Experiential workshop with Carole Ashton

Sexuality and Gestalt Therapy

November 22.-23. 2024 | 9:30 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 18:00 | Working language: English
Price: 4400 CZK (early bird till 30th August) | 4900 CZK (from 1st September)

Workshop description

In order to situate and contextualize the course, we will explore our personal process in relation to sexual 'material'. We will particularly explore how this affects our self-support and self-regulation should difficult feelings such as shame, arousal, disgust, judgement and excitement arise in the clinical setting, and how to manage these in support of the client.

Day 1
The language of sex, the physiology of sex and differing sexual practices will be explored to support knowledge and ease in communicating what can be an awkward subject for clients to raise.

Day 2
will be focused on sexual difficulties, dysfunctions and life-stage concerns. Topics may include infertility, aging and post-childbirth. Developing an understanding of clinical practice around sexual material will be at the core of this day. As part of this focus on clinical practice, we will also highlight and discuss when a referral to specialist sex therapy would be appropriate for clients.

In addition to and related to the above, we will consider the management of erotic feelings (theirs and/or ours), whilst staying within our ethical framework and remaining therapeutic. In all sessions, discussion is welcome and a core component of the learning.

Carole Ashton, MSc.

UKCP registered Gestalt therapist & supervisor, trainer at Metanoia Institute

As a qualified and independent therapist, counsellor, sex therapist, supervisor and trainer, Carole works with individuals, couples and small groups. She has a particular interest in patterns of relating which are problematic on a repeating basis. The way that she works is respectful of the unique experience and perception of every human being, and she aims to honour difference and diversity in her clinical practice. She has over 25 years of experience and enjoys working with couples and individuals who struggle with a variety of problems.

As a supervisor she has considerable experience of supervising individuals and small groups who work in various settings e.g. private practice, voluntary organisations and the NHS, as well as overseeing the work of many trainee and qualified counsellors and therapists at both her home address and host organisations.

She visits and has visited, the Metanoia Institute London, the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, the Krakow Gestalt Institute of Therapy and in Croatia and Mexico as a guest trainer.

Her qualifications include a Masters degree in Gestalt psychotherapy ( Nottingham University ) Diploma in Psychosexual therapy ( Relate), Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy Training (Metanoia), Certificate in Couple and Marital therapy (Relate), Certificate in Supervision (Gestalt Centre London). Registration as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Details on the venue and timing of both days:

Place: Stará radnice Brno - Radnická 8, Taneční sál


Day 1: 9:30 - 13:00 | 14:30 - 18:00

Day 2: 9:30 - 13:00 | 14:30 - 18:00

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