Working with two chairs

Course Dates: 24/02/20
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Learn how to use this technique derived from Gestalt therapy to help your clients explore inner conflicts and let go of haunting issues from the past. Experience the power of this two chair technique by trying it out for yourself.


What is the course about?

The course is about exploring and practising how to use the Gestalt Two-chair method which can often be helpful in working with clients who struggle with inner conflicts focused on self-esteem, identity issues, anxiety etc.

What will we cover?

Exploring the significance of Gestalt two chair techniques.
Theoretical concepts of Gestalt counselling.
Dealing with inner conflicts.
How to use Gestalt Two-chair techniques.
Resolving inner conflicts and unfinished business.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify key theoretical concepts underpinning Gestalt counselling.
Engage in a conversation relating to personal inner conflicts.
Practise using Gestalt two-chair techniques.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for counsellors or other professional helpers who wish to learn about the use of Gestalt Two-chair techniques. You will be experienced in dealing with clients in conflict, but require no specific knowledge of this technique in order to attend.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This experiential workshop includes input on theory and group discussion. There will be individual, partner and small group work. The experiential nature of the course will require you to be willing to take part in exercises and discussions and to use your own experience as material to learn from.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Handouts will be provided during the course however please bring paper and pens.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may be interested in some of our other ‘working with…’ courses:
PT569 - Working therapeutically with masks
PT583 - Working with couples: an introduction
PT518 - Working with survivors of sexual violence
PT542 - Ways into working with couples.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

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Review by Louise / (Posted on 10/04/2019)
If you have ever wanted to discover the power of Gestalt 2 chairs, but are anxious to try it...then this is the course for you. Dennis (the tutor) is a master at addressing the theory and mixing live demonstrations with one-to-one practice in a relaxed and engaging way. A fantastic day of learning.
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Review by Kevin Scott / (Posted on 09/04/2019)
This course will teach you all you need to know about this technique in a safe and fun environment.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 09/04/2019)
A fantastic, self-contained course. You don't have to be a Gestalt counsellor or a counsellor for that matter to attend and benefit fully. I work as a coach and and leadership development professional and have only some knowledge of Gestalt but the basics are covered in the course and the full overview of the technique, including 2 demonstrations and discussion was fully covered before we jumped into experiential learning...which was a little scary at first but then loved and laughed through to our hearts content. Really really lovely, profoundly useful technique that can be used in so many different situations, it's a waste not to learn it. The tutor was very experienced, fun and serious in equal measure. I really recommend the course. Fantastic supportive group too, students should be prepared to do some personal work but most people (if not all) come with heaps of empathy and willingness to hold a beautiful space so fear nothing! I will use the technique straight away and many times, I am absolutely certain of it. Totally worth the day and the money.
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Review by Agnieszka / (Posted on 08/04/2019)
learning this technique has been a learning curve as I not only learned about Gestalt therapy, but coming from a person-centred background, it was a clear indication that clients are the expert in exploring their own inner conflicts and making sense of i. I have gained a skill which will contribute to my way of working within my own practice as a bereavement counsellor. The tutor wanted the group, not only to participate in the experiential learning of working with two chairs, but to also have fun doing so. The day was therefore also filled with fun and laughter.
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Review by bones / (Posted on 19/04/2015)
The tutor showed flexibility in responding to the aims and the needs of the group. It was useful to be able to try out the technique, both as practitioner and subject, in a supportive setting.
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Review by MsSerendipity / (Posted on 18/04/2015)

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Course Code: PT556

Mon, day, 24 Feb - 24 Feb '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £60.00

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