Jeannie Wright

Words were originally magic

The expression of thoughts and feelings using words and word pictures online is the focus of this workshop. Examples from clients’ email communication will set the scene. A series of experiential exercises will flex Our emotional muscles and extend our emotional vocabulary.

About this presenter:

Jeannie Wright is currently director of counselling and psychotherapy programmes at the University of Warwick. She was Associate Professor in Counselling at Massey University, NZ for five years and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. She has been a senior accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 1993.

She started using e-mail (nervously) for online counselling In 1997, at the request of a prospective client at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Subsequently, as staff counsellor at Sheffield University 1999 – 2005, she pioneered and championed email counselling.

Her doctoral study and current research focus is on the therapeutic potential of expressive and reflective writing and the use of the Internet as a vehicle for therapy and supervision.