This time the workshop took place in Sailsbury with a group of 16 therapists and counsellors. Five (including the only man – thanks again, for being there) were in their fifties and (apart from the male therapist) well into the menopause. Ten were in their forties, and one – a pregnant counsellor who worked with people with learning difficulties – was in her thirties.
Of course, many similar themes emerged to those I wrote about in my previous blog, so I won’t go over old ground. However, I will outline different issues that this particular group raised.
Again, this was very much a day of exploration. The day was split into two sections. During the morning, we looked at the personal experience of the menopause. In the afternoon, we discussed different ways to improve working with older female clients, couples, and younger women with early onset menopause.