SATURDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2020 (11 am – 1 pm)

SIP Spring Lecture 2020 – “Working with the D Stream: Dissociation and Disability” presented by Valerie Sinason

  • When: Saturday 8th February 2020, 11 am – 1 pm
  • Where: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
  • Tickets: £10 – £35 via Eventbrite

Just as schools once devalued less academic pupils by placing them in the D stream, this talk asks whether psychotherapy trainings exclude those with disabilities? Are those who experience dissociation disorders also on the margins of the psychotherapy training world?

This talk will explore these two challenging questions, looking at the reasons we might avoid asking them and the hope that lies in moving from exclusion to inclusion.

More information available here.

SIP Benefit Ceilidh in aid of ‘A Home for SIP’ with Jill Elliot and the Perfect Cure Trio

  • When: Saturday 8th February 2020, 7 pm – 11 pm
  • Where: St Bonaventure’s Church Hall, Egerton Road, Bristol BS7 8HP
  • Tickets: £20, available via Eventbrite (booking fee applies) or by emailing (no booking fee)

Supper provided | Licensed bar | Raffle Prizes to be drawn

Everyone welcome!

On February 8th, at the well known St Bonaventure’s church hall, this promises to be a really enjoyable evening of dancing to the excellent Jill Elliot Perfect Cure Trio. It will cheer our spirits and warm up the depths of winter mid-way between Christmas and the Spring Equinox. You can also savour the warm glow of knowing you are supporting the charitable work of Severnside Institute!

Tickets are limited so please do buy your tickets, and tickets for your friends, soon; bring a party! There’ll be lots of tables to sit at, to catch your breath between the dances, and catch up with your friends over supper.

SATURDAY 14th March 2020, 11 am – 1 pm

SIP Members only: Clinical Seminar with Guest Clinician Narendra Keval

Following the success of his public lecture in Bristol earlier this year “Exploring the Use and Misuse of Race in the Clinical Encounter”, Narendra Keval returns as Guest Clinician at an SIP clinical seminar for members. Numbers are restricted to twenty so book early to be sure of a place!
A member of SIP will be presenting their clinical work with a patient for the seminar to consider and discuss.

“Preoccupations about difference in the form of ethnicity, race or racism and their lived experience are always present in subtle ways in the privacy of our daily thoughts and feelings, imagination and dreams. Our clinical encounters are no exception but they need close and sensitive scrutiny to capture the nuances of what is being grappled with and communicated by our patients and to enable clinicians to respond with affective understanding of the unconscious processes present.”


SIP Training Open Day 2020

Orchard Street Therapy Rooms, 11 Orchard Street, Bristol BS1 5EH

An opportunity to find out more about our training and meet training personnel.

To register your interest, please email