Team members

John Gillespie
England | Founder of
New Gestalt Voices

John is the driving force behind NGV, which he founded in 2016. He lives in London, and is a fourth year student of gestalt therapy, while also working as an organisational consultant. He was editor-in-chief of the journal until March 2018, when he decided to step back from that role to focus on his dissertation.


Dawn Gwilt
England | Editor-in-chief
English language journal

Dawn is a gestalt psychotherapist working in private practice. She is excited to take on the role of editing the third edition of the journal, as well as initiating the NGV writing support group. She is passionate about following the emergent process that leads a writer to find, and re-find, their authentic voice.


Deirdre Foley
Greece | Greek journal
(English version)

Deirdre is a third year student of gestalt therapy, in Athens. She flits between her two homelands of Ireland and Greece, and has a special interest in evolutionary psychology. In addition to helping out with copy-editing of the original journal, she is a founding member of its first offspring, NGV Greece. 


Irini Koutela
Greece | Greek journal
(Greek version)

Irini is a recent graduate of gestalt therapy, practising in Athens, and also a psychologist, working with LGBTQI+ people, their families and educators. She has very strong feelings about human rights, a love of running, theatre and literature, and is a founding member of NGV Greece. 


Evangelia Kyriakou
Greece | Greek Journal
(Greek Version)

Evangelia is a psychologist and a third year student of gestalt therapy, and also a founding member of NGV Greece. She loves to tango, not only on the dance floor but with everyone she meets, since it is an excellent analogy for relationships of all kinds, including the therapeutic one.


Sally Taylor
England | Webmaster &
Production Editor

Sally designed and created the NGV website, and continues to update and manage it. She is also production editor of the journal, and produces the blog posts as well as the newsletters. She works for a number of gestalt practitioners, remotely, from her home in West Sussex. 


TraceyKay Coe
England

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Nils Konstantinovs
Latvia

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
Ukraine

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
Russia

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. She’s often found drinking cappuccino or wandering Moscow streets, watching and talking about the oddities of life.

Melissa Sedmak
England

Melissa lives and practises gestalt in the UK, and has been overseeing our research bursary project funded by Relational Change. She loves academic work, being relational, and spur-of-the-moment outings, and often enjoys English Breakfast tea with lemon.

Jen Clayton
England

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Ayhan Alman de la Osa
England

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
USA

Elena lives and practices embodied relational gestalt in New York City. She is currently finishing a four-year gestalt training programme. In her spare time, she’s a people watcher, yoga practitioner, vision quest undertaker, and an avid explorer of nature and wilderness. 


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Anyone who’d like to get involved is most welcome to join the NGV team. It could be in a supporting role, providing help to other team members or authors, or in a leadership role by launching your own initiative, such as setting up a group or a journal in your country or region.