Articles on Therapeutic Method
These articles provide reflections on the process of therapy and counselling, and on the different possible modalities and approaches to working with couples and individuals.
We’ve been wanting a simple primer for attachment theory for a while, and while there are several really good books around, not everyone wants to read a whole book on the subject to get an idea of what it’s about. We also wanted to give our view of this topic, after ten years of working […] Read More
We're just back from the GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand) conference in Canberra where we gave a presentation on our eclectic approach to couples therapy, and on the co-therapy model we practice and talk about on this site. It was gratifying to receive such positive feedback on our way of working, and a great […] Read More
How Long Will it Take? This is a question that many starting therapy, or any new endeavour, may ask themselves. The answer’s not straight forward, but having said that there are some guidelines. Let’s assume you’re coming to therapy to work on your relationship (or an addiction, depression, or other ongoing issue) and that you’ve […] Read More
We’ve come a long way in our approach to resolving differences between partners in couple relationships. For example, it was not until the 16th century that judicial marital duels began to die out, within Germanic culture. Here is one set of instructions for such a brutal duel: The man should be armed with three wooden […] Read More
In Gestalt we’re often working with the Here and Now, with what’s arising in the present moment. But of course, what’s arising is often predicated upon our habitual patterns of coping, on our creative adaptations (as they’re termed in Gestalt). These adaptations we consider “creative” because it’s these that have enabled us to accommodate to […] Read More