Gestalt Therapy is a client-centred approach to psychotherapy that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience.
Gestalt Therapy emphasises that to alleviate negative feelings such as unresolved anger, pain, anxiety and resentment, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time. Instead of simply talking about past situations, clients are encouraged to experience them, perhaps through re-enactment. Through the Gestalt process, clients learn to become more aware of and responsible for how their own negative thought patterns and behaviours are blocking true self-awareness and making them unhappy.
The word ‘Gestalt’ means whole and Gestalt Therapy was developed by psychotherapist Fritz Perls on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity, consisting of body, mind, and soul and best understood when viewed through their own eyes.
What can Gestalt Therapy address?
- Anger issues
- Anxiety & Depression
- Low Self esteem
- Self-Awareness and Self-Acceptance
- Migraines & Headaches
- Eating disorders
- Trauma, Grief & Loss
- Relationship issues
- Ulcerative colitis
How many sessions will I need?
Discuss this with the practitioner as it will depend on the purpose of the appointment.
Duration: One hour
Practitioner: Dr Tony Byrne