Gestalt therapy in Almería


Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy
Online Session

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Rita Ytterdahl Ubel
+34 689 92 22 06

Gestalt therapy in Almería

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Sessions at my privat practice or online?

I offer you a safe space

I offer a safe space where you can talk and freely share your thoughts and feelings. We will start where you find your self for the moment and together we’ll find the good solutions. Sometimes you just need to put into words what bothers you, be seen and understood. Other times, it can be helpful to talk to someone to see things from a different perspective. As a psychotherapist, I have many tools and will help you create the change you want.

Psychotherapy sessions in my privat practice

I offer psychotherapy sessions in my privat practice in Gergal, Almeria. Please contact me directly here if you would like to book an appointment. This is a private practice, you do not need a referral from a physician and you will be received without having to spend time in a waiting room.

Online Therapy

I also offer flexible online therapy that you can easily order online. For online therapy there is a short waiting time and I use secure platforms that ensure your safety is taken care of. Of course, I have a duty of confidentiality.

You are welcome to contact me by E-Mail or Phone

Rita Ytterdahl Ubel

+34 689 922 206

Gestalt psychotherapy

As a psychotherapist, I have access to many therapeutic tools and can help you assess what can contribute to the change you seek. Sometimes we need a relational security over time in order to accommodate, accept and put words on emotions that have not previously been accommodated. Other times the creative expression of thoughts and emotions will be helpful.The best thing is to work with these approaches in a combination so that experiences in mind and body can be integrated as best as possible. Integration of memories, feelings and thoughts allows us to feel more whole and have a greater quality of life.

Gestalt psychotherapist 

I am trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist at Norsk Gestalt Institutt in Oslo, Norway, member of the European Assosiation for Gestalt Therapy, holding the European Certificate of Gestalt Psychotherapy, Master’s degree in Art Therapy from the University of Murcia, Licenciada en Psicopedagogía.

Gestalt therapy is a dialogic process, dedicated to the healing of human suffering and for the purpose of increasing our self-knowledge.

Differences and conflict

I can, among other things, help you if you experience

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Life crisis
  • Want better quality of life
  • Find a clearer direction
  • Feel more flow and joy

If you would like to know more please feel free to » contact me directly here.

Psychotherapy may help you put something of what you are going thrue into words.

What is Gestalt therapy?

Gestalt therapy is a dialogic process, dedicated to the healing of human suffering and for the purpose of increasing our self-knowledge.

Gestalt therapy is a way of understanding and describing human experience so as to maximize awareness of creative possibilities.

Gestalt therapy essentially offers support for the process of contacting and so creatively and aesthetically promotes awareness, presence and growth.

In Gestalt therapy the focus lies on the process of a person’s contacting and withdrawing from contact with his or her human and ecological environment as well as on the awareness of this process.

The therapeutic relationship is a dialogic process.

The encounter is present-centered.

Both therapist and patient are involved in the emotional resonance, reflection and working through processes.

Gestalt therapy concepts

The concepts emphasized in Gestalt therapy are:


Contact means being in touch with what is emerging here and now, moment to moment.

Conscious awareness

Conscious awareness is a focusing of attention on what one is in touch with in situations requiring such attention.


Experimentatation in Gestalt therapy is an alternative to the purely verbal methods of psychoanalysis and the behavior control techniques of behavior therapy.

Trying something new, without commitment to either the status quo or the adoption of a new pattern. The experiment may result in enhanced emotions or in the realization of something that had been kept from awareness.

Techniques of Gestalt therapy

There are no prescribed or proscribed techniques in Gestalt therapy. In Gestalt therapy, therapists and patients are encouraged to be creative in doing the awareness work.

The techniques used by the therapist vary according to his or her personality as well as that of the patient and his or her preferred mode of experience.

Gestalt therapy interventions

The intervention style is focused on improving the abilities of the patient to make and withdraw from contact.

We work with a rich palette of interventions, including role-playing, experiments with body language and pantomime, experiments with language and voice, and the application of various artistic methods such as painting, drawing, dream work, creative writing or sculpting, breathing.

Since Gestalt therapy is an experiential (actually doing and experiencing) and humanistic approach, it works with patients’ awareness and awareness skills, rather than using the reliance on the Therapist´s interpretation.

The Gestalt therapist

In Gestalt therapy, the therapist is actively and personally engaged with the patient rather than fostering transference by remaining in the analytic role of neutrality.

History and roots of Gestalt therapy

Laura Perls was a noted German-born psychologist and psychotherapist who helped establish the Gestalt school of psychotherapy, the wife of Friedrich Perls, also a renowned psychotherapist and psychiatrist. Laura and Friedrich Perls fled from National Socialism in 1933, first to Amsterdam, then to South Africa and subsequently to the United States.

In the United States their theoretical and practical insights were further developed by a group of American intellectuals with a deep knowledge of psychoanalysis. Laura Perls and Friedrich Perls‘ new approach, stimulated by Paul Goodman’s (1911-1972) social philosophy in New York, developed further as Gestalt Therapy. Paul Goodman(1911–1972) was an American author and public intellectual known for his 1960s works of social criticism.

They synthesized various cultural and intellectual trends of the 1940s and 1950s into a new gestalt, one that provided a sophisticated clinical and theoretical alternative to the two other main theories of their day: behaviorism and classical psychoanalysis.

Gestalt therapy has many roots: psychoanalysis, radical social philosophies, anthropology, existentialism, phenomenology, Gestalt theory, eastern philosophies, body work, arts, human rights & social responsibility.

In Europe, Gestalt therapy has been represented by the European Association of Gestalt Therapy (EAGT) since 1985. To practice Gestalt therapy as a psychotherapist requires high standards of training and ethical practice.


Gestalt therapist Rita Ytterdahl Ubel
Phone: +34 689 922 206

Rita lives and Works in Almería, Spain.

  • Counseling and psycho-therapeutic accompaniment
  • Clinical sessions
  • Workshops
  • Online psychotherapy
  • Multilingual therapist: Spanish, English, German, Norwegian

Rita Ytterdahl Ubel
Phone: +34 689 922 206

Holder of The European Certificate of Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Registered with the following organisations and abides by their codes of ethics:
The European Association for Gestalt Therapy, EAGT

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