My name is Jutta Pieper and I am a German Gestalt Psychotherapist.
Born in the North of Germany I qualified with a Masters degree in German, English and educational studies and worked as a teacher for a number of years.
Between 2001 and 2006 I trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist at the Gestalt Institute of Cologne. Since 2006 I work in private practice, first in Germany and since 2011 in Liverpool, UK.
How it started
Around 1995 I encountered Gestalt therapy, first as a group participant myself. I was fascinated by the playfulness, challenging energy and transformational power of this psychotherapeutic approach.
At the same time my interest in Zen Buddhism emerged. Gestalt and Zen have been my constant companions ever since.
Further down the line
In 2001 I started my training as a Gestalt Psychotherapist at the Gestalt Institute of Cologne and registered as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in 2006. For the next five years I gained rich experiences in my own private practice working with adults, couples and children as well as on an employed basic with traumatized children in children's homes.
In 2011 I moved to Liverpool where I set up my private practice working mainly with adults and groups. I am still committed to my Zen training which I continue with the Stonewater Zen Sangha under the guidance of Dave Keizan Scott Sensei.
Qualifications, Training, Experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy accredited by the Gestalt Institute Cologne in 2006.
Accredited as a Gestalt Psychotherapist by the GPTI in 2012.
Registered as a Gestalt Psychotherapist with the UKCP since 2012.
Diploma Systemic Counsellor for children, adolescents and families 2008.
Certificate Gestalt Psychotherapy with children and adolescents 2010 Institute for Childtherapy Cologne.
I continue to train in Gestalt therapy internationally. I have trained with the Pacific Gestalt Institute in California (Lynne Jacobs, Gary Yontef and faculty) and trained in "Relational Living Body Psychotherapy" (with Julianne Appel-Opper) in Berlin.
In addition, I have participated in several short trainings and workshops with internationally renowned trainers, including trauma therapy (with Babette Rothschild), group facilitation (Edinburgh Gestalt Institute), open dialogue (a democratic approach to working with psychosis), borderline personality disorder (Elinor Greenberg) and others.
I am currently pursuing a MA with the NSCAP (Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy) "Working with children, adolescents and families - a psychoanalytic observational approach"