Sofya Vigdorchik

Courses Overview

Our courses are experiential and provide practitioners with experience of the Gestalt process and how to integrate it in their work. They provide an opportunity to learn about gestalt through their experience of the process in the group, modelling by the trainers, exercises to highlight aspects of the approach and opportunities for supervised practice of what has been learned.

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BA in Psychology, Dip. in Gestalt Therapy, IACP, EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy) membership.

A fully qualified psychologist and gestalt therapist. She was trained at Moscow Gestalt Institute (Ukraine), and at Instituto di Gestalt (Italy). She also took part in the educational programs led by Julianne Appel-Opper (Germany), Jean Mary Robine (France), Peter Philippson (Britain), Carmen Vazquez Bandin (Spain), and Valeria Rubino (Italy).

Her work experience is about thirteen years, since 2010. She works with all genders, and provides individual and couple therapy.

She also has experience as a counselor, a supervisor, a leader of the Balint groups, and a trainer of the Telephone Helpline Counseling Program (The Samaritans).

Areas of focus include:

  • Trauma and traumatic experience;
  • Early-life difficulties;
  • PTSD;
  • Sexual abuse, incest;
  • Phobia;
  • Anxiety;
  • Panic disorders;
  • Reactive and melancholy depression;
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders;
  • Identity crisis;
  • Low self-esteem;
  • Difficulties in the couple’s life;
  • Parent-child relationships.


Her understanding of therapy is based on the fact that we and other people are inseparable from the different contexts in which we live, work and relate to each other. Each of us lives in his own ‘sensitive world’, which is our current situation. Each person and their physical environment constitute the integrated whole that he/she experiences in the current situation.

Proceeding from the principle of the continuous interaction of the person and the environment (the psychotherapist carries this role), the client and the therapist, interacting directly at the moment in a brand new dance, create a new situation. In the work it is important to be affected by the experiences of another, sometimes unbearable, but not to get stuck in them, not to stop them, but to ‘go through’. The task of the therapist is to support the client in moving towards a holistic perception of himself in his social context.

‘My style of work is influenced by my leaning toward the relational living body process and the dialogic relationship. I view myself as a facilitator in the “healing through meeting” of individuals in a safe relational space providing support for healthy growth through new awareness and a deep connection with the embodied process. As a Gestaltist, I enjoy the excitement of working creatively and being open to all that emerges. I resonate with the suggestion that each session is a “Gestalt Lab” providing exciting opportunities for the new step.’


Dublin Gestalt Centre 66 Lr., Leeson Street
Dublin 2

BA in Psychology, Dip. in Gestalt Therapy, IACP, EAGT membership.