This workshop will explore the anxiety and the antagonism at the heart of young people’s development.
Date(s) 30th November 2019
Start time 10:00 am
End time 4:00 pm
Region South west
Cost External qualified Therapist - £110. Groups of three or more - £95 per delegate. GCS staff - £70. Counsellors & therapists in training/Volunteer* in a listening role - £60 (Confirmation of trainee status is required upon booking)
Email [email protected]


About this training

When young people complain of ‘anxiety’, how should we respond? What makes them anxious and what assuages their anxiety? How much is their antagonism a response to anxiety and how much is anxiety what they feel when their antagonism can’t be expressed?

The workshop will be experiential and practical as well as theoretical. We’ll think about our own experiences as well as the experiences of the young people with whom we’re working. We will practice and learn together.

What will it cover?

This workshop will explore the anxiety and the antagonism at the heart of young people’s development. We’ll look at issues such as dependence, separation, death, guilt, sex, failure, aggression, anger, hatred, chaos, ambivalence and disappointment.

The day will be an opportunity to explore individual and group processes through experience and case material.

Who is this training for?

The day will be highly relevant for you if you are a counsellor, therapist or a professional working with young people in education, health, social services or in other contexts.


Nick Luxmoore is a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer and author. His career has included teaching counselling at Oxford Brookes University, running a youth centre and youth theatre, setting up and managing a young people’s counselling and information service, working as a school counsellor and as a counsellor with young refugees and asylum seekers.
He is the author of eleven books in the field of understanding and working with the issues that young people face, including his most recent: The Art of working With Anxious, Antagonistic Adolescents.  Nick also writes a blog for ‘Psychology Today’, a quarterly column for BACP’s Children, Young People & Families magazine, and he currently works as a freelance trainer, counselling supervisor and writer.

Venue address

GCS, Alma House, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP (Situated above Costa Coffee Shop)


To book this event, please follow the above link to the Gloucestershire Counselling Service website or email Isabel Lewis [email protected] or call 01453 766310.

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