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Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell

Gestalt Counselling in a Nutshell

October 2012 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

New to the bestselling Counselling in a Nutshell Series, this pocket-sized book is the beginners guide to the essentials of Gestalt Therapy, from its principles to practice. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces:

  • The origins of the approach
  • The key theory and concepts
  • The skills and techniques important to practice

Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, this book includes vivid case examples, end of chapter exercises and a glossary of terms to help aid understanding.

Human Nature and Gestalt
Therapy of Gestalt Theory
Gestalt Dialogue
Excitement, Anxiety and Experiment
Integration and Evolution of Gestalt

'One of Gestalt Therapy's elder stateswomen has provided another generation of practitioners with a valuable jargon-free entry point to this vibrant therapy. Houston successfully interweaves theory and clinical vignettes with personal examples and experiential exercises to illustrate the power and uniqueness of Gestalt Therapy. Anyone with curiousity or an interest in Gestalt will benefit from having this compact gem on his or her bookshelf' -
Dave Mann, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Trainer, Supervisor & Author

Really helpful in begining to understand Gestalt. Students have said they appreciate the easy writing style and have found the text easier to get to grips with them other larger text books.

Mr Peter Trowsdale
Counselling, West Herts College
December 5, 2014

useful additional text for those students who are interested in gestalt approaches

Ms Jane Westergaard
Centre for Career and Personal Development, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 30, 2014

This is an excellent resource for those students who are getting to grips with the theoretical models of counselling. It is a highly recommended text for our YR4 module "Foundations in Counselling"

Dr Bill Naylor
Development & Society, Sheffield Hallam University
July 2, 2013

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