As a response to the ongoing Covid 19 crisis I'm offering a number of webinars in 2020. In collaboration with Nick Totton and on my own. I'm interested in offering training from my modality Embodied-Relational and Wild therapy, that supports practitioners to bring their vitality and presence into online and phone work.

The groups will be kept to a relatively small size to support contact to be made between participants. When limitations are being put on meetings in the flesh I'm interested in finding ways to offer accessible online training that still supports connection, embodiment and relationship.

Webinars will be kept short, to no more than two and a half hours long and with regular breaks being an integral part. Please watch this space for more details of events. This is a new and interesting venture for me; I hope you'll join me.

An Experience of Embodied-Relational Therapy Webinar 
...at the meeting place of Body, Process, and Relational Psychotherapy 


with Stephen Tame & Allison Priestman 

27 February 2021, 10am-4pm

Cost: £90 to £45, sliding scale



This online one day workshop, will support you to explore working relationally with body experience. We will explore, through experiential and theoretical practice, the 4-stage model of Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT):

• Contact – how do we make contact, both initially and through client sessions?
• Information gathering – how can we use all our senses and different channels to orientate ourselves with clients and their processes of growth and change?
• Amplification – How do we support amplification of movements, relationship, sounds, feelings, breathing…?
• Integration –Integrating our client sessions, our own work, this workshop.

We encourage risk taking, within this safely held container; to discover and play at the edges of your own embodied-relational process; to experiment with new and embodied working with clients. We aim to address your experience of working in the flesh, and if there is interest, in working online.

This workshop is suitable for anyone working one to one in a therapeutic setting i.e. counsellors, psychotherapists, body/physical/massage therapists, yoga therapists etc. It is also a good taster for the Embodied-Relational Therapy Training starting in June 2021.

Maximum webinar participants 20 people. We’re offering a sliding scale for payment, please be as generous as you can, to support those who can afford less.

To book: download the booking form, or contact Annie at:- trainersert@gmail.com

Bringing Embodiment Online


Friday 22nd January 2021, 10.30 -1pm,

Minimum donation £18, Please book on Eventbrite

Minimum booking donation £18.

How can we work with embodiment online? How can we maintain good contact, an alive relationship, depth and creativity in the work, while online? Huge cultural trauma, translocation and change is unfolding around us, disembodiment is often part and parcel of such experiences. Consequently, finding ways to support our own and our clients embodiment feel central at this time.


The group will be limited to 20 participants, to support sharing and intimacy. I hope we will talk, think, look, touch, move, breath and explore together. Specifically enquiring into how to root into own bodies as a resource, and how to work with our clients body process online. Exploring:- self touch, movement, images, internal sensations and present sense based experience.


Booking required. Please be generous if you can, to support those who can’t afford to pay much. I hope you’re able to join me for a resourcing workshop.


This webinar would be a useful taster for the ERT workshop in February and/or the ERT training in Devon, starting in June 2021.


Embodied- Relational Therapy Webinar

Thursday December 3rd, 10.30am- 1pm
Minimum  donation £15

Embodiment and relationship - two central and inseparable aspects of the human experience. In ERT we offer a contactful, embodied relationship and study how our clients, and ourselves respond. Developing both our intellectual and intuitive understanding, so that we are better able to utilise our embodied responses to our clients, as a resource for the work.


On this morning webinar we will explore the four-stage model at the heart of ERT: - contact, information gathering, amplification and integration. Exploring together what insights and resources, working in this way, could bring to your practice.


Embodied-Relational Therapy grew out of the Selfheal therapy training led by Nick Totton and Em Edmondson and has existed as a body psychotherapy sub modality for nearly 20 years. The ERT training is currently led by Stephen Tame, Allison Priestman and Jayne Johnson. The work is constantly developing.


I hope you can join me to experience the flavour of ERT. Both its willingness to support practitioners and clients to go into the unknown and its rigorous theoretical base.


This webinar would be a useful taster for the ERT workshop in February and/or the ERT training in Devon, starting in June 2021.

Walk in the Wild Webinar

Working with clients outside

Friday, 6th November 10:30am -1pm 

Minimum donation £15,

For those counsellors and psychotherapists who have a longing to work outside with their clients the COVID-19 crisis could prove a valuable spur this summer and autumn. My aim in this webinar is to provide some support to that process.


On the workshop my aim is to find our path between:-

The practical – contracting, reconsidering the frame, the scope and possibility of client work outside.

The personal – supporting our own and our clients wildness. Exploring how to develop wild mind, or ecological consciousness.

The political – What hope can eco-systemic thinking offer us and our world at this time of turbulence?


Drawn from Wild Therapy the Ecopsycology approach developed by Nick Totton, that I teach and practice. My aim is to make this accessible, fun and enlivening. For those who value reading material, the webinar and will be supported by a Dropbox of Ecopsychology and Wild Therapy articles.


Booking required. Please be generous if you can, to support those who can’t afford to pay much.

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Working with Erotic Charge


Friday 24th July, 10.30-1pm,

Minimum donation £15,

Erotic desire is a universal impulse and an essential ingredient of life. Without the fire, the playfulness and the energy of the erotic our lives can become deadened. Yet when the erotic enters the therapy room it can become deeply challenging for both client and therapist.


When clients become attracted to us, or we become attracted to them, our capacity to think and feel creatively and clinically can become compromised. This workshop seeks to resource practitioners to work with the erotic in their practice. My aim is to normalise this material and to support whatever needs to be faced of our professional and cultural taboos.


This morning workshop will include:- experiential exercise, group supervision and theory input; especially drawing from Relational Body Psychotherapy. The group will be 16 people maximum, to support safety and sharing. I have facilitated this workshop several times over the past seven years, each day has felt enlivening, enjoyable and illuminating. I hope you can join me.


This workshop would serve as useful ‘taster’ for my Playing with Fire course starting in October.

Booking required, please be generous to support those who can afford less.

Therapy as Play.

Resourcing practitioners to work in turbulent times


Thursday 10th September, 10.30-1pm,

Minimum donation £15,

Is our work as counsellors and psychotherapist about to become more complex and demanding? It’s unknown how the turbulence from COVID-19, and approaching economic depression, the climate crisis etc will impact ourselves, our client’s, and our culture.


This webinar seeks to resource practitioners in their work; specifically exploring how we might relax into our demanding role. Play is fundamental to our development as babies and children. This workshop will explore the idea that it is also fundamental to the therapeutic process. The interaction between therapist and client is a way of creating and exploring reality. Through play we try on and experiment with different aspects and parts of ourselves. Through play the paradox that therapy is both real and pretend can be held.


Re-conceptualising therapy as play, offers the possibility of relaxing and being lighter with the demands of our role. It also gives us theoretical ground to support more-than-rational and non-expert approaches.


On this experiential workshop we will explore ways that you may currently play in your work and ways to develop and expand playing as a resource. Getting curious about the play of words, sensations, movements, images, fantasies and contact.


My experience as an Embodied-Relational Therapist, supervisor and trainer is that it is possible to enjoy our work, to feel creative and to play. I hope that you will join me.

Maximum participants 20, minimum booking donation £15.

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