Action-packed coaching: Catalysing change through chairwork

06 September 20239:00am - 11:30am
  • Coaching
From £10
woman talking to group
Online workshop
Division of Coaching Psychology


Coaching is often dominated by talking. But if action speaks louder than words, why do so many coaches rely on discussion to bring about change? This interactive and experiential workshop will introduce coaches to 'chairwork': a collection of action-based, experiential methods that are uniquely powerful and memorable. Participants will have the opportunity to observe demonstrations of chairwork and experience chairwork themselves.

Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the four conceptual 'pillars' on which chairwork is based.
  • Describe the key forms of chairwork used in coaching (e.g., interviews, dialogues, etc.)
  • Appreciate how chairwork is applied to common issues in coaching, including working with 'parts' of the self (e.g., the inner critic).
  • Compare how chairwork is delivered in face-to-face versus online coaching settings.
  • Experiment with chairwork in their own coaching practice.

This event will not be recorded due to the interactive nature of the workshop. Please note that it is preferred that participants have their cameras 'on'.


Registration is available online only. 

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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Non-BPS Member £30
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Matthew Pugh is a Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Advanced Schema Therapist, Voice Dialogue facilitator, and leading chairwork practitioner. He is the Co-Director of and an academic tutor with Henley Business School, where he lectures on Coaching for Behavioural Change programme. He is also the lead content developer for Psychology Tools and a Teaching Fellow with University College London. He is the author of 'Cognitive Behavioural Chairwork: Distinctive Features'.


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