News & Events

Catch up with the latest news and events at The Old Rectory Clinic. Our therapists and health professionals regularly hold a wide variety of interesting, informative, and useful events and workshops throughout the year. To learn more about what we do please see below.

11February

Working with Weight and Eating Concerns

A Full Day Workshop with Dr Rachel Gillibrand and Dr Fiona Marfleet Saturday 14th March 2020

A Full Day Workshop with Dr Rachel Gillibrand and Dr Fiona Marfleet Saturday 14th March 2020. This CPD will introduce you to working with young people and adults with weight and eating concerns. We will look at some of the common misconceptions about weight and eating issues and look at the current picture in the UK, considering some of the pathways people have travelled before coming to see us. We will consider the male and female perspective on weight and eating and discuss these as considerations to our working practice. This workshop aims to provide a broad understanding of this area and will look at how to have an effective conversation on the topics of weight and wellbeing, understanding how stigma, family culture and culture in general play a role. We will introduce you to the current guidance on treatments/approaches, what treatments are on offer nationally and what is currently best practice in the field. Taking a solution-focused approach to this work, we will gain a greater understanding of the latest evidence from health psychology in working with weight and eating concerns, how to adapt this for the solution-focused approach and discover how to work more effectively with these clients in a therapeutic context. This CPD will provide you with the evidence base to understanding weight and eating concerns, useful hints and tips for providing an effective therapeutic environment and an engaging and supporting environment to put your new knowledge into practice. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to create your own best-practice therapeutic session guide. This is a tailored workshop for a maximum of 10 people in a comfortable and friendly environment running from 10:00am - 4:30pm. The workshop costs £80.00.  For more information and to book your space, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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11February

Working with Children and Teenagers

A Full Day Workshop By Dr Rachel Gillibrand on Sunday 1st March 2020

Working with Children and Teenagers

This workshop will introduce you to working with children and teenagers through the lens of child psychologists Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, John Bowlby, David Elkind and others. We will look at various aspects of child development including how their thinking develops; how drawing can provide us with an insight into the child’s mind; why teenagers take risks; and why young people develop low self-esteem and experience anxiety and low-mood. This is a tailored workshop for a maximum of 24 people in a comfortable and friendly environment running from 10:00am - 4:30pm. The workshop costs £80.00 and includes the following: • All accompanying training notes. • Certificate of Attendance - this event counts as 7 Hours of CPD. • A delicious locally sourced buffet lunch. • Refreshments mid-morning and afternoon. • Free parking. This course is suitable for anyone who is working with children and teenagers and would like to enhance their tools and strategies. Taking a solution-focused approach to this work, we will gain a greater understanding of why children and teens see the world the way that they do and discover how to work more effectively with young people in a therapeutic context. This CPD will provide you with the evidence base to understanding children and teenagers, useful hints and tips for providing an effective therapeutic environment and a handy workbook of activities you can use that is authorised by the NSPCC for solution focused therapists. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to create your own child and teen-friendly therapeutic session guide. To book your exclusive place please email Dr Rachel Gillibrand on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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11February

Let Go Yoga Workshop

23th February, 29th March, 26th April, all 10am - 4pm

Let Go Yoga Workshop
Enjoy a day away from the busyness of daily life. Restore balance and energy. Deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Give yourself time, space and permission to truly let go. Let go Yoga Retreats include yoga, freshly cooked food and a friendly atmosphere in the rural setting of Iron Acton Village. These one day retreats are open to all and are suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each day retreat includes all the aspects you'd expect on a longer retreat so you'll leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, minus that long drive or flight home! The day includes a freshly prepared vegetarian or vegan lunch. Time for walks around the beautiful grounds of the nearby village, chats with new friends, relaxing, dozing, sunbathing, meditating or reading with a cuppa in one of the tranquil therapy rooms! Each day retreat will be small, intimate and catered to your needs (only eight places available). For more information and to book your space please email Mischa on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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