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