David Mann B.Sc. (Hons.), RA Th.

.....Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Therapist, Supervisor

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CPD & Training

I run CPD training events. This consists of the following:


Working with the Erotic Transference and Countertransference

This is a day-long workshop. I have been running the workshop around the UK and Europe since 1992. Participants regularly describe this day as excellent, offering a welcome opportunity to discuss a subject that often seems taboo. For further information about my workshops please contact me directly.

Content and Aims: This workshop explores the particular features of working with and in the erotic transference and countertransference in the therapeutic setting. Though explored largely from a psychoanalytic perspective, this workshop is suitable for therapists of all therapeutic disciplines.

The erotic transference includes those sexual feelings the patient/client projects or invests in the therapist/counsellor. The erotic counter-transference includes the erotic feelings the therapist/counsellor has about, and towards, the patient/client. The workshop aims to explore ways of understanding the meaning of sexual feelings in a therapy setting both in terms of the difficulties and the opportunities the presence of sexual feelings raises for the progress of the therapy. We will explore how these feelings can be an important source of information and how we can make use of this information to help the client.

This one-day workshop consists of work in small and large groups; work in pairs and creative visualisations. Participants will be expected to bring examples of their work that is relevant to the discussion.

Target Group: psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees. Some clinical experience with clients in counselling or psychotherapy is essential.


I give public lectures on a variety of subjects, most recently on:

• boundary violations in psychotherapy
• the meaning of the erotic transference
• working with perverse erotic transference
• working with borderline personality disorders

Address: 78a Stephen’s Road • Tunbridge Wells • Kent • TN4 9QA
Phone Number: 01892 541917