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Carl Rogers




Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy is a here-and-now type of therapy. Therapists encourage the client to identify their feelings or behaviour and consider how they affect their present environment. This self-awareness can then promote healing and personal growth, enabling the client to make decisions in the present context, rather than the past. Self-awareness is a key concept of Gestalt thinking.

Gestalt Therapy was chiefly developed by Fritz Perls. Gestalt psychotherapy is a form of Humanistic Therapy and is influenced by Psychoanalytical theory. Practitioners focus on here-and-now experiences, in order to remove the obstacles of behaviour patterns created by past situations. Roughly translated as 'Whole', the Gestalt approach stresses the need of wholeness between mind, body and soul. Gestalt therapists seek to address conflicts that may prevent this perceived harmony.

If you are interested in learning more about gestalt therapy, please check out the links below:

BACP Theoretical Approaches

Making Sense Of Counselling