Resources for Psychotherapy and Counselling

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Recent Publication

It’s a pleasure to have my article, “A psychotherapist’s lived experience in-session with an asylum seeker and translator: an autoethnographic case study,” included in chapter 3 of this book. Being a contributor from Singapore to a European journal is especially poignant for me in a surrealistic way. The inclusion of my work means a lot. I am humbled and thankful.

Psychotherapy Articles Blog

Key Ideas in Daoist Philosophy that Coincides with Gestalt Therapy

The Dao De Jing (or Tao Te Ching 道德经) is a foundat…

Alienation: Philosophical Roots and Therapeutic Implications for the Gestalt Therapist

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected wor…

The Psychotherapeutic Journey Towards a Mature Psyche: Melanie Klein’s Psychoanalytic Theory

Melanie Klein emphasises the role of unconscious d…

Wilhelm Reich’s Influence on Gestalt Therapy

Wilhelm Reich was a prominent figure in the early …

Early Conceptualisation of Gestalt Therapy’s Understanding of Introjection

Gestalt therapy, a distinctive form of psychothera…

Gestalt Therapy: A Tapestry Woven from Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Psychology, and Field Theory

This passage explores the intellectual milieu of F…

Erving Polster (1922-2024): Gestalt Therapy

I’m posting this marking the passing of Erving Pol…

Kurt Goldstein’s Influence on Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy

Fritz Perls’ arrival in Frankfurt during 192…

Karen Horney’s Influence on Fritz Perls & Gestalt Therapy

Karen Horney (1885-1952) was a pioneering German-A…

Integration through Experimentation in Gestalt Therapy: origins and theory

Bocian’s article, translated by F. Staemmler…

Self-Criticism: Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips, argues that self-criticism stems fr…

Decoding Envy: Carveth

A Look at the Destructive and Creative Sides Envy,…

Carveth: Psychoanalytic Perspective of Anxiety

This blog post is based on a video by Don Carveth …

Bassat: Linking Immunology with Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy

The groundbreaking metaphor of “the body kee…

The Psychodynamic Diagnostic Process: Nancy McWilliams

This lecture by Nancy McWilliams delves into the i…

Francesetti: Gestalt Therapy, an Engine of Change.

Gestalt therapy is an engine of individual an soci…

Treatment of Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD): A Gestalt Therapy approach

Introduction Out-of-control sexual behaviour was d…

Gestalt Therapy: The Paradoxical Theory of Change

Since its founding, Gestalt therapy has been at od…

How does Psychotherapy Work? General Systems Theory and Synchronization

How do we explain the transformative work of psych…

Bob Resnick – Gestalt Therapy And Homeostasis: Evolution – With Movement, Discrimination And Grace

This is the keynote speech by Bob resnick in 2019.…

Fritz Perls: What is Gestalt? 1970 Video

The founder of Gestalt therapy, Fritz Perls tells …

The change moments in psychotherapeutic practice 

The challenge with humanistic psychotherapy today …

Empathy and Buber’s I-thou contact

I do not fully agree with Schmid’s implication tha…

What’s behind the transforming power of dialogue?

Exploring the Power of Dialogue Dialogue extends b…

Healing through dialogue is an eminently hermeneutical phenome­non indeed

“Healing through dialogue is an eminently hermeneu…

Hermeneutic circle of understanding 

The phenomenological attitude of  putting asi…

A mental health horror story — is there truth to this fiction?

This is a story about the consequence of not under…

Unconscious feelings and countertransference within the Therapeutic Alliance 

To illustrate how a therapist’s emotions towards c…

What lies within the therapist-client alliance in Psychotherapy?

The “self” is not a singular, isolated entity, but…

Breuer & Freud’s pioneering concept of the psychotherapeutic alliance

Psychotherapy in practice differs from many other …

Power Differences in the Psychotherapeutic Alliance

Although there are different nuances within differ…

Reich’s Case Examples: Process vs. content in the psychotherapeutic dialogue

Wilhelm Reich, in Character Analysis (1945/1984), …

Freud and the here-and-now in the therapeutic alliance

The phenomenon of the present moment often termed …

Contact & inter-subjectivity: the definition of the self in the therapeutic relationship

“The patient’s unconscious and repressed desires a…

Levels in a psychotherapeutic relationship

Clarkson (2003) defines a five-relational framewor…

Psychotherapy: The Active Ingredient Is The Transpersonal Therapeutic Relationship

Looking at the therapeutic alliance, how does psyc…

Envy… and Gratitude

This is an excerpt to this video entitled, “Introd…

Gabor Mate explains Sensitivity, Creativity and Pain in a Traumatizing Culture: dialogue with Sia

Sia talks to Gabor Mate about her psychotherapeuti…

The Dark Side of Morality: Group Polarization

Gestalt Therapy Books

My Recently Published Articles

Childhood Sketches: Understanding and Treating Childhood Trauma

This presentation was given live in Singapore at t…

Therapeutic Autoethnography

Doctorate Dissertation 2023 Abstract Therapeutic A…

Geštalt Zbornik 9: Understanding Salomo Friedlaender’s Creative Indifference

Understanding Salomo Friedlaender’s Creative Indif…

EUJPC 1 (16): A psychotherapist’s lived experience in-session with an asylum seeker and translator

A psychotherapist’s lived experience in-session wi…

The British Gestalt Journal 31(1): Writing evocative case studies

Writing evocative case studies: applying autoethno…

The British Gestalt Journal 28(2): Dialogue analysis of a filmed Gestalt therapy session

Dialogue analysis of a filmed Gestalt therapy sess…

Analyzing a Gestalt Psychotherapy Session Using the Helbig Method of Dialogue Analysis (HELDA)

Abstract How can we visualize the evolving psychot…

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My YouTube Videos

1. A gestalt therapy session explained

A gestalt therapy session explained

2. 3 Approaches to Psychotherapy: A quick comparison of the Gloria Tapes

3. Therapeutic Autoethnography

CPN/SAFPAC Conference 2022: 5. Nicole Chew-Helbig