integrative counselling

Integrative Psychotherapists, as they are known, are trained in several different therapeutic approaches and will combine those techniques and schools of practice depending on the needs of the client. They will blend several different theories, drawing on elements of each to best help and support their clients. They are concerned not only with what works, but also why it works.

Use of the word ‘integrative’ not only indicates a fusion of different techniques of psychotherapy. It also refers to the integration of the personality and needs of the patient in the therapeutic work. This brings together the affective, cognitive, behavioural and physiological systems within one person, delivering a tailor made package to address the patient’s needs.

An integrative tharapist believes that individuals are unique and therefor 'one size does not fit all' when it comes to psychotherapy. Different clients have different needs which require specific approaches.