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Truly Caring Therapy

Truly Caring Therapy

Professional Therapists that really care about what you have to say.

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Find the Root Issue

Find the Root Issue

Don't live with burdens on your shoulder, work with dedicated, trained therapists to find the Root cause of any issue.

GESTALT THERAPY
 Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual’s experience at this current moment, therapists–patient relationship, the environment and social contexts of a client’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments patients’ make as a result of their situation.  Gestalt therapy was developed by Fritz Perls in the 1940s and 1950s.   Joel Latner stated that Gestalt therapy is built upon two key ideas: that most helpful focus of psychotherapy is the crucial present moment, and that everyone is caught in webs of relationships; thus, it is only possible to know ourselves against the background of our other relationships. The historical development of Gestalt therapy (disclosed below) describes the influences that generated these two ideas.Gestalt therapy was formed from various influences upon the lives of it’s founders during the times in which they lived, including: the new physics, Eastern religion, existential phenomenology, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, as well as field theory. Gestalt therapy rose from its beginnings in the middle of the 20th century to rapid and widespread popularity.  During the ’70s and ’80s Gestalt therapy training centers spread world wide. As the cognitive revolution encapsulated Gestalt theory in psychology, many came to believe Gestalt was an anachronism. Because Gestalt therapists confounded the positivism underlying what they perceived to be the concern of research, they largely ignored and/or utilized research to further develop Gestalt theory and Gestalt therapy practic. However, the new decades has seen a tremendous change in attitudes toward research and Gestalt practice due to it’s wide spread testimonies and praises of it’s practice and help in so many lives.

ABOUT

Therapy by Bill

My name is Bill Taekema, I've been helping people by listening attentively with an active approach since my youth. I wanted a career to help and heal people through the power of psychotherapy, specifically specializing in Gestalt Therapy. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) registration # 003758. Please feel free to contact me to go through your issues and don't live with a weight on your shoulders.

Personal Info

  •  905-457-2661
  •  268 Main St. North, Brampton, ON L6V 1P5
  •  TherapyByBilltaekema@rogers.com.
FAQs
Q. What does Gestalt mean?

A. Gestalt is the German noun for whole: A set of elements, such as a person’s thoughts and experiences, considered as a whole, and regarded as amounting to more than the sum of its parts. Gestalt therapy is based on theories that have developed over many years since the 1940s.

Q. How is Gestalt Therapy different from other forms of psychotherapies?

A. Gestalt Therapy is client-directed, in-the-moment. This means that as the client shares what is going on it their lives, the therapist works with how the information is being presented. During the session, the therapist is able to bring client behaviors and concerns into the present, finding the point of origin and reframing a life defining moment(s).

Q. How many sessions will I need to have?

A. As the client and therapist work together, it will become clear when the work is feeling complete. Some clients have had experience of having as many as 3 “aha” (epiphanies) moments in one session.

Q. How long is each session?

A. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Q. What is your fee for service?

A. My fee is $100 / session.

Q. How will my privacy be protected?

A. All inquiries and sessions are strictly confidential.

Q. Should I consider Gestalt Therapy if I have been part of other types of therapy previously?

A. Yes. If you have had other types of psychotherapy experiences in the past, you will soon become aware that Gestalt Therapists include you in your work towards the self awareness process. You will learn what your own triggers are in-the-moment, and how you are resistant to the undesirable / unsatisfactory behavior(s). You are then equipped to self- identify these triggers in your everyday life and how to better manage them.

Q. Will your fee for service be covered by my insurance /benefit package from my place of employment?

A. Yes. I am registered with the new Collage of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO) registration # 003758. Feel free to contact your insurance/benefit representative letting them know that I am registered providing them with my registration number prior to booking with me.

CONTACT

East side of Main Street (also known as Hurontario Street), 1 block South of Vodden, in the orange brick building that is at the corner of Main and Victoria Terrace Streets. Free parking behind the building or on the side streets. Due to there being a locked security door, text me when you arrive (905-457-2661) and I will text you when to come in. I will then meet you at the door.

Hours of operation; Monday 9 AM – 7 PM Tuesday 9 AM – 7 PM Wednesday 9 AM – 7 PM Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM Friday 9 AM – 12 PM