAP members £25, non-members £35. Light refreshments provided.

To book contact Pat Smale Seminar Co-ordinator  Tel 01273 844315 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Payment by cheque or book online and pay by paypal by following the link below.

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