Gestalt Therapy International

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What clients say

Incredible! I spent over 2 years trying to decide on a career direction. Steve managed to get me there in one session. I could finally get on with my life.

Martin L. - Tour organiser

I enjoyed my work, but for many years felt restless as to whether there was something else I should be doing, whether I was just going with what was familiar and easy. Steve's session gave me instant clarity - I was on the right path; once I knew this, my doubt evaporated.

Lucy C. - Musician

Steve is good for his word. It was a long session, but by the end of it we found a new career path that was just perfect - thanks!

Dave P. - Recruiter



  • The background of what work means to you - parental and family attitudes, your experiences of work - positive and negative.
  • Introducing a new model of the world of work
  • Exploring your values, the central things that drive your interest in work.
  • Exploring your dreams and inspiration. The sky is the limit!
  • Identifying preexisting limiting factors or freedoms.

Lifework planning

  • New models of putting work, education and leisure together. Its about your choice.
  • Exploring the question of quality of life in terms of education, and its link with work.
  • Introduction of the skill tree model and the connection with education and work.
  • Exploring the question of quality of life in terms of leisure, introducing new models of leisure, and looking at the relationship with your favourite skills.


  • Identifying preferred types of work activity in terms of a three letter code which points to a range of job possibilities. You can use this every time you look at a job to see if it suits.


  • Outlining different approaches to career choice: expert advice, occupational categories, experimentation, personality profiles, most enjoyed skills, income level, social conscience.
  • Identifying income parameters and preferred degree of responsibility

The 3 skill model

  • Introduction of the 3 skill model.
  • Identification of your preferred skills in each dimension.

Naming your career

  • Introducing a model of career change
  • Using the skills tree formula for converting skills and knowledges to jobs and fields.
  • Development of search questions for gathering information about career type.

How to find the ideal job

After arriving at your ideal career picture, we outline the subsequent step you can take yourself, or you may need further coaching support for implementation. We give you a range of resources that you can work through yourself, as well as places you can seek further support if needed.

  • Using the five targeting questions to focus
  • The swiss cheese theory: finding the perfect fit
  • Identifying criteria to narrow the focus for a job/place of employment
  • Doing research
  • Parallels with self employment
  • Developing a success team
  • Where identifying further training needs fits into the picture
  • The nature of a career plan & job hunt strategies
  • Job hunting methods
  • The use of contacts
  • Ultimate Individual Targets
  • Interviewing

Take Aways

You will receive a copy of each step we take, extra reading and reference materials to take away, and you will be emailed a record of the entire process and outcomes.


I provide two 30 minute sessions, usually 2 and 4 weeks after your decision session. This is to provide additional support for the action phase of your career.

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Is this for you?

Career Decision Coaching™ is aimed at:

1. Identifying your ideal career direction, and

2. Giving you an outline of how to act on it.

The process I offer addresses core questions such as

  • What is my destiny?
  • What is my calling?
  • What is the best fit between my interests, capacities, and a job?

I help you come to a clear decision as to your future career direction.



I will help you

find your

Perfect Career

– Guaranteed –

You will take away:

  1. Two ideal career paths, based on what you really enjoy doing 
  2. Clarity on how your career fits into the bigger picture of your life
  3. A comprehensive personal profile
  4. A large set of materials, including records of the process we went through & bonus reading
  5. A broad outline of steps you can take to finding employment in your chosen career.

If you are not satisfied that I have delivered on providing you with two ideal career paths, I won't charge you for the session.

How do I do it?

This is not just a technical process, it is a combination of a systematic exploration and a creative conclusion. We take a holistic approach, starting with a comprehensive picture of 'who you are', and ending with your ideal career.

How long does it take?

This is achieved in one session, of approximately 4.5 hours in length.

I also provide 2 followup sessions to support the implementation of your decision.

What does it cost?

The three sessions, including all materials, costs $880. This is significantly less than most coaching consultations which usually charge around $250 for a single hour.


I am available for sessions online, or in person in Shanghai or Hobart Tasmania.

However, this may be not be what you need.

Depending on what kind of obstacles you face, you may need therapy, coaching, or vocational guidance. See below for a comprehensive chart showing what is needed for each obstacle.

If it becomes clear in the session that you would be better served by another approach, I will put your interests first, and will suggest alternatives that specifically suit your needs

I can address some of these other obstacles - ones that require therapy, or coaching.

I do not offer vocational guidance (the selection and organising of courses, training, apprenticeships, or internships).

The procedure to enrol

  • Firstly read the disclosure statement here.
  • Then fill in the client enrolment form here.
  • Then we organise a session time

Click on the this map to see the whole process -



ROHAN ~ Medical Doctor and Consultant

Steve is a truly gifted teacher and therapist who is clearly practising his calling. He brings wisdom, genuine caring and compassion to our sessions and he has helped me finally navigate a path towards a healthier and more skilful way to approach anxiety, stress and behaviours that were damaging to my relationships and my work. I have seen psychologists before and been left with little. This is the first time that I have seen genuine changes to my mental well-being that has improved the quality of my relationships, work and life.

NATALIE ~ Acupuncturist, R.N

I first met Steve through a presentation he did on Family Constellations. This was a very powerful and releasing experience. I since contacted him for personal work and professional supervision. I have benefitted greatly from continued sessions, I feel aware of the roles I play in my life, and have stopped blaming others for the decisions I have made. I feel in control of the direction my life takes now. This, amongst a myriad of other revelations, has given me greater freedom and a sustained sense of happiness.

PAUL ~ Drug & Alcohol counsellor

Four years training with Steve Gunther was life changing. I learnt so much about myself and how I am in the world, how am I with clients and how to deal with and engage any person in any situation.

I gained the skills to practice Gestalt Psychotherapy and the confidence to do it in my own style. I have gone on to expand my Gestalt training into Community Development and helping effect societal change.

Steve has a hands on assured teaching style which is just as effective as his brilliant personal counselling work - powerful and profound, yet guided by the clients and the students.

JENNY ~ Therapist

I have know Steve for 18 years, experiencing him as Gestalt teacher and therapist. I have grown to have a great deal of respect for him and have always valued all that he strives for. He is a person of great integrity, intelligence, wisdom, energy, sincerity and care.

Added to this has always been a commitment to his own personal and professional growth, demonstrating itself in humility, confidence and determination. I have always felt that he has had my best interests at heart, which resulted in me being gently guided towards taking risks, in healing my past and leaping into my future.

The 'work' that I have done with Steve over the years has helped shape my life and the person I am today, which is greatly full-filled and happy.

SHIRLEY ~ Psychotherapist

Having been a client of Steve's, I confidently recommend his services to any client who is seeking therapy. I found him to be contactful, empathic, intuitive. fully understanding of and tuned in to the issues I presented. I felt very safe in his care and professional expertise, and I experienced personal growth, increased self awareness and complete satisfaction through the consultations I had with him.

BRYANT ~ Natural therapist and Homeopath

Gestalt Therapy with Steve Gunther gave me two focal insights in particular. One was how my energy moved between my ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ self, and the other how my physical body carried the demand I placed on myself as expectation.

One session I clearly remember was Steve helping me elicit an image of a ball and chain around my left leg (which was chronically arthritic). As I processed those feelings and felt images, I saw shifts including release of tension, emotionally and energetically, over the period. I am very grateful to Steve for his devotion and his art, and for his very astute processing skills. Good memories.