"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."
- Henry David Thoreau

We believe in the
Dignity & Worth of the
Individual Human Being

We are dedicated to increasing the individual’s understanding of himself/herself and of how he or she relates to others.

The means we use shall be for the benefit of our clients according to our ability and judgement, and not for any wrong purpose.

We will conduct all of our dealings, regardless of their nature, with honesty, fairness and dignity.

We will hold as sacred secrets, those things we see or hear in the performance of our duties, or even apart wherefrom that ought not to be discussed elsewhere.

We will serve both individuals and organisations according to the character and needs of each, and recognising that our ultimate responsibility is to the individual.

We reserve for ourself the freedom to follow our professional interests and to communicate the results and insights of our work.

We accept the responsibility this freedom confers: for the right action, for competence where we claim it, for objectivity in the report of our work and for consideration of the best interests of our clients, our profession and of society.

We will not use, nor allow others to use, the cloak of the profession for purposes inconsistent with this oath.  While striving towards these ends, we will protect the privacy and welfare of any person seeking our service.

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin

What is Psychotherapy?

Gestalt Therapy

The word “Gestalt” means “whole” or “complete”.  The aim of Gestalt therapy is to develop better awareness of how we live our lives, recognise we have the ability to make choices in life, and how we sometimes stop ourselves from living in a more fulfilling way.

Gestalt therapy is a humanistic form of psychotherapy.  It is holistic and sees mind, body and spirit as one. When we exclude parts of ourselves, we leave ourselves feeling incomplete, dissatisfied or frustrated.  As awareness increases, we open up the possibility of experiencing and feeling compassion for the aspects of ourselves we try hardest to hide.

Contact between you and the therapist often acts as a mirror, reflecting the hopes and fears of current and past relationships. Entering into a therapeutic relationship with a professional practitioner is not a sign of weakness but of strength.  Having the courage to recognise your needs is the first step to personal growth.

Who is it for?

Psychotherapy might be helpful for people who:

  • Are interested in personal development and growth
  • Want to explore and clarify current problems
  • Are experiencing emotional confusion and distress
  • Are going through a life crises
  • Couples who may want to examine and resolve issues in their intimate relationship.
  • Are feeling unsatisfied with life
  • Want to explore sexuality, gender issues
  • Are interested in developing deeper parental skills

And many more

Booking Procedures

The practitioners at the Centre offer a range of services. You can expect to be heard respectfully and non-judgementally, in a safe and confidential therapeutic environment.  Contact them for details about fees, times, and sessions.

Different Drums and Different Drummers

If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.

Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.

Or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly.

Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.

I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up changing me into a copy of you.

I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, your friend, or your colleague.  If you will allow me any of my own wants, or emotions, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself, so that some day these ways of mine might not seem so wrong, and might finally appear to you as right – for me.  To put up with me is the first step to understanding me.

Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness.  And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and, far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences.

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types by David Keirsey (Author), Marilyn Bates (Author)

Consider this your invitation to begin this life changing adventure.  Please
contact us for more information.