Integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together psychoanalytic, humanistic and cognitive psychological theories of counselling.
Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat a person in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
We believe that no one theory holds the answer, we promote the individuality of the person through a counselling practice that integrates a person’s personality and needs – their affective, behavioural, cognitive, physiological systems within one person, as well as exploring social and spiritual aspects. We are not only concerned with what works, what doesn’t but also why and how it works.
As integrative therapists we tailor therapy to our clients and not the client to the therapy.
We emphasise the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client and encourage the client to explore their experience(s) within a safe and supportive space supported by a secure relationship.