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Gestalt Therapy is an experiential and holistic approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the present moment and the client's subjective experience. By encouraging the integration of various aspects of self, it helps individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs.

If you are seeking a therapeutic process that will empower you to focus on the present moment, promote self-awareness, and encourage personal responsibility, Gestalt Therapy may be an approach you wish to explore further.

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What Is Gestalt Therapy?

Developed by Fritz Perls, Gestalt Therapy operates on the principle that individuals have the capacity for growth, change, and self-regulation. It emphasizes the integration of thoughts, feelings, and actions, as well as the importance of self-awareness and personal responsibility. Gestalt Therapy can help clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving and focus on the "here and now" instead of dwelling in the past or future.

Gestalt therapy work is a collaborative process that often involves direct and experiential techniques, such as role-playing, empty chair dialogues, and body awareness exercises. The therapist guides the client in becoming more aware of their bodily sensations, emotions, and nonverbal cues, helping them to connect with their authentic experiences in the present moment. Gestalt therapists empower individuals to take an active role in their own self-growth and development, and clients often report feeling an increase in self-esteem as well as self-awareness that allows them to identify unresolved conflicts, unfinished business, or unmet needs and work toward finding resolutions or closure.

Benefits of Gestalt Therapy

The positive impacts of Gestalt Therapy can be profound and far-reaching. It can help clients to:

  • Experience improved communication and relationship skills by foregrounding authenticity and direct expression
  • Break free from repetitive and unhelpful patterns of behaviour by bringing those patterns into awareness and exploring alternative ways of being
  • Develop greater emotional intelligence and the ability to regulate their emotions more effectively
  • Integrate various aspects of self, leading to a sense of wholeness and harmony

Conditions Treated

Gestalt Therapy is a trauma-informed approach that can be effective in treating many different mental health conditions and emotional issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Gestalt Therapy may be integrated into many different types of counselling, including individual counselling, relationship counselling, family therapy, and more. It may also be used alongside other approaches, such as talk therapy and somatic therapy.

Our Approach

At One Life, our highly qualified and dedicated counsellors may use Gestalt Therapy with clients to help them gain greater awareness, build healthier relationships, and see new possibilities. If you are feeling stuck or struggling with negative thoughts, contact our team to learn more about Gestalt Therapy or book an appointment.

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Ready to make a change in your life? At One Life Counselling & Coaching, we make therapy and counselling services approachable. We offer Gestalt Therapy to help you learn skills that empower you to cope with tough situations and change your behaviours.

Change starts with you. Change starts today. If you’re ready to challenge negative thinking and behaviours, we can help. 

At our office, we’re open 7 days a week, including weekends and evenings. With no waitlists, we’re ready to get started when you are. To book your first appointment, contact One Life Counselling & Coaching today!
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Rates and Insurance


Individual Sessions

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

Couples Sessions
(Recommended first 4-6 sessions)

(90 minutes)
$330 + GST
Per Session

Maintenance Couples Counselling
Follow-up or Maintenance

(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session


(60 minutes)
$220 + GST
Per Session

If being able to use your insurance benefits is an important factor in your selection, our team would be happy to recommend one of our therapists who's services are covered by most insurance plans. Please be sure to confirm in advance if insurance coverage is preferred.

Our standard fees are aligned with the recommended fee schedule from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. However, we offer the added value of 60-minute sessions in contrast to the recommended 50-minute session for this fee.

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