I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist with background training
& experience in
Bodymind therapy. I offer Individual or Group Gestalt
Therapy in London,
UK (London N6 and EC1 near N1).
I first qualified in 1984 and have been working with clients in Individual
Therapy for 30 years.
The Individual Gestalt Therapy work I offer
includes both ongoing longer term therapy ( Psychotherapy ) and short
term therapy ( counselling ).
I have been
facilitating Experiential /
therapy groups for over twenty years,
privately and for various training courses.
Currently I facilitate an ongoing Gestalt
in Central London . This group has been meeting weekly (40+ weeks per year)
for over 10 years. You can find some information
about my approach to therapy /
psychotherapy in the "What
is Gestalt Therapy ?" section of
My personal therapy experience ranges over a period of over 35 years
and includes extensive experience of Humanistic Psychotherapy
approaches to personal development ( Gestalt , Neo-Reichian therapy,
Co Counselling, Encounter, Primal Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy.).
Working with children, as a Residential Social Worker stimulated my
own development. From the mid 1970's onward I worked intensively
with Encounter, Primal Therapy and Neo Reichian therapy in a self help
therapeutic community, in Individual & Group Therapy and Training
Weekends (Reciport Co Counselling with Glyn Seaborn Jones).
Later I trained in Bodymind Therapy, a synthesis of Bio-Energetics,
Gestalt and Primal therapies, qualifying in 1984 (Dip ABT).
After a further four or five years training in Gestalt Therapy I graduated
from the Gestalt Centre London in 1989.
I also hold a Dip. H.E. Humanistic Psychotherapy by Independent
Study (1988). This included a focus on collaborative group work
and two year membership of a Person Centred Therapy study group.
Along with these therapy approaches I have some experience of
more quiescent approaches that also promote insight and personal
development ( Insight Meditation, Relaxation Techniques, use of Imagery ).
I have had some interest & experience in exploring the interface between
therapy and meditation practice : in 1981 I undertook the classic three-week
Primal Intensive combined with a period of extended Vipassana meditation
practice. Insight (Vipassana) Meditation was a regular part of my life for some
years. I return to it in an informal way, finding that it complements my Gestalt practise.
Like many humanistic psychotherapists I believe that ongoing
supervision and my own personal development work are important, providing
support and stimulation for my work as a therapist.
I am accredited with the Association of Humanistic Psychotherapy Practitioners
as a Gestalt Therapist and Group Therapist. (AHPP
I have been accredited with AHPP since 1993. I am a Full Member Emeritus
of the association.
work with Individual clients at:
The Open Centre, 188 Old Street,
London, EC1V 9FR.
For all telephone
enquiries call: 0207 288 1894 .
For further information about individual
psychotherapy / counselling or
therapy you can contact me at: .............
Veale, Gestalt Bodymind,
Flat 1, 134 - 136 Downham Road, London, N1 3HJ .
Telephone: 0207 288 1894
This page last updated: 17th November 2013
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