About gestalt

A basic overview of gestalt therapy's core concepts.

There is no better way of explaining gestalt therapy than through demonstration. And the best way of demonstrating gestalt therapy is for you to meet me for an initial session. Of course, that doesn’t help you know ahead of time whether you will benefit from even an initial session with me!

To support you in deciding whether to give my approach a try, I describe below some of the core ideas in gestalt therapy. This will hopefully give you a flavour of my understanding of the gestalt approach. If you find that some of these ideas resonate with you, then it could well be that my approach will be a good fit for your therapeutic needs.

Statue of Arjuna

The Golden Arrow: how to live a more or less fulfilling life

The Golden Arrow is a heuristic tool I’ve been thinking about for a while now to help frame my understanding of what …

the gestalt cycle of figure formation and destruction

Rising and falling: the cycle of gestalt formation and destruction

My first encounter with what pre-gestalt Fritz Perls would have recognised as concentration therapy, came in the form of …

Recursive spiral clocks.

Timing is everything. I repeat, timing is everything!

the bristol therapist facebook page digest – january 2018 Quite a while back, I got excited and over-committed myself …