Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

51 Lothian Road

0131 228 3841

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51 Lothian Road

0131 228 3841

About us

EGI is a training organisation committed to developing Gestalt education in a variety of contexts. As well as training in Gestalt therapy, we offer personal and professional development, organisational consultancy, supervision, counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups.

In addition, we have a list of practitioners who are connected with the Institute and whose details you can access on our website at www.egi.uk.com

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our listed therapists are independent practitioners and are shown with their qualifications, accreditation status and the code of ethics to which they subscribe. They are all insured and have regular supervision. All practitioners are responsible for their own professional conduct.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Variable - please contact individual therapists for specific details.

Further information

Gestalt is a philosophical and practical approach to living which has its origins in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a German word meaning both the whole as being more than the sum of its parts and the pattern. The Gestalt approach draws on both these meanings, seeing people as inextricable parts of their environments, both affecting and affected by those they live around. Philosophical and biological concepts of how people function in the world are woven into this dynamic and innovative approach to human development.

We believe that all people have a natural tendency towards health, towards satisfying relationships with others and with their environment. However, old patterns of behaviour and fixed ideas can form blocks to health, communication and contact with others.
We aim to increase awareness of such patterns in order to support energy, liveliness and contact, to widen possibilities for choice, and to facilitate movement towards health in both individuals and

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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