The Gestalt Centre is the UK’s focal point for the study and exploration of Gestalt therapy. Located in Camden, in the heart of London, we are a hub for inspiring learning and a meeting place for some of the leading experts in this vital field.
The Gestalt Centre was established in 1980 to provide psychotherapy training. Since then, we’ve grown to become a highly reputed provider of a broad range of Gestalt-related education. Today, we’re based between Camden Town and a redeveloped Kings Cross-St Pancras area in London. Our part-time, high-quality range of training includes both UKCP-accredited psychotherapy and BACP-accredited counselling programmes, courses designed to meet practitioners’ CPD needs plus a variety of events for people who want use Gestalt personally or professionally.
Beyond education, we offer an accessible low-cost scheme of our own to help people find a counsellor or therapist. We also hire out meeting rooms, conference rooms, consultation rooms and training rooms at our accessible, and well-equipped Camden centre.
How we are run
The Gestalt Centre is a registered charity. We have a Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the organisation carries out its purposes and for overall planning and good governance. The Directors (executive and non-executive) make decisions about strategy, the running of the organisation and oversee the work of the Psychotherapy faculty, the Counselling faculty and the management team.
We’re deeply committed to Gestalt theory and practice. We strongly believe that Gestalt is a positive force for change; that it can empower people to live life to the full by improving their communication, helping them to manage conflict and developing their creativity. At the heart of the Gestalt approach is:
- Respect and appreciation for individuals, diversity and difference
- A belief that we are all connected
- Valuing of the awareness of self and others with integrity and honesty
Through participating in our courses our aim is that you will:
- Develop a much greater awareness of yourself
- Increase your presence in the world
- Enhance your ability to creatively influence the context you are in
- Appreciate that we are always in relation to and a part of our environment.
NEXT: More about our approach to fees and funding.