Edinburgh Gestalt Institute
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
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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