Integrative therapy, or integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of therapeutic approaches. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Every person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
In my work, I draw on elements of the following therapeutic approaches:
The humanistic approach is about free will, self-discovery and achieving your full potential as a human being, rather than concentrating on individual problems or symptoms. It looks at everything that makes you who you are and focuses on you as a unique individual and your relationship with the world around you.
Psychodynamic therapy helps you understand how your current feelings and behaviour are shaped by your past experiences and your unconscious mind and impulses. I will encourage you to talk freely about whatever comes to mind. You can talk openly, honestly and without being judged.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative cycle. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts. You're shown how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Coaching is the process of helping people identify and achieve personal goals through developing skills and attitudes that lead to self-empowerment. Life coaching generally deals with issues such as procrastination, fear of failure, relationships' issues, lack of confidence, work–life balance and career changes, and often occurs outside the workplace setting.