Gestalt Therapy

Illustration about PsychologyAt Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy, we offer expert Gestalt psychotherapy services. Our kind, caring and welcoming approach is suitable for people of all ages, which is why offer Gestalt therapy with children. Additionally, we are able to incorporate a Gestalt therapy approach into our myriad other counselling and psychotherapy services, such as Gestalt couples’ therapy.

Through cultivating a safe environment in which our clients are able to open up, our practitioners are able to use Gestalt therapy to help our clients recognise the negative thought patterns which get in the way of unlocking true self-awareness and happiness.

What is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that was developed in the 1940s and 1950s by Fritz Perls (1893-1970). It is an approach which centres on the client and helps them to focus on the present and what is actually happening in their lives rather than what past experience may lead them to believe is happening.

One of the well-known elements of Gestalt therapy is that, more than just talking about past experiences, clients can be offered “experiments” which can be extremely helpful in assisting them to understand all aspects of themselves. Gestalt therapy also intersects very well with other therapeutic modalities such as body work, drama, dance and art therapy.

Gestalt therapy is suitable for people with a range of emotional and mental wellbeing issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and inter-personal relationships.

The goal of Gestalt therapy is to help clients become more aware of how they feel and respond and through this people are able to responsibility for themselves and the consequences of their behaviours. As such, Gestalt therapy can help people to learn how to satisfy their own needs while still respecting others and their needs.

Why Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • We pride ourselves on cultivating an environment that is open and accepting of all people, no matter their background. When you choose Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy, you can rest assured that our practitioners’ approaches are non-judgemental and respectful.
  • We strive to build a foundation of trust with each and every one of our clients, providing them with the feeling of safety required to allow them to open up and share their issues of concern.
  • Our multiple locations across Perth means that our wide range of services, including Gestalt therapy, are widely accessible to all.

Book a Gestalt Therapy Appointment Now

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As restrictions surrounding COVID-19 begin to ease in Western Australia, Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy is once again offering face-to-face sessions, in addition to online sessions. For those of you visiting us in-person, rest assured that we are strictly following social distancing regulations and will not have any physical contact with clients. If you have any questions, please contact your therapist for more information.