Gestalt is a form of psychotherapy that views individuals as a ‘whole’ in mind, body and spirit. This approach focuses on present, or ‘here and now’ experience.
By helping you become aware of how you think, feel and act in the present moment, gestalt provides a way to help you grow, develop self-awareness and change patterns of thinking and behaviour that have left you dissatisfied and unhappy.
The Gestalt psychotherapist works by offering you a meaningful and authentic relationship within which to explore your ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. The relationship with your therapist can help you become more fully aware of how you respond to your environment, and experiment with different, creative ways of being in relationships.
Gestalt psychotherapy is considered particularly helpful for treating a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress, depression and other problems which prevent people living life to the full. Overall, people who participate in Gestalt psychotherapy are said to feel more self-confident and at peace with themselves following therapy.