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Working with Complexity in Grief


Fri October 18th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
£85.00 – £109.00

Friday 18th October 2024.

ONLINE via Zoom and CATCH-UP for 28 days.

Event Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm GMT (London)/ 11.00am – 5.00pm CET (Paris)/ 5.00am – 11.00am EST (New York).

Tickets: £109 or £99 (full ticketing information at the end of this listing).

Please note that this workshop will be delivered on a Friday.

Summary: We will consider what complexities in grief, including unrecognised or disenfranchised grief, can look like and how we can work with this therapeutically.

*Working with Complexity in Grief*

Event Description:

Death is of course an inevitable part of life. We will all experience the death of a loved one, be that through ill health, old age or tragic circumstances. Grieving the death of a loved one is a natural process.

We are designed to grieve, and there are a range of funeral and mourning rituals that every culture and religion has, which help communities to mourn and to mourn well.

For most people the process will be painful and difficult, but their loss will have been acknowledged, witnessed, and given space. Most people will arrive at a place of some peace with the loss they’ve experienced in the fullness of time and with the right support, but not necessarily with the need for therapy.

For some people their grief finds no peace, or their bereavement experience may be described as being traumatic, prolonged or ‘complicated’ As therapists we are most likely to be working with these clients; those people whose grief is complex in some way.

In this presentation Dr Erin Hope Thompson, a Clinical Psychologist specialising in working with grief, will talk through what complexities can look like in grief and how we can work with them therapeutically.

Erin’s presentation will cover:

– A broad understanding of complex grief and its associated difficulties.

– Prolonged Grief: the risk factors and the evidence base for treatment.

– Psychological models relevant in working with complex grief, with case studies.

– Working with the meaning of the loss.

– Working with grief held in the body.

– Therapeutic exercises for mind, body and heart.

Disenfranchised and unrecognised grief will be included in this presentation, and there will be lots of opportunities for questions and comments about any aspect of grief or loss.


Dr Erin Hope Thompson MBE (BSc ClinPsyD) is the Founder and Director of The Loss Foundation, a national cancer bereavement charity that now also supports people bereaved by Covid-19. Erin specialises in grief support in her clinical work and supports families where someone has a life-limiting illness. She works for Kingston Hospital in London providing support to families where there has been a pregnancy loss and runs a private clinic supporting people experiencing a range of psychological, social, emotional and health difficulties. In August 2017 Erin was invited to join the Wall of Honour at the Royal Society of Medicine, a place where doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other professionals from across the spectrum of medicine and healthcare are recognised for their dedication, both to their patients and their work. Erin was made MBE for Services to Bereaved Families in the 2022 Queens Honours List.


Online Workshop: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Bookings close 24 hours before the start of the workshop , and joining details will be sent to all delegates after bookings close (the Thursday before the workshop between 4pm and 6pm). Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.

Catch-up:  This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed out to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the event. This recording will then be available to view in your own time for 28 days. Full details are included in emails sent to delegates. After this time the recording will no longer be available, so if you are planning to use the catch-up function, please ensure that you have adequate time to view the recording within this time frame.

Discounted Ticket Price – £99 

Available until Saturday 21st September, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist.

Standard Ticket Price – £109

Available until 11am on Thursday 17th October when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.

*Please be aware there are a limited number of tickets at each price point, including where a Super Early Bird ticket price is offered*

Please note that the use of the new subscriber code is limited for each workshop and when the maximum number is reached the code will no longer work.

Ticket Payment: 

Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 17th October to secure your place! 

CPD Certificates: 

All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be available after completing a short feedback survey, the link for which will be sent out on the Thursday AFTER the workshop takes place.



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Working with Complexity in Grief - Discounted
£ 99.00
Working with Complexity in Grief - Standard
£ 109.00