WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING?
The BACP describes counselling and psychotherapy as "umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing".
Integrative counselling is a combined approach by using a variety of different psychotherapeutic theory instead of using one modality.
Unlike singular forms of psychotherapy, an integration of different approaches means therapy can be personalised to meet a variety of concerns and needs which provides a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment and can bring about positive changes to a person’s life.
Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Integrative therapy focuses on the individual as a whole and takes into account physical, social and emotional aspects.
Within my practice I draw upon Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic therapies when working with clients.