Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy
A Diploma in Gestalt Therapy that is based in Relationship
Course Leader: Tim Carrette (May 2017 onwards)
What is Relational Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt is the quintessential relational therapy. The original birthplace, of mindful awareness. Based in the here-and-now process of relationship, its theoretical basis is paradoxical, dialogical and non-dualistic.
This ordinary everyday wholeness is a Gestalt/form, which incorporates all aspects of human relationship: Sexual, Spiritual and Relational.Creating aliveness, vibrancy and ground. Here the self has a unique flavour of process, adaptation and form resolution. Where all boundaries are creative destructions, in the service of the authentic evolving self in relation.
Gestalt Therapy was originally developed in the 1950’s by Fritz and Laura Perls with Paul Goodman, as a response to the predominantly analytical therapies of the time. Perls and Goodman introduced a more relational here-and-now individually authentic therapeutic relationship.
Gestalt has since moved with the spirit of our times and relationality has become less individualistic and more inter-relational (what is in 'the field'), less developmental and more phenomenologically existential and therefore, paradoxically more fluid and able to embrace the otherness of diversity and difference within people, clients and institutions. This training will enable the contemporary Gestalt therapist to be authentic to their emerging self and engaging within the wider community of Mental Health settings including private practice, voluntary and NHS.
Become a UKCP registered Psychotherapist
Length of course: 4 years part time (weekends)
Course dates for 2017/18:
September 29/30, October 1
Fee: £2200 per year (Can be paid in instalments for £50 extra)