Holbeck College

Gestalt Therapy

Help clients increase their awareness of themselves and the world around them to solve to emotional problems.

Study time
6 hours

Level 2

Start date
6 June 2023


Gestalt Therapy is a form of counselling focused on a person’s here-and-now experience. By helping people engage with their experience, their feelings, and the people around them, Gestalt Therapy empowers clients to find solutions and solve emotional problems.

This course is suitable for professionals looking to add Gestalt psychotherapy to their repertoire, psychology students looking to learn the Gestalt counselling model, or anyone looking to apply Gestalt techniques to improve their wellbeing.

We will start with a complete introduction to Gestalt theory, including all of the core principles: contact, creative adjustment, awareness, paradoxical theory of change and unfinished business. We’ll cover field theory (understanding a client’s situation), how we become disconnected from our experience (interruptions to contact) before moving on to breaking down each technique used in Gestalt Therapy, building a relationship with the client and step-by-step what therapy looks like.

We’ll then apply Gestalt Therapy to a range of problems including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, substance use and more so you can see examples of how to use Gestalt Therapy to help clients.

The course comes with a comprehensive handbook as well as practical exercises to allow you to try out Gestalt techniques for yourself.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.


"Am so thrilled with the content, explanations, resources and easy-to-digest lectures. Thanks Chris! Loving every minute of Gestalt Therapy." Lisa Taylor
"Love it's broken up into smaller sections, as i can finish watching a part and then take notes or stop and think. Great value, loved it." Jeff Bentley


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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