|Gestalt Therapy is
directive and concentrates on the client's thought
process and feelings. The main objective of this
approach is for the individual's to become more aware of
themselves taking into account their mind, body and
spirit. The purpose of this is to improve the person's
personal experiences and therefore creating a better
quality of life.
A gestalt professional constantly promotes the client's
awareness of themselves and uses experiments that are
often invented by the counsellor and client. These
experiments can be anything from creating patterns with
objects and writing to role-playing. Promoting awareness
is the main objective of Gestalt Counselling but other
areas such as improving the ability to support ones
emotional feelings are also important.