Advanced Clinical Training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy
Member of GANZ, PACFA and VIT
Hakan is a skilled counsellor with many years’ experience. He has professional membership with GANZ, PACFA and VIT, ensuring high quality, professional counselling services. He has worked in a variety of settings and has extensive experience working with individuals, families and couples as well as children and adolescents.
Hakan believes that people inherently have the resources to feel good and happy and sometimes patterns develop which interrupt the connection. Hakan works with his clients to develop awareness around these patterns which then allows them to step into their full potential. This can be done in a variety of ways to suit the needs of the client. Developing client awareness, changing stuck patterns, reducing shame, increasing self-compassion and enhancing relationship strengths are some. This is done always with a warm presence and compassionate understanding, and involves enabling the client to better relate to themselves and to others.
Hakan’s passion is ensuring each of his clients needs are met, whether it is releasing the pressures of life’s challenges, setting goals or learning new ways to connect and communicate. Hakan uses an integrated, client centred approach which draws on Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psycho-education and Solution- Focused Therapy. Hakan believes everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential and gain all the wonder this entails.
Hakan Mapolar has appointments available in the following location: Caroline Springs
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