Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy draws on the belief that people have a natural tendency towards health, but old patterns of behaviour and fixed ideas can create blocks interrupting the natural cycle of wellness, affecting communication with others.

Gestalt is a German word meaning the whole, and looks at the individual as a whole, within their surroundings, rather than breaking things into parts.

Gestalt therapy addresses what is happening in the moment, bringing into awareness an individual’s representation of the self, his/her responses and interactions with others, how a person may resist change, and certain behaviours or symptoms that the client regards as undesirable or unsatisfactory. Gestalt techniques often include acting out scenarios and utilising dream recall is effective in treating issues such as anxiety, stress, addiction, tension and depression.