Introduction to Gestalt counselling

Course Dates: 24/11/18
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

'Lose your head and come to your senses', recommended Fritz Perls, founder of the Gestalt approach. The emphasis is on being fully present in the here and now using role play, movement, body awareness and more.


What is the course about?

The course invites you to learn about Gestalt Therapy experientially and observing how this impacts your own sense of Self.

What will we cover?

- The history of Gestalt
- The importance of awareness: living in the here and now.
- Unfinshed business: closure and completion.
- Responsibility, being response-able .
- Contact and Gestalt Experiments.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Describe some of the main concepts of Gestalt
- Explain how Gestalt ideas can be applied to your everyday experience
- Explain how some Gestalt principles can be applied to counselling.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Introductory. No prior knowledge is expected of Gestalt Therapy. An ability to reflect on your own experience will be beneficial to your learning.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A blend throughout the day of; whole group discussion, couples and triple group exercises accompanied by a strong emphasis on confidentiality.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may be interested in one of our other counselling courses: Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (PC401/PC408); Introduction to Gestalt counselling (PC412); Introduction to drama therapy (PC410); Introduction to existential counselling (PC404); Mindfulness and the person-centred approach (PC413); Introduction to psychodynamic counselling (PC402); Introduction to Jung (PC409); An introduction to the unconscious (PC414); Introduction to transactional analysis (PC406); Introduction to psychosynthesis (PC407).

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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The teacher was excellent. She was very organised, positive and a great facilitator throughout all the exercises. Very active day with lots of group work.
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Course Code: PC403

Sat, day, 24 Nov - 24 Nov '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £42.00
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