Relationships are the source of some of the most difficult experiences in life, and how to navigate through such difficulties is available in Gestalt therapy. To stay in a partnership or families through highs and lows takes courage and commitment, and on the other hand, the decision to separate can take courage.
Gestalt lends itself well to working with couples and families. Families or couples are normally seen together. The process of relationship and dialogue is at the centre of the experience, but experiments could well be a part of the session. As the therapist I do not take sides or offer solutions, and people are not seen as problems.
The process and method of how communication takes place would be looked at, ie the words, the body language and the intention behind the language. This would be very much centred in the present moment; feelings and experiences highlighted. Past histories can be taken into account as can different aspects of how we arrive at this place in our lives, and influences from other external directions. Experiments can be incorporated where new ways of being together are experienced. I would engage in feedback, observations and suggestions for experiments. Increased awareness of how we are, how we feel and what is happening in the relationship is the aim in all aspects of Gestalt Therapy.
From the new awareness, new possibilities are opened up. The individuals could then decide upon new and creative ways of moving forward whether together or apart.
Fees … £50 per 50 minute session