Gestalt-therapy is a humanistic and existential psychotherapy
Gestalt-therapy focuses on the ongoing process of experience, in the present moment; it emphasizes personal responsibility and rehabilitates emotional knowledge. Its vision of human beings is holistic, and integrates five main dimensions:
- relational & social
Contacting others and the environment, contacting our own desires and needs, is a constant experimentation. At best, this experience is a « creative adjustement » fed by and generating vital energy.
But some situations have remained unresolved and the associated emotions freeze and imprint themselves in our bodily and emotional memory; then our vital energy is consumed in repeating these unresolved situations.
I base my therapeutic practice on dialogue, on verbal and non-verbal language, contacting bodily memory and expressing emotions, exploring dreams and the imaginary realm. Withing the therapeutic relation, we track unresolved situations to untangle them and understand their meaning; within the client-therapist dialogue, we work on indentifying needs and ways to expand the realm of choices, experiencing new ways of being and adjusting to the world, combining freedom and responsability.
Gestalt-therapy can help you
if you face a difficult period of life: separation, grief, unemployment…
if you experience stress, anxiety, depression, solitude, dependences, addictions, eating disorders…
If you experience relational problems (professional, affective, sexual…),
if you feel you lack self-confidence or self-esteem, if you feel you are repeating the same mistakes and cannot set your own limits,
if you wish to take a time to find your own way, to think about the meaning of your life…
After traveling across the world and studying anglo-american literature, I joined a humanitarian organization, where I supervized social workers implementing social and psychosocial activities in the slums of Manila, Philippines.
I received a complete training in Gestalt-therapy at the Ecole Parisienne de Gestalt – integrating Object Relations and Ruella Frank’s somatic and developmental approach, within a Gestalt, phenomenological framework.
I work as a Gestalt-therapist in Paris, in the 12e arrondissement (métro Nation). I am a member of the Fédération Française de Psychothérapie et Psychanalyse, an associate member of the Société Française de Gestalt, and a former member of APSOS.
Adults – French – English