Gestalt Therapy in Plymouth
Gestalt therapy is an approach to counselling that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is happening in their lives right now.
Instead of what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience.
Instead of simply talking about past situations, you're encouraged to experience them. This can involve focussing on the event and bringing past feelings to the here and now, so they can be fully explored and made sense of.
Through the gestalt process, you learn to become more aware of how your negative thought patterns and behaviours block accurate self-awareness and make you unhappy.
The word "gestalt" means whole. Psychotherapist Fritz Perls developed gestalt therapy on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity consisting of body, mind, and soul and are best understood when viewed through your own eyes.
Not by looking back into the past but by bringing the past into the present.