Gestalt Psychotherapy Diploma

September 2022 Start (Fortnightly Friday)

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.

Fritz Perls, The Gestalt Prayer – “Gestalt Therapy Verbatim”, 1969

As The Gestalt Prayer says, by being self-aware and supporting your own needs, you establish an environment where you can better understand and support other people. What better way to do this than spending time deepening your knowledge and relationship with Gestalt (and yourself) so that you can provide a safe space to meet your clients and be in full therapeutic contact with them.

This course is for counsellors who are qualified to diploma level who have an interest in furthering their relationship with Gestalt theory and practice. Over 14 sessions of the course, we will be looking at the origins of Gestalt therapy as well as more modern Gestalt theories and practices. We will explore how you can integrate Gestalt into the work that you are already doing with your clients, explore your self-awareness and the contact that you make with them and the wider world.

We will spend some time forming as a group so that we can create an atmosphere where respectful curiosity and connection become the norm. You will be given to opportunity to practice implementing Gestalt theory and using various interventions in an environment where you feel safe and supported to experiment and explore. No prior knowledge of Gestalt therapy is needed for this course.

Dates

September 2022 Start
16 September 2022 – 31 March 2023
Fortnightly Friday 10:00 – 17:00
14 Sessions

Course fees

Option 1
Early Payment Fee £1000
Pay £200 deposit to secure your place on the course, followed by one payment of £800 made by BACS one month prior to course start date.

Option 2
Course Fee £1100
Pay £200 deposit to secure your place on the course, followed by 6 monthly standing order payments of £150.

Costs included in course fees

  • Refreshments
  • Tuition and assessment
  • Individual tutorial support
  • Short term loan access to a selection of books including those on the reading list
  • Access to wi-fi for research and presentations from your own tablets, mobiles and laptops etc
  • Access to college for group skills practices/small group presentation preparations etc. between teaching sessions (room needs to be booked in advance)
  • Access to online student folder

Costs not included in the course fees

  • Purchase of reading books (it is recommended that you obtain the core reading books for your use during the course)

For information about dates of future courses please contact us.