This list contains names and details of GANZ members identifying as Gestalt Practitioners.
For GANZ members to be listed, they are required to maintain professional accreditation with an appropriate accreditation authority. As a minimum, an accreditation authority will have:
- A Code of Ethics and Complaints procedure
- Require professional indemnity insurance
- Verify qualifications meet training standards
A list of accreditation authorities that meet GANZ’s requirements can be found here
Please note that because GANZ does not have an accrediting function, GANZ relies on the goodwill and honesty of its members in completing these details for the Practitioner list. GANZ does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the details supplied by individuals in this list.
Persons wishing to verify the qualifications and other particulars of a gestalt practitioner should contact the professional registering body named by the individual practitioner in column two of the table named ‘Accreditation’.
Gestalt training centres in Australia and New Zealand often have a list of graduates for public viewing. There are many other qualified Gestalt practitioners who are members of other Professional bodies in psychology, medicine, social work and more.
Google or other search engine can be useful in locating practitioners offering Gestalt therapy, as well as finding various websites that list therapists/counsellors. Careful consideration should be given to these results, and the practitioners’ qualifications should broadly conform to having graduated from four years of specific Gestalt training, as well as outlining their practice experience. Some practitioners offer specialised services, whilst others serve a more general clientele. It is recommended that clients seek personal contact with practitioners before entering therapy. This might be face-to-face, by phone or by Skype.