Sex and the therapeutic relationship – with Carole Ashton

In this workshop we will begin to address the barriers which many therapists have about speaking sexually with clients. This difficulty reflects a cultural norm present in many psychotherapy organisations and trainings. Much of our work will be exploring the interrelationship between lust and love (Resnick, S. 2012). Careful attention will be paid to the personal and relational implications of our exploration, which will be mostly experiential with some educational componants.

We will consider the challenges associated with sexual feelings within the therapeutic relationship, and managing the relevant relational and ethical implications. From a field perspective, the opportunity to consider the cultural influences of religion on sexual attitudes will link to an exploration of the collective shadow of male and female sexuality.

This workshop is open to gestalt therapists and trainees.

Location: Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.

Dates: 7-8 May 2016.

Time: 9:30am-5pm.

Cost: £225 including a non-refundable deposit of £95.

imagesCarole Ashton MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy training, Cert. Supervision, Dip Psychosexual Therapy, Cert. Couple and Marital therapy,  Dip and ATSM GPTI, UKCP reg. Now a Gestalt psychotherapist, she originally trained as a nurse and midwife and has been working in private practice in Yorkshire since 1998 offering therapy to individuals, groups and couples and supervision to organisations, groups and individual practitioners. She is currently a primary tutor in the Gestalt Department at Metanoia Institute, London. Carole has a specific interest in working with groups and over the years has facilitated therapy, supervision, continuing professional development and cancer care groups

To book a place on this workshop or if you would like further information, please contact EGI on our website Alternatively call us on 0131 228 3841.

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