This interactive weekend workshop will give you a Gestalt perspective on working with intimate personal relationships and how this differs from one-to-one work. It’s an ideal CPD opportunity for qualified counsellors, therapists, coaches or psychologists.

Who takes this course?

This workshop is primarily aimed at qualified psychotherapists and counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists and coaches – you don’t need experience of Gestalt. Whilst the course isn’t designed for people still in training, we can consider applications from final-year advanced trainees who have appropriate work experience with couples or intimate relationships.

About the course

The emphasis is on learning to use phenomenological-based meaning-making and active methods, as well as Gestalt field theoretical ideas applied in practice. There’s plenty of practice-based learning – you’ll be involved in role-play and receive live supervision and input on this.

As well as handouts and inspiration for further reading, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance showing 12 hours of CPD, on completion of the two days.

This course leads naturally to our 2.5 day Advanced Workshop.

Course tutor

Carmen Joanne Ablack is a member of the Gestalt Centre faculty as the Core Tutor for the 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.

She 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

£250 self-funded*

£320 sponsored

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

10% early bird discount for external applicants

Next dates

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018

10am – 5pm on both days


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