Supporting change and growth in individuals and groups I am a gestalt practitioner working as a psychotherapist, trainer and clinical supervisor.
The sessions last 1 hour for individuals and 2 hours for groups, and can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on circumstances.
I offer four different levels of work:
1. Coaching / off-line supervision -short or long-term support as required, usually monthly sessions
examine the ins and outs of an important life decision, personal or professional
focus on what is really important for you
get support to reach your own goals
2. Counselling -short-term support, typically 6 to 12 sessions, weekly or fortnightly
get support for yourself in times of stress at work or at home
express difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting
develop a greater awareness and acceptance of yourself and your feelings as you confront difficulties
3. Psychotherapy-longer-term healing process, typically weekly sessions for several months to one year
develop a greater awareness of how you are with yourself, with others, in the world
discover the patterns you have developed for dealing with people and situations
decide whether these patterns are still good for you or have outlived their usefulness
begin to heal the rifts and tensions within yourself and between yourself and others
4. Clinical supervision-for counsellors and psychotherapists interested in a gestalt approach to client work
Links An introduction to gestalt therapy?
What might gestalt therapy look like?
About Gestalt - an introduction written for the Gestalt Review.
Who I amI have been working as a gestalt therapist with individuals, groups and organisations since 1998. Before then, I have been working as a teacher in mainstream education and adult and community education since 1974, and I have offered counselling and grief and trauma support in a society in conflict since 1994.
I have trained with the Gestalt Trust (Scotland and North of Ireland) and the London Gestalt Centre. I am an individual member of BACP, and abide by their Ethics and Code of Practice.
Contact Joelle Gartner
Belfast Northern Ireland Email:
j_gartner (at) yahoo (dot) com
Tel: 0780 3169 174