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"Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime".

This timeless adage conveys a very powerful concept and it is its' essence that reflects what I believe makes Gestalt a refreshingly unique approach to psychotherapy.

Simply put, the Gestalt Therapy approach is awareness-oriented rather than solutions-oriented. As my client, it's not about me telling you what to do. It's about you learning to understand yourself and to make your own choices that lead to change. With Gestalt (pronounced "Guh-shtalt") you are in control, not me. You'll discover how to "feed yourself".

How does this happen? 

First, it's important for us to acknowledge that change, or a cure, is possible, and that you want to change the way in which your are living your life.

Second, my goal as Therapist is to facilitate your awareness of where or when you "get stuck" in your patterns of behavior. With awareness you will then be empowered to make your own choice of action that leads to change. 

Gestalt is a present-centered, in-the-moment therapy. There are no notes. There is no pre-concieved agenda. In our one hour sessions together I will pay attention not only to your story, but also to how your story is being told. I will observe your body's messages, not just your mind's version that your words convey, because your body is where your true feelings are carried and, in some cases, buried. I will then introduce creative interventions as a way of exploring and completing your "unfinished business". That's what is needed for you to make a sustainable shift in your life.

For more information on Gestalt Therapy visit www.gestalt.on.ca.

To contact me call 416 640 0910 x227 or email at ian@phcap.ca  

   
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