Who takes this course?

This workshop is for psychotherapists and counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists and coaches at all stages of their careers. No prior knowledge of Gestalt is required.

About the course

This two-day workshop will focus on:

  • choice of words,
  • use of words,
  • useless words,
  • meanings and derivations

and all that is involved in making economical and useful interventions.

”How can I say that?”, “I’m trying to say…”, “What I want to express…“.  These are familiar topics in supervision, and this workshop is a chance to find more ways of finding what you really mean and saying it in ways you want the client to understand.

Therapists at all stages of their careers are likely to benefit from extending their repertoire of intervention. Learning from each other in the freedom of this workshop is one way to do so, and perhaps have some laughs at the same time.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll receive a Statement of Attendance for 12 hours of CPD.

Course tutor

International trainer and author, Gaie Houston, will lead the workshop.

Gaie has a degree in English Language and Literature, has written nine books on psychotherapy, is a playwright and has worked as a stage and opera director.

She has served on the editorial boards of The Gestalt Review, USA; The British Gestalt Journal; and Self and Society, Journal of Humanistic Psychology. She is also Chair of Gestalt Publications Ltd.

Her “Now Red Book of Gestalt” has a chapter on brief therapy, an area that she has supervised over many years.  Her book “Gestalt Brief Therapy” was published in 2003 and “Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell” was published in 2013, both by Sage Publications.

Gaie is the Emeritus Advisor to the Gestalt Centre.

Course Fee

£350 self-funded*/£590 sponsored

*20% discount for current GC Graduate Members

Next dates

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November 2019

10am to 5pm on both days


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