About Gestalt therapy

Gestalt therapy is a humanistic therapy that aims to help clients heighten their awareness of them­selves in the here-and-now and find creative ways of dealing with their problems. It is growth and relationship-oriented (dialogical), experiential and existential. It sees change as occurring through becoming who you really are. Clients are invited to experience themselves and experiment in a safe situation, expanding their own support while receiving support as required from the therapist. The approach is phenomenological, that is, it works with experience – perception, emotions and cognitions in the here-and-now. The focus is on the client’s process as it unfolds, paying attention to the whole person as an integral part of their environment. Creative media can be used as appropriate.