MIKE CHATZIAPOSTOLOU
Gestalt Psychotherapy

“All real living is meeting.”

 - Martin Buber

About me

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I am a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist (PG Dip) in my third year of training at the Gestalt Centre Wales, working toward UKCP accreditation.  

 

I am deeply passionate about creating a safe, supportive environment in which we can explore how to find the resources you need to manage the challenges that modern life can bring, and help the letting go of old patterns that aren’t serving you today. 

Self-relations deeply impact how we connect with others and the world around us, and I believe that with enough support, all humans can find meaning and live in compassionate union with their world.

My practice focuses on supporting self-exploration and building awareness of mind and body processes to help develop a greater sense of understanding and balance in your life. 

I work in person and online, according to the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.  I hold professional liability insurance and all communications are conducted in strict confidence.

I am running in-person sessions on a Tuesday morning at the Chepstow Therapy Rooms.  Online sessions are possible on a Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning.

 

All of my work is supervised by an experienced UKCP accredited supervisor. 

 
 

About Gestalt

What is Gestalt psychotherapy?

Gestalt therapy is a human-centric approach that helps you to focus on present experience and build an understanding of what is really happening in your life right now, rather than dealing with pre-conceived ideas based on past experiences.  Instead of basing dialogue on historical events, you will be encouraged to focus your attention on what is happening in the present moment.  Through this process, you can learn to become more aware of how established thought patterns and behaviours can block true self-awareness and fulfilment.

How can it help me?

If you are suffering from issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, Gestalt therapy offers a safe, supportive environment to explore difficult feelings, deepen understanding of why you respond to life in certain ways and build the foundations for growth and self-support. 

 

It can help you to become more fully and creatively alive and to become free from the blocks and unfinished business that may diminish satisfaction, fulfilment, and growth, and to experiment with new ways of being.  Gestalt therapy can also be useful for helping people gain greater self-awareness and a greater ability to live in the present moment. 

 

Working together

Fees

  • £30 per 1-hour session (subject to review).

  • I offer an initial 20-minute phone or video consultation free of charge.

Number of sessions

  • It is important to find a therapist that is a good fit for you, so our first full session will be used to establish if it feels right for us to work together.

  • Whether a fixed number of sessions or open-ended therapy is right for you depends on your specific needs.  Normally I suggest starting with 6 sessions followed by a review.

Working in person

  • I offer in-person sessions on a Tuesday morning from Chepstow Therapy Rooms, The Courtyard, Stuart House, The Back, Chepstow, NP16 5HH.

  • On-street parking is available near the centre.

  • The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Working online

  • For an online session, you will need a computer with a webcam, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection and Zoom video conferencing software installed.

  • It is important that you can find a safe and private space where you feel comfortable and relaxed, without being interrupted.

 

Getting in touch

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