life story work

Life Story Work

Focus House, Silver Street, Halifax, CALDERDALE, HX1 1HS

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This event is a two day workshop covering all the principles and practice of therapeutic life story work with children, families, and adults. Numbers are limited, so please book early (at our discounted rate) to avoid disappointment.  We hope to be able to offer further dates in the future.


The trainer will be Andrew Smith.  Andrew is an experienced social worker and psychotherapist, having worked for 20 years with adults, children, and their families.  Andrew has had many roles during this time, including Advanced Social Work Practitioner, Clinical Lead, and Head of Service.  He continues to hold a busy caseload, within his practice in Halifax, UK.  Andrew is also the clinical director of therAPP UK Ltd.

Therapeutic Life Story Work underpins much of what he continues to do as a practitioner and leader within the field.  Andrew brings a mix of ‘chalk and talk’ from his doctoral research and lecturing work at the University of Chester, alongside practical exercises, practice, and where applicable, demonstration.

In addition, Andrew has twenty five years experience of yoga and mindfulness practice, and he will be offering additional sessions in this during the period of the course for those interested.


The training will be held over two days at our therapy centre in Halifax, UK.  You will be introduced to a range of principles and practices within the field of therapeutic life story work.  Further details will be provided upon booking.  It is important that participants attend both days.

Each day will start at 09:30hrs and end at 16:30hrs.  Andrew will offer – as an additional and optional element – therapeutic yoga and mindfulness sessions at the beginning and end of each day.  These details will be provided upon purchase of the ticket.  This will be an opportunity to practice therapeutic yoga and mindfulness with Andrew.  This will help you to prepare yourself for the day, and to assimilate some of the ways in which therapeutic yoga can be used within our practice.

Who’s the training for?

Anyone with an interest in learning more about therapeutic life story work.  The training will appeal to those people who work with children and their families.  However, anyone who works therapeutically will find the course of benefit to their practice.


This course equals two full days of CPD, and a certificate of attendance will be provided.


Please note, cancellation and refund is only possible up to four weeks before the start of the course.

Please contact us for more information.