Manchester Gestalt Centre
Manchester Gestalt Centre has been in existence for over 20 years. It is one of the main centres in the UK providing gestalt therapy and training. There are 5 therapists working at the centre who are all experienced and qualified psychotherapists. They are: Joy Appleby, Alessandra Meriz, Peter Philippson, Danny Porter and Shirley Summers.
Gestalt therapy is creative and experimental and challenges and supports the person to look at and expand their potential through becoming more aware of how they get or don’t get, their needs met in their lives. Gestalt has an experiential approach to counselling and psychotherapy which aims to help the individual discover their own ways to manage difficulties and live more effectively. Gestalt has many different influences and strands and works with the body as well as with the mind. It is an approach to therapy which looks at how a person can function more effective in the present moment in order to get their individual needs met. Gestalt therapy emphasises developing a better way of relating to ourselves, others and the wider environment and is a therapy which explores many life issues including: relationship problems, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, sexuality, work issues, confidence, low self esteem and bereavement.
Training, qualifications & experience
All the psychotherapists are registered through the UKCP which means they have a professional post graduate qualification in gestalt psychotherapy. They are also very experienced practitioners who have all individually been working in the field for more than 20 years each.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
- Ongoing - Foundation course in gestalt therapy commencing April 2014
- Ongoing - Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Ongoing - Foundation course in gestalt psychotherapy starting October 2017
- 19/10/19 - Working with depression - towards contact and vitality
Fees range from £45 - £55.00 per session, depending on the therapist.
Some concessions are offered.
Sessions are 50 – 60 minutes long
The Tuesday evening therapy group 7 - 9 is £25.00
It is worth checking with the individual therapist for precise fees and availability.
The therapists at the centre work with individuals, couples and groups.
Introduction to Gestalt courses are run regularly throughout the year.
The Centre also offers longer training courses, see the website for more information www.mgc.org.uk
Contact the centre for further information
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Therapy is available Monday to Friday daytime and evenings. Please contact the centre for current availability
Types of client
Supervision & training
We offer a range of supervision from experienced supervisors and therapists.