Call and Response

Call and Response

17 November 2019
10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Facilitated by Kirsteen Greenholm

Working with clients where there is risk of suicide, self-harm and other self-destructive behaviours can feel troubling for counsellors and therapists. We often encounter strong feelings, complex relational dynamics and difficult ethical decisions about whether/what protective action may be needed.

This workshop will support you to further develop your relational responses and effectiveness with clients in these situations. We will work experientially and creatively, focusing on possibilities in the here-and-now contact between clients and practitioners within the context of the wider field. We will attend to patterns of call-and-response in the therapeutic dyad, bearing in mind our responsibilities as practitioners.

Kirsteen is an experienced UKCP-registered gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer working in private practice in Edinburgh. She was a core member of the training team at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute for around ten years until leaving in 2017 to develop other professional interests including writing. She has also worked in the addictions and mental health fields in the voluntary and statutory sectors. Kirsteen weaves her love of imagery, literature, music, art and nature into her embodied relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy. As a trainer, she is passionate about supporting learning in ways which are respectful, stimulating, compassionate, and which call to head, heart and soul. Shame and connection have been lifelong themes for her professionally and personally. For more information about her please see

£20 booking fee – Exclusive to PF Counsellors

PF Counselling Service