York Groupwork

"... a unique, flexible way of thinking about and working with groups .. "

York Groupwork Ltd was founded in 2008 by Christopher Davies and Sally King to develop group-analytic training and thinking in the region.



Christopher Davies

(M. Inst G.A., MBACP Senior Accred, B.Sc., Dip. Psych. Couns.)

As well as b006leoediteing co-convenor of the Diploma in Groupwork Practice (York) – Foundation and Diploma years, and formerly a work reflection group supervisor for the Diploma in Groupwork Practice (Manchester), Christopher teaches on the Manchester Qualifying Course and offers private consultation and supervision.  His current clinical work includes a weekly analytic group, co-conducted with Sally King. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2018, he was an Adult Psychotherapist with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust where his clinical work involved a twice-weekly psychotherapy group and a longstanding weekly analytic group. Christopher has conducted staff support groups in a variety of organisations including an NHS Trust, a private hospital and a national cancer charity. Prior to training as a psychotherapist, Christopher held senior positions in personnel, training and management development within industry.

Sally King

(M. Inst G.A., MBACP Senior Accred., UKCP Reg’d, M.A.)


Sally is co-convenor of the Diploma in Groupwork Practice (York) – Foundation and Diploma years, and continues to supervise work reflection groups on the Diploma in Manchester. In private practice for over 25 years, she offers psychotherapy, counselling, supervision and training. Since 2006, she has been a seminar leader/tutor and experiential group conductor, on both the Manchester and North East Foundation Courses. In 2008, she became Supervisor for the Manchester Intermediate Course, and was central to the development of its successor, the Diploma in Groupwork Practice, across the UK. She has Institute of Group Analysis Training Supervisor status. Until her retirement from the NHS in 2018, Sally was an Adult Psychotherapist with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. where her work included conducting assessments, a twice-weekly psychotherapy group, a weekly group for young people, and consultation for practitioners.

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