This two-and-a-half-day workshop is designed to enable psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and coaches to deepen their understanding of working with couples and intimate personal relationships as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Who takes this course?

This workshop is primarily for psychotherapists and counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists and coaches. No prior in-depth knowledge of Gestalt is required. It can be taken individually or, ideally, as a follow-on from our Introduction to Working with Couples and Relationships two-day workshop

About the course

When love hurts, when love heals; explorations in relational-situational interventions in couple and relationship therapy

The course covers phenomenological methods, field processes, systems-centred understandings plus supervised discussions of case examples brought by participants.

It’s a chance to engage in active explorations, including sitting in the roles of clients and therapists. The intention is for the group to learn from each other, developing their understanding of the deeper dynamics and to allow us to undertake systemic meaning making.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance for 15 hours of CPD plus some handouts and inspiration for further reading.

Course tutor

Carmen Joanne Ablack is a member of the Gestalt Centre faculty as the Core Tutor for our Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt  Therapy and has been teaching psychotherapy, counselling and other psychological approaches to therapy since the 1980s in the UK and abroad.

Carmen is a qualified integrative body psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer working with individuals, groups, couples and organisations. She is also a trained mediator and coach and is accredited as a Senior Manager by the Institute of Healthcare Management. Her theoretical, clinical, consultancy and teaching experience includes integrative and relational approaches; gestalt body psychotherapy; intercultural, sexual and diversity work; working with creativity and performance; somatic trauma therapy and transpersonal approaches in the psychological therapies.

Carmen is a regular keynote speaker internationally. She is an honorary fellow and former trustee of the UKCP and has a place on the Board of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy.

Course Fee

£300 self-funded*/£375 sponsored

*20% discount for current GC Dip Couns Students, Psych Students & Graduate Members and

10% early bird discount OR 10% discount for those who have completed the Introductory workshop for external applicants

Next dates

Friday 6 July – Sunday 8 July 2018

6.30pm to 9pm on Friday

10am – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday


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