Windy Dryden on Unconditional Self-acceptance, Self-compassion, Live CBTSessions


Windy Dryden on Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion plus Live CBT Sessions. 

14th May, King’s College, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

Dear Members

At this event Professor Windy Dryden will present at talk on the integration of Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion.  In the second half of the evening Prof Dryden will demonstrate some live CBT sessions with volunteers from the audience.

Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion are both psychotherapeutic concepts within their own right and have different origins. At this meet up Professor Dryden will explain

·  The origins and key players of Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion

·  The differences and similarities between Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion

·  The reasons that clients resist developing Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion

·  The components of

§  Mindfulness

§  Self-judgement

§  Flexibility

§  Kindness

§  Acceptance, Compassion and Change  

·   A model for integrating a Unconditional Self-acceptance and Self-compassion

·  Developing a Pluralistic approach with the client

·  All this and more will be covered.

Professor Windy Dryden

and volunteers from the audience. The focus of these sessions will be dealing with life’s everyday problems. After each demonstration the audience are invited to ask Professor Dryden and his volunteer questions. This is an enjoyable and effective way to learn and share ideas at a fabulous central London venue.

If you are new to CBT or thinking of training as a CBT coach, then this is an excellent opportunity to see demonstrations and network with therapists and coaches as well as people who are interested in CBT, psychotherapy or psychology.

City CBT Coaching College will provide a continuing professional development (CPD) letter confirming two hours of CPD.

Volunteers means you! We will need 2-3 volunteers for the live demonstration sessions so please let me know if you would like to volunteer and have some free therapy or coaching. Windy is happy to go with whatever you bring. Let me know if you have any questions.


Networking 6.00pm
If you would like the opportunity to chat and share ideas with other members then please arrive at 6.00pm.

Presentation Starts 6.30pm

Please Note

I am unable to provide refreshments at King’s College - so please bring a bottle of water or drink with you. There are many cafes and shops on The Strand nearby.



Google map

City CBT Coaching College King’s Map (shows entrance)

Streetmap. Shows location but entrance is on the Strand

I look forward to meeting you at The UK CBT Group.


 This meet up is co-hosted by Nicola Martin Msc

Nicola has been involved in psychotherapy, coaching and hypnosis for over 20 years and has successful private practices in Harley Street and Balham. She is the Founder of City CBT Coaching College and the Principal of ICH Clinical Hypnosis Training.


Windy Dryden is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), a leading CBT approach. He has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975 and was one of the first people in Britain to be trained in CBT.

He has published over 200 books and has trained therapists all over the world, in as diverse places as the UK, the USA, South Africa, Turkey and Israel. He is currently Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.







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  • Dei L.

    Hi new to this conversation . When is the next scheduled meeting

    November 20

    • Phil P.

      Hi Dei
      You'll get a notification of the next meet up. Hopefully January

      November 20

  • sue

    Thank you
    As always ...a very interesting & helpful evening . Look forward to the next meet up !

    1 · May 15

  • Maya S.

    Enjoyed revelation of Professor Dryden's journey to USA and SC. Thank you to Phil, Nicola and the team.

    1 · May 15

  • Becki L.

    Awesome evening as always. Thanks Professor Dryden and everyone involved.

    2 · May 15

  • Phil P.

    Great presentation! Thank you Windy and special thanks to tonight’s volunteers

    1 · May 14

  • jessiew

    Informative, thought provoking, amusing altogether a good night out. Will be back for more.

    1 · May 14

  • Michael C.

    Another good and informative evening

    1 · May 14

  • Abi

    If anyone would like to take my place you can drop me an email and for the full details. All i ask for in return is a few bullet points summarising the talk :)

    May 14

    • Caroline F.

      I'd have jumped at it, Abi, but too short notice for me as I'm not in London. I'd love the bullet points too, if anyone is feeling generous! Been on the waiting list for a couple of weeks.

      May 14

  • amy s.

    I just offered it to chris blunt who
    emailed me, maybe check with chris To
    see if he still wants it!

    May 14

    • Jen

      Hi, I don't know who that is! Thanks anyway, I won't get there in time now. Nexr time hopefully!

      May 14

  • liz m.

    hi all
    i booked for a friend who can no longer come - so her ticket is spare too . her name is nena .

    May 14

  • amy s.

    Hi all, i have double booked tonight
    with a tutoring session that i have paid
    more money for than my ticket to see
    prof dryden tonight. .....So i am going
    to the lesson which means my ticket is
    spare! Does anyone want to go in my
    name? If so you can have it!

    May 14

    • Jen

      Hi Amy, how would I go about paying you though?

      May 14

  • Saba Shabbir S.

    i am from Pakistan..kindly tell me can i join this session? i am keenly interested in learning CBT

    April 7

    • Phil P.

      Hi Saba. Unfortunately, this meet up is not broadcast online. If you are in London and can attend, then just RSVP YES, and the system will take you to PayPal

      April 7

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