Gestalt psychotherapy

It focuses on the client's experience of reality and his awareness of what he does and feels. It is also based on the assumption that people are constantly in the process of formatting, creating, and reinventing themselves. It emphasizes direct reliving and contact with here-and-now emotions and experiences instead of talking abstractly about a situation.

This approach is experiential in the sense that clients are constantly returning to what and how they think and feel, while interacting with therapists (or others in the group). Gestalt therapy is more focused on the process (what happens in the session) than on the content of the story itself.

Perls believed that an individual's current behaviour at the present moment was far more important for self-understanding than his potentially verbal explanation.