Who we are

John Gillespie
John Gillespie
Editor-in-Chief & Founder

John is a fourth year student of gestalt therapy, living in London. He loves travelling abroad, strolling through woods, and playing with his cat. His favourite colour is red, and he drinks too much strong black coffee.


Nils Konstantinovs
Editor

Nils lives and practises gestalt in Latvia. He strongly believes Wagner is superior to Verdi, but keeps an open mind in most other life affairs. Except for literature. Proust is superior in literature.


Olena Zozulya
Editor

Olena is a gestalt psychotherapist and trainer in Kiev, specialising in addictions, migrants from war, and people with borderline personality disorder. She loves to write poetry and compose fairy tales, draw, and paint portraits.


Maria Grigorieva
Editor

Maria lives and practises gestalt in Russia. She loves people, her family and friends, to make news, talk about therapy, read books and listen to female rock. It is easy to find her drinking cappuccino or wandering Moscow streets watching and talking about the oddities of life.


Melissa Sedmak
Editor

Melissa lives and practises gestalt in the UK. She loves academic work, being relational, and spur-of-the-moment outings. She occasionally enjoys English Breakfast tea with lemon.


Jen Clayton
Editor

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Ayhan Alman de la Osa
Editor

Ayhan is a Turkish born German who has become a naturalised British citizen after a period of existential Brexit angst. He is in his third year of gestalt psychotherapy training and is interested in culture, identity and belonging.


Elena Ryabtseva
Editor

Elena lives and practices embodied relational gestalt in New York City. She’s a graduate of two training programs at Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and is currently finishing a 4-year gestalt training in New York. In her spare time, Elena is a people watcher, yoga practitioner, vision quest undertaker, and an avid explorer of nature and wilderness. 


Sally Taylor
Sally Taylor
Production Editor & Webmaster

Sally works for a number of gestalt practitioners, remotely, from her home in West Sussex. She enjoys following her curiosity, exploring new places, sandy beaches, and walks with her dogs. Her favourite colour is black, and she drinks green tea with ginger.