Psychotherapy Workshops

Winter 2015

The Site is very pleased to offer another series of psychotherapy workshops that will be running in Truro in winter 2015. The workshops will show how contemporary psychoanalysis can bring a richer understanding to varied social and clinical situations.   They will be delivered by psychotherapists involved with the Site training in clinical psychoanalysis in Truro.

These workshops are open to those who have an interest in the ideas and practices of contemporary psychoanalysis and its place in everyday life.   There will be information available about the Site training and attendance certificates for CPD purposes.

Psychoanalysis and Disappointment, January 31st, with Sally Sales

It has been said that psychoanalysis is about saying disappointing things to people in the nicest possible way. This suggests that whilst disappointment is good for us, it is also an experience that we find difficult to face.  In this workshop we will explore the place of disappointment in both psychoanalysis and the wider social field to address the following questions:  Do children today have enough disappointment? What forms of disappointment are the most challenging? What are the consequences of not being disappointed enough?

Sally Sales is chair of training for the Site SW and a psychoanalyst in private practice

Psychoanalysis and creativity, February 14th, with Ilric Shetland 

Psychoanalysis has always had a great deal to say about creativity and the creative process, starting with Freud’s paper on Leonardo da Vinci.  Some psychoanalytic traditions see creativity as an achievement, while others see it as a symptom of neurosis. This workshop will explore different psychoanalytic accounts of creativity and assess their usefulness in understanding the creative process.

Ilric Shetland is involved in the Site SW training.  He works as both a psychoanalyst and an artist and has a long standing interest in bringing these two fields into dialogue.

Workshops run from 1.00 – 4.00pm, with a short break at 2.30 at the second floor training room, the Library, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall

Cost and booking

The standard rate is £25 per workshop, with a concessionary rate of £10.

To book please complete the form below.  We have introduced a reduced rate for multiple booking as shown below:

Booking Form

1 session:           £25

2 sessions:         £45


For the unwaged:  £10 per session or £15 if both are booked at the same time.


For further enquires

Dr Sally Sales can be contacted on 01726 870169 or

Please indicate which workshops you wish to attend and whether you wish to attend a series at the reduced fee (see above).  Send your cheque, payable to „The Site‟, together with this completed form to: The Site Administrator,  35 Manor Road, Potters Bar, EN6 1DQ.

You can also pay by electronic transfer of funds to:  Unity Trust Bank, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Sort code: 08-60-01; Account No: 20099428. Please insert your name as reference and email to advise that payment has been made.

Disappointment 31 January 2015  …..………….…………………£25  £10

Creativity 14 February 2015…………………………………………£25  £10

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