January Weekend Workshop with Mick Cooper

January Weekend Workshop with Mick Cooper

from 170.00

This two-day workshop incorporates Pluralistic Therapy and Goals in Therapy and is appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Led by Mick Cooper, practitioners will be introduced to the core principles of pluralistic counselling and will consider how the most profound experiences might contribute to and enrich their professional practice.

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Mick Cooper is co-author of Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (first published in 2005 with Dave Mearns), and recently returned to Brighton after 11 years living in Glasgow. He is an internationally recognised author, trainer and consultant in the field of person-centred and humanistic therapies.  Mick is a counsellor, psychotherapist and Chartered Psychologist; and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton.  Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including Australia, Lithuania and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013, 2nd ed.), and Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2008). Mick's principal areas of research have been in shared decision-making/personalising therapy, and person-centred counselling in schools.  In 2014, Mick received the Carmi Harari Mid-Career Award from Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Academy of Social Sciences.



Cooper, M., & Knox, R. (2017). Therapists’ self-reported chronic strategies of disconnection in everyday life and in counselling and psychotherapy: an exploratory study. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1343457

Cooper, M. (2012). Clients' and therapists' perceptions of intrasessional connection: An analogue study of change over time, predictor variables, and level of consensus. Psychotherapy Research, 22(3), 274-287.

Cooper, M., Chak, A., Cornish, F., & Gillespie, A. (2012). Dialogue: Bridging personal, community and social transformation. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Cooper, M., & Ikemi, A. (2012). Dialogue: A dialogue between focusing and relational perspectives. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 11(2), 124-136.

Knox, R., & Cooper, M. (2011). A state of readiness: An exploration of the client’s role in meeting at relational depth. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 51(1), 61-81.

Knox, R. and Cooper, M. (2010). Relationship qualities that are associated with moments of relational depth: The client’s perspective. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies 9(3): 236-256.

Cooper, M. (2009). Interpersonal perceptions and metaperceptions: Psychotherapeutic practice in the inter-experiential realm. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49(1), 85-99.

Cooper, M. (2005). Therapists' experiences of relational depth: A qualitative interview study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 5(2), 87-95.




  • A range of downloadable resources on existential therapy, from the book Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, can be found by clicking here. This includes articles on existential therapy, group training exercises, and therapeutic tools
  • Annotated existential therapies reading list


Correia, E., Cooper, M., & Berdondini, L. (2016). Existential therapy institutions worldwide: An update of data and the extensive list. Existential Analysis, 27(1), 155-200.

Correia, E., Cooper, M., & Berdondini, L. (2016). Worldwide list of existential psychotherapy institutions. Dasein, 5(Special issue), 83-131.

Correia, E. A., Sartóris, V., Fernandes, T., Cooper, M., Berdondini, L., Sousa, D., Pires, B., da Fonseca, J. (2016). The practices of existential psychotherapists: development and application of an observational grid. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2016.1254723

Vos, J., Cooper, M., Correia, E., & Craig, M. (2015). Existential therapies: A review of their scientific foundations and efficacy. Existential Analysis, 16(1), 49-69.

Vos, J., Cooper, M., Correia, E., & Craig, M. (2015). Existential therapies: A discussion and review of research methodologies and the evidence base to date. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 19(1), 47-57.

Willig, C., Berguno, G., Cooper, M., Milton, M., du Plock, S., & Spinelli, E. (2015). The challenge to theory in existential psychotherapy. Existential Analysis, 26(2), 225-236.

Correia, E., Cooper, M., & Berdondini, L. (2014). Existential Psychotherapy: An international Survey of the Key Authors and Texts Influencing Practice. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.  doi: 10.1007/s10879-014-9275.

Correia, E., Correia, K., Cooper, M., & Berdondini, L. (2014). Psicoterapia existencial latinoamericana en la actualidad. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología Existencial, 9, 26-37.

Vos, J., Craig, M., & Cooper, M. (2014). Existential therapies: A meta-analysis of their effects on psychological outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0037167