This one-year, part-time course is an ideal introduction to the lively, creative Gestalt approach. It’s taken either by aspiring psychotherapists as the first stage of our Psychotherapy Programme or as a standalone course by people-focused professionals keen to develop their relationship-building skills and gain a recognised qualification in the process.
Who takes this course?
- People who want to train as psychotherapists on our Psychotherapy Programme
- Existing counsellors and therapists who want to integrate the Gestalt approach into their practice
- Professionals in health (doctors, nurses), social work, management/consultancy (including coaching and mentoring), the prison service, law, media, education, journalism and the arts who want to gain academic recognition for their professional experience and learn creative ways to enable change with colleagues and clients.
What the course offers
Students engage in practical and personal learning in the training groups and also undertake individual therapy, all of which is supported and clarified by study of the key ideas of the Gestalt approach.
- Develop your awareness of how you relate to yourself and to others
- Gain insight into how you may struggle with communication with some others
- Learn new skills to enable change with clients
- Develop the ability to communicate effectively in personal and professional settings
- Explore new and more creative ways of being and relating
- Learn to make practical use of key gestalt ideas.