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Introduction to Professional Boundaries - London

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom (map)

This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, from research and the literature.

It is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work etc, including people who are in training.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues as it opened my eyes to how many daily clinical encounters involve delicate handling of the boundaries without necessarily being aware of this.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.
I was quite relaxed even blasé about it until this course highlighted the pitfalls and I will be amending my Facebook account when I get home! I felt it was run in a friendly and relaxed way and I felt the trainer was well informed and fluid in his cascade of information.
All issues discussed today were of paramount importance. It was helpful to gain refresher review of these issues and to share and learn new ways of resolving these issues as they come up in my therapy sessions with clients.

Content includes -

  • Definitions and core principles
  • Power & Vulnerability
  • Self-disclosure
  • Sexual Attraction
  • Dual Relationships
  • Touch

Learning methods include group discussion, working in pairs and small groups, watching and discussing short film clips, playing The Professionalism Game® as a way of investigating key issues in more depth. The course has been developed from experience and is informed by the literature and research about professional boundaries. There is space for consideration of how the core understandings apply to the participants own circumstances and occupational role, along with a chance to decide on any actions needed arising from the session.

The cost is £190 (for those in work or institutional payers), £120 reduced cost (for people on low incomes).  Lower cost places are for members of participating organisations(such as the APA) - contact the office for details.


Call 0203 468 4194 to purchase a place or request aninvoice .  For more information call or email

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are in agreement with our terms and conditions.

Dates for 2016 for Introduction to Professional Boundaries

  • January 21
  • February 10 (new date added in Jan 16)
  • March 2 (in Cardiff)
  • March 17th
  • April 22 (APA)
  • May 18 (Cardiff)
  • May 19
  • July 19 (Cardiff TBC)
  • July 21
  • September 22nd
  • October 28 (APA only)
  • November 24
Earlier Event: September 4
Advanced Professional Boundaries
Later Event: April 19
Maintaining Professional Resilience