Integrative Counselling is an approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. We believe that there is no single approach that can treat each individual in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. This is true of counsellors too, which is why there is such a range of valid options for therapy.
The interventions our Integrative Counsellor, Mr Laurence Keith, chooses have come from a variety of schools of thought that complement a relational, person-centred approach to therapy. This approach helps people face each moment openly and authentically without having formed an opinion, expectation or attitude beforehand. This enables them to better understand the fears and hurts that are causing difficulty and recognise specific triggers that may be causing disruptive patterns of behaviour. Through this awareness, Laurence hopes to enable people to start setting goals and practising new behaviours that will enable them to move beyond their difficulties and make positive choices for change.
A key advantage of integrative therapy is its flexibility and focus on the whole individual. The integration of different approaches means therapy can be tailored to meet a variety of needs and concerns, making it arguably a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy. It can be particularly beneficial for those who want to overcome negative patterns of behaviour caused by anxieties, fears or phobias. It can be equally effective for any other mental health issue that is greatly impacting life satisfaction, such as depression, past and current trauma and bereavement.
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Person-centred counselling is an approach to counselling that puts the power back in your hands. It is based on the idea that at our core we are all basically trustworthy; seeking to develop in healthy ways, but events and relationships through life can block or distort this development, particularly relating to our sense of worth and inner-values.
Person-centred counselling aims to create an environment where you feel safe and comfortable enough to explore your own feelings without judgment, to understand yourself at a deeper level and learn to hear and trust your inner-voice. As you begin to understand that you have the ability to change, it increases your sense of self-worth and meaning, enabling you to make choices and move forward in your life.
This style of counselling can be useful for low mood, depression, bereavement, redundancy, stress and other common mental health issues.