WELCOME! ARE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PERSONAL CHANGE THROUGH GESTALT PSYCHOTHERAPY/COUNSELLING AND ABLE TO MEET IN LEITH OR EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE?
I am Dawn Wilson and I am a UKCP qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist working in Leith and the centre of Edinburgh.
If you are reading this it is likely you are thinking you might need help with something that is troubling, infuriating, intriguing or haunting you.
Why Gestalt Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy can feel a strange thing to engage with ... there are many misconceptions about what might be involved and it can be daunting to seek a stranger's help.I believe it is beneficial for us all to have people we can share our fears,dreams,worries and very private thoughts and experiences with. At times, there can be good reasons as to why it is difficult to speak to our dearest and most trusted. Equally, we may feel alone and don't feel we have people around us to share and have connection with.
Gestalt psychotherapy is not just an effective intervention for dealing with immediate difficulties or crisis. We will work to resource you for your ongoing life - beyond therapy. If you have heard of Mindfullness or Focussing you will already be familiar with the type of skills that might be explored within the work.
It can be useful to seek out someone who does. We will use of the services of doctors, solicitors, plumbers, "experts", or spend hours online .... why not a therapist?l
Sometimes people aren't sure of whether their issues are relevant for therapy. I've found that what people bring to therapy is diverse and unique to each individual or grouping. It could be you are experiencing something on your own, in relationship to others or as a result of events in the wider world. It could be work related, home related, be happening now or relate to the past or your imaging for the future. You may know your experience well or not understand what is happening with you. You may feel the thing is so huge you can't deal with it, or you may feel embarrassed that such a trivial thing won't seem to go away. One way of knowing whether something is suitable to therapy is to come along and check it out. You don't need to commit to more than an initial session and that in itself may help you make some sense of things.
Although not a comprehensive list it may help you to see some of the issues people bring and that I am experienced in working with as a Gestalt psychotherapist and counsellor
Gestalt Psychotherapy can help with
I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist working in Edinburgh with individuals, couples and groups, including work with children, young people and their families. I also offer supervision and customised consultancy/training on request.
I practice Gestalt Psychotherapy and Counselling in Leith and from an Edinburgh city centre space close to Haymarket and Waverly railway stations.