Gestalt Counsellor, MBACP; CBT Therapist in Training (London Metropolitan University)
I am a registered practitioner with Hestia, a charity which helps adults and children in crisis.
An empathic approach to evaluating the causes of any emotional distress.
I was at my wit's end before I started working with Dennis. Not only did I start to feel better within a few months, but the physical symptoms I had when I was at my lowest disappeared as well.
I am a teacher, but when I started working with Dennis it was almost impossible to get out of bed in the morning, I was in so much pain. Eventually, I realised it was all about unresolved grief and I got better.
Gestalt Therapy was founded in Germany in the 1930s, ostensibly by Fritz Perls (seen lecturing students in the video here) and his wife Laura.
It fosters personal growth through the development of self-awareness and self-support, enabling creative contact with people and with the environment we live in.
Therapist and client work together at forming a trusting relationship, which is central to the healing process. A working alliance is created, within which the client’s unproductive patterns of relating can be understood. The therapist does not seek to change the client but rather to help him/her develop awareness of present experience. Working together they identify creative adjustments that have enabled the client’s survival in an otherwise untenable context.