I work as a relational Gestalt supervisor, interested in supporting therapists who are also working relationally to support clients change and lead a more satisfying life. Gestalt is an integrative model of therapy, drawing on Gestalt psychology; field theory and notions of systems; action learning; existentialism; phenomenology; relational and dialogic ways of working such as that advocated by Martin Buber, and Paul Tillich - but also compatible with the works of intersubjective theorists such as Stolorow, Atwood and Orange, and person centred theory as advocated by Carl Rogers. It also has a deep body tradition drawing on the works of Reich, Gindler, Perls, and more recently, Kepner and Frank amongst others and a strong creative tradition drawing on e.g. many non-verbal methodologies including, art, dance, drama, movement, play etc.. Zen Buddhism and Buddhist notions of awareness, (non) attachment and paradox are also at the heart of Gestalt therapy as are notions of growth and destruction. As such, it is a wonderful therapy for working with long term clients suffering from attachment based/relational issues; anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, issues of self worth and self esteem and so on. If you are interested in discovering how an integrative Gestalt approach could support your work, why not call me to set up an initial meeting? That way you can see for yourself if my way of working fits with your personal values and interests and your own sense of what you need to support your work as you move forward yourself. Also, if you are a student pyschotherapist studying Gestalt or any humanistic based integrative model, I can help you integrate theory with practice as you move towards qualification and accreditation/registration with BACP/UKCP or equivalent.
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