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Entries by Helen McWilliam

What is Gestalt therapy? Gestalt philosophy, theory and the therapy space

Gestalt therapy began in the 1940s and 50s as a reaction to the diagnostic approach of psychoanalysis which privileged the expertise and insights of the psychoanalyst. Gestalt, in contrast, is considered a form of psychotherapy, focussing on what is immediately present, with insights arising from the relationship between client and therapist. Its philosophical basis is […]