Welcome

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in working with the Gestalt Centre.   There are a number of ways to get involved.

At the Gestalt Centre we exist to promote the mental and psychological well-being of individuals, groups and organisations through Gestalt education, training and practice.

We are a dynamic registered charity and UKs focal point for the study and practice of Gestalt that supports people and organisations to live fulfilling lives with awareness, meaningful relationships and able to manage change as it happens. 

We run and support several accredited counselling and psychotherapy courses, personal and professional development programmes for practitioners and organisations. We also offer affordable therapy and counselling and are a hub for a range of health and wellbeing practices for people in the community.

We value awareness and change, collaborative working, diversity and the view that we are all connected and therefore together responsible for our communities.

As the world around us continues to shift and change we continue to work with the opportunities and challenges it presents us.

I feel honoured and excited to be working with colleagues at the Gestalt Centre. We continue to evolve as an organisation, building on our strengths informed by our awareness, creativity and experience over the years.

Our colleagues and people we support are, as ever, at the heart of who we are and our work.

We are in no doubt commencing another challenging year as people, communities and society. As an organisation, it is with our values, the quality of our work and the extraordinary commitment of colleagues, that we continue our journey with awareness, resourcefulness and creativity, integrity and care. 

The Counselling Diploma tutor role is most important in this. We work collaboratively across all teams. As member of the faculty you’ll be  involved in key decisions about the training and the organisation, as we evolve and grow.

I look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Elina Stamou

Gestalt Centre CEO

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At the Gestalt Centre we value equity and inclusion and welcome diversity and difference in backgrounds, identities, cultures and voices. It is integral to who we are and how we work.

We recognise the existence and impact of racism, discrimination and oppressions in our society. Living and working within it, we continuously pay attention to our practice for self-awareness, awareness of intersectionality and strive for anti-discriminatory action, as people and as an organisation.

For us, equity and diversity go beyond inclusion. We know the more diverse we are, the better we can be as an organisation – better decisions, training and work grounded in collective experience and insight.

We strive to create a working and learning environment reflecting the diversity of our society, where colleagues, students and practitioners feel they belong, can be themselves and do their best work.

We strongly encourage suitably qualified and /or experienced applicants from a range of backgrounds, experiences and skills to apply and join us. We work hard to accommodate any particular needs of colleagues, students and practitioners working with us.

Our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step-free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms.
  • Provision of hearing loops
  • Accessibility dogs are welcome
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats
  • Accessibility support across recruitment, training and working with us


If you would like to attend a course with us or therapy at the centre and would like to discuss accessibility, please get in touch for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.

Current vacancies

 SHORT COURSE facilitators

After an extraordinary few years, with the pandemic giving rise to a growing need for emotional and psychological support across the world. At the Gestalt Centre, we are expanding our professional development programme of short courses, for practitioners working in the field of emotional and psychological health, to further support them and their clients.

If you are Gestalt trained and are interested in delivering a short course or workshop on any of the themes below:

Working with:

  • children
  • adolescents
  • experiences of domestic violence and related power/abuse issues, heightened anxiety, fear and distress.

or any other subject that could be equally helpful for practitioners, please do get in touch by contacting Clare Murphy, our Executive Centre Manager via email to assistant.admin@gestaltcentre.org.uk. Application details are listed below.  

Location: The Gestalt Centre 15-23 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT

 

ABOUT THE GESTALT CENTRE

The Gestalt Centre is an established organisation in delivering, professional training in counselling, psychotherapy, and organisational development programmes.

The centre is also a vibrant hub for a range of therapeutic practices that enhance mental and psychological wellbeing and a welcoming space for professionals and organisations to meet, learn and work.

Our purpose is to promote the mental and psychological well-being of individuals, groups and organisations through Gestalt education, training, and practice.

Our vision is a world where meaningful and fulfilling relationships lead to wellbeing and positive change in people’s lives.

We draw inspiration and energy from Gestalt practice and our valuing awareness of ourselves and other, collaborative working and openness to diversity of voices, and the view that we are all connected and therefore together responsible for our communities and organisation.

Gestalt Therapy Theory is a field theory, proposing process and events, instead of fixed things or properties. It argues for emergence rather than proclamation. It places contact, relationship, as prior to content. There is an inescapable and challenging tension between key tenets of Gestalt Therapy Theory and predetermined external requirements as well as the need for structure, often inherently hierarchical, in organisations.

As an organisation, we work with this challenging tension, within the context of externally determined conditions including UKCP, University and BACP requirements for training and legal requirements as determined by the Charity Commission, HMRC and employment law. As the ‘whole’, the Gestalt Centre determines the intrinsic nature and relationships of the ‘parts’: each one of us in our roles, the teams, faculties, and Executive – with each other.

At the Gestalt Centre, we see our structure as an organisational shape that we use to organise ourselves. What matters for us is how we work together. We prioritise collaboration and ‘horizontal’ consultative decision making with individual and collective responsibility and accountability.

Join our team!

  • Join the Gestalt Centre, a beacon of excellence in Gestalt training and practice
  • Be a facilitator for one of our renowned short course programs
  • Work with experienced and supportive colleagues and grow professionally
  • Join a friendly collaborative team in a dynamic participatory organisation that is growing and changing in innovative ways
  • Work with us to promote the mental and psychological well-being of individuals, groups and organisations and create a world where meaningful relationships lead to wellbeing and positive change

Education, experience and qualities

  • Post holders must be  Gestalt trained and have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, please forward your CV,  along with a cover letter outlining a brief synopsis of the course or workshop your would like to offer,  for the attention of Clare Murphy, to assistant.admin@gestaltcentre.org.uk

GET IN TOUCH

Questions on courses, timings or fees? Ready to book your place? Want to know more about room hire or finding a counsellor? We have the answers you’re looking for.

Add your name plus a contact email address or telephone number to the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, you can call us (8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) on the number below.

CALL US ON 020 7383 5610