Integrative Counselling

Integrative counsellors draw and blend different therapy techniques

Some counsellors or psychotherapists practice a form of integrative therapy, which means they draw on and blend specific types of techniques. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.

integrative therapy uses theories and tools from three types of therapies – psychoanalytical, humanistic, and cognitive behavioural.


What are the benefits of integrative therapy?

You might find integrative therapy beneficial in the following ways:

  • Understand what causes you to feel challenged in life
  • Learn to recognise what triggers any unhelpful behaviours and be supported in trying new, more productive ones
  • Recognise limitations you’ve set on yourself and find ways to move beyond them
  • Integrate all the different aspects of yourself (mind, body, emotions, social skills, spirituality)
  • Set goals that lead you toward the life you feel happy about
  • Live your life in a more open, available, and less judgemental way

Like all forms of therapy, integrative therapy requires that you are open to exploring your fears, your hopes, your life, what is causing you challenges, and what you hope for your future


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