Phenomenological, here and now attention is a discipline and a research methodology adapted and applied by Gestalt therapists. When Gestalt therapists explore something from this perspective, they search for understanding through staying present and observing the fullness of the experience, that is the sensations, the meaning, events, time, self and others. Gestalt counsellors do this through description without interpretation or explanation. It is the search for understanding via the obvious. “What is happening now.” Gestalt counsellors use a three step process to overcome the layers of interpretation. They are: bracketing which is when the counsellor suspends their own biases, assumptions and expectations; description which is when the counsellor describes rather than explains or interprets situations, events, behaviour; and horizontilisation which is when the counsellor equally values each item of description. Working in this way promotes awareness which leads to insight and change for the client. The phenomenological method involves an open mind, genuine curiosity and with no outcome intended except the clients own personal discovery. It is a present centred approach to the, what and how of experience. The client is actively involved with attention being on here and now feelings, thoughts, sensations and actions.