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Loneliness: A Gestalt Group Exploration

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm



This one day workshop is an opportunity to explore your experience of loneliness within a safe and supported group setting.

Facilitated by Faisal Mahmood and Emma Flax; experienced and group work accredited UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapists.

Our aim is to support awareness through speaking and sharing your own experience and hearing from others.   As Gestalt therapists we believe that change is possible and different choices become available to us when we become more aware of ourselves.

During the day, we will spend some time on some structured exercises to support exploration and insight.  We will also have some unstructured group time where conversations can emerge from participant’s experiences on the day.

The workshop is open to anyone and everyone.  You do not need any specific experience of counselling, therapy or Gestalt.  The workshop is also suitable for mental health professionals, those in the helping professions, counsellors, psychotherapists and trainee therapists who may be interested in exploring their own experience of loneliness within a group setting.




Facilitators: Faisal Mahmood and Emma Flax; experienced, qualified and UKCP registered psychotherapists.


When: Saturday 14th April, 2018.  10am – 5.30pm.


Where: 59 Wostenholm Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1LE.

There is plenty of on street parking on Wostenholm Road and surrounding roads should you be driving.

The number 3 bus (from the city centre) stops almost directly outside the building

From Sheffield Train Station, Wostenholm Road is a half an hour walk, an 18 minute journey by public transport (door to door) or a 5 minute taxi ride.


Cost: £95 including tea, coffee and biscuits (lunch not included).

A limited number of concessionary places are available. Please enquire if you think you may be eligible.


Maximum number of participants: 10


How to book:

If you are interested in attending or would like to talk a little more to help you decide, please do get in touch by phoning either Emma on 07821997522 or Faisal on 07811444900.

Alternatively, you can register your interest using our contact form.



Some quotes we like:

‘Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable – but it can also make us lonely.  This loneliness is different from being ‘alone’.  You can be lonely even surrounded by people’. – Amy Tan (Author)

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact’. – Martha Beck (Sociologist and Author)

‘At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self’.  – Brendan Francis (Author)

I am lonely, yet not everybody will do.  I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasise my loneliness’. – Anais Nin (Diarist and Author)


April 14, 2018
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Emma Flax
Faisal Mahmood


Brincliffe House
59 Wostenholm Road, Nether Edge
Sheffield, S7 1LE United Kingdom
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