Gary Carr

Gary Carr

Gestalt Therapist

Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Accreditation: I’m in advanced clinical training towards accreditation with UKCP
Code of ethics: GPTI and BACP
Telephone number: 07500 211 098
Availability: I work Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Location of practice: At Edinburgh Gestalt Institute on Lothian Road and at The Whole Works on Jackson’s Close.
Price per session: Individual Therapy – my standard fee for a 50-minute session is £55. Couple Therapy – my fee for a 60-minute session is £70. I welcome same-sex and mixed-sex couples. I maintain a number of reduced-cost places for people on lower income. Please ask me about this.

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I am a qualified and experienced therapist, offering long and shorter-term Gestalt Therapy for individuals and couples in Edinburgh. Gestalt Therapy is a wonderfully relational, embodied and creative approach and I am passionate about the possibilities for change it offers. I have been working as a therapist since 2001, first qualifying back in 2003 with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I provide a safe, affordable and confidential space to explore.

Whether as an individual or as a couple, you may be seeking a therapist right now because life seems incredibly tough-going and you’re struggling to cope. Perhaps there’s something that you know needs to change but are uncertain how to. I believe we all carry with us the solutions to really live life to the full. Often we get confused and stuck along the way. We might need some external input such as therapy to help us find the way again.

We will explore how you have become stuck in certain areas of your life. Living fully from moment to moment depends on being able to adapt to the constantly changing environmental conditions – the situations and the people we encounter. When we get stuck, it’s usually because, for good and creative reasons in the past, we’ve become fixed or limited in the ways we relate to others and to parts of our life now.

Our work together will be to help develop greater awareness – about thoughts, feelings, attitudes, behaviours, actions in many different situations. As an individual or as a couple, you will develop new ways to self-support; experiment with doing things differently; gain greater self and other acceptance; and become more engaged in choosing the life you really want. I look forward to the opportunity to join you for a part of the journey.

Relevant Training, Qualifications & Experience

Three-year Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (2008-11)

Ongoing advanced Gestalt clinical training towards UKCP accreditation

Certificate in Gestalt Couple Therapy

Two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, qualifying 2003

One-year Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling

Two years of Gestalt Therapy training at Manchester Gestalt Centre

MA (Hons) in Psychology from Glasgow University

Childline Helpline Counsellor training with Childline Northwest

Teaching Certificate in ELT from International House, Barcelona