What is Gestalt Psychotherapy?

Katie-Mead-Contributed by Katie Mead. I fancy myself a pretty good writer. But when I sat down to write the copy for my website, I was flummoxed. Damn, it was hard! Where to start? Who am I? What do I stand for? Let me give it a shot…

 

As a start? Gestalt therapy is a relationship-based, client-centered approach to psychotherapy.
What exactly does that mean? Instead of a more hierarchal, top-down approach (ie. the therapist as ‘expert’), therapist and client co-create the relationship together. We focus on the ‘here and now’ and try to understand what is happening in the moment, rather than getting stuck in perceptions of what might be, based on previous experiences.
How does it work? Focusing on self-awareness, Gestalt therapy is particularly helpful in addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, loss and relationship difficulties. I work with my clients to bring negative thought patterns and behaviours into awareness as a way to unblock realizations of true self-awareness and happiness.
And why me? Honestly? I believe that in this world it is sometimes hard to be a human – and if life is a journey complete with difficulties, why face them alone? This is my pledge: to walk beside my clients and support them as they explore the people that they truly are and the lives they want to live. Life can be a challenge, but I have learned that I don’t have to navigate it alone. None of us do.
If this sounds interesting, I’d love to hear from you:  Katie Mead 647-668-2567   katie@meadgestalt.com      www.meadgestalt.com

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