Integrative Counselling:

What is integrative counselling?

Integrative Counselling is where more than one therapy is combined.  I will name the therapies I combine and explain them briefly.
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Psychodynamic therapy:

Psychodynamic therapy has its root in Sigmund Freud.  In summary it focusses on past experiences, sometimes going as far back as childhood.  Sometimes as children we develop coping strategies that do not serve us well in adulthood, such as aggression, sulking etc.  Exploring our childhood, and past negative experiences, can help us to understand why we are who we are, and why we do what we do.

Cogntive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

This therapy helps us to look at how our thoughts and feelings are very connected to our behaviour.  Thoughts, feelings and behaviour are all very closely linked and impact on each other.  CBT can help identify negative patterns, and if you are seeking therapy you have already probably started to identify some negative patterns for yourself and by yourself.  However, with the help and gentle challenges of a therapist you can start to build strategies to manage negative patterns in a way that is efficient and thus effective to a better wellbeing.

Person Centered Therapy (Humanistic):

Person-Centered Therapy focusses on you the whole person.  When we focus on the person for the good of the person, the person feels heard, understood, and not judged.  This is probably how our childhood should have felt, but many will tell you it was not the way it was at all!  Therefore, an opportunity to experience this, even as an adult, will be so beneficial to your pathway of a healthier wellbeing, and mostly you will get to you you, or who it is you really want to be and work towards that person.