About us

Welcome to Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (EGI). EGI is a registered educational charity (SCO 28160) based in central Edinburgh, Scotland. We specialise in high-quality, creative personal and professional development in relational, embodied gestalt psychotherapy.

EGI offers:

  • introductory courses
  • taster evenings
  • Diploma-level training in gestalt psychotherapy
  • supervision
  • advanced training and workshops
  • group therapy and personal development groups
  • organisational consultancy
  • access to a network of practitioners
  • room hire
  • donation based therapy

The EGI staff team share a deep, lived commitment to relational embodied psychotherapy. We are interested in the ways in which our social, political, economic, cultural and ecological contexts influence human growth and change. We have a strong commitment to learning as a lifelong process, and to providing a safe and stimulating professional environment.

Key features of our approach are:

  • our commitment to excellence in psychotherapy, training, supervision and organisational development
  • a contemporary gestalt philosophy grounded in awareness, reflective practice, existential / phenomenological / dialogic models and field theoretical principles
  • a process-based approach, with a strong focus on holistic, relational embodiment
  • theoretical and clinical rigour
  • an emphasis on immediacy, creativity, experimental and experiential learning
  • skilled use of group process as a vehicle for awareness, growth and learning
  • a balance of support and challenge
  • commitment to dialogue and to engage with feedback
  • support for the development of unique personhood and practitioner style
  • a diverse team of national and international trainers and facilitators
  • flexible training, facilitation and clinical approaches
  • valuing of different professional roles, therapeutic modalities and practitioner styles
  • staff who are committed to their own personal, professional and spiritual development
  • high ethical standards, including professional accountability via GPTI , UKCP and COSCA
  • links with the wider field of psychotherapy, at local, national and international levels, to support a rich, innovative and lively approach

The Institute is a long-established, charitable organisation registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation Ref No SCO28160.

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