I believe that no single therapeutic approach can treat every client and situation. Integrative counselling tailor’s therapy interventions, based upon each individual’s needs and their unique circumstances. Using this approach, I am able to carefully consider Individual needs and work holistically with affective, behavioural, cognitive and physiological aspects, as well as any social and spiritual elements. Whist a diagnosis can be helpful to guide us in using evidenced based treatments and therapies, proven to be effective for specific problems (which I always take into consideration), it does not always consider every aspect of someone’s personality and background; This is what I aim to do with each individual person in therapy. I understand that everyone is different and people do not fit neatly into boxes. I can tailor therapy to suit you, as opposed to trying to fit you into one specific therapy mode.
Some of the therapeutic models and approaches I integrate include, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Client Centred; Gestalt; Transactional Analysis; Humanistic Therapies; Attachment Theory; Solution Focussed Brief Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Relational; Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfuless and Relaxation; Imagery or Visualisation; Creative Exercises.
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