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.

Here and now

Gestalt therapy focuses on the here and now. That’s not because the past and future are unimportant; they just don’t exist. When you and I meet in a therapy room, the experience takes place in the here and now. Every experience takes …

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Your experience

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Field theory

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Contact and creative adjustment

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Creative experimentation

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Organismic self-regulation

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Paradoxical theory of change

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