Gestalt, by definition, refers to the form or shape of something and suggests that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Gestalt therapy gives attention to how we place meaning and make sense of our world and our experiences.
Within Gestalt therapy, the client has space to safely explore their experiences without fear of judgment. In fact, the clients are encouraged to not simply talk about their emotions or experiences, but to bring them into the room so they can be processed in real-time with the therapist.
Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is focused on a client's present life and challenges. Although revisiting the past is an important part of identifying what needs to be healed, Gestalt therapy is an approach that focuses more on the "here and now" experience of the client.This approach stresses the importance of understanding the context of a person’s life and taking responsibility rather than placing blame.