The Gestalt approach seeks to promote awareness, creative choice and responsibility in the present moment (here and now). It seeks to understand and facilitate a person’s efforts to live a fulfilling and enriching life with more meaningful relationships. Gestalt therapy is growth oriented.
Gestalt has a strong relational foundation. The therapist sits alongside a client, as a support within a genuine and authentic relationship with the client. Gestalt is responsive to experiential and phenomenological experiences and in this way it is creative, alive, present, and flexible.
Gestalt’s holistic approach embraces a person’s whole life experience – intellectual, psychological, emotional, physical, interpersonal and spiritual. Each of these interconnected aspects of living are considered inseparable from a person’s environment, culture and background.