What is Integrative Psychotherapy?

Integrative psychotherapy, is a form of therapy that integrates different approaches, by using specific techniques and key concepts drawn in from various approaches, this could be from; psychodynamic, Personal Centred, Behavioural, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused, Gestalt as a technique.

The therapy approach used will depend on your individual needs and the issues and challenges that you are facing. For example, if you have come as you are troubled by a childhood trauma, psychodynamic techniques, may sought best to helping you remember what happened, examining the way you interpret your past, and to how it maybe effecting you now. If this trauma has led you to behave in ways you don’t like, perhaps cognitive behavioural techniques would be more fitting to help you gain more of an ability to view your struggles. Different approaches may be used consecutively throughout different stages of the therapeutic process or they may be used as a single combined form of therapy throughout. This allows for the consideration of the individual characteristics, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, and motivation for coming therapy.

Different Approaches to Psychotherapy

Discovering how your unconscious mind affects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Person-Centred Therapy:
Approach works to understand an individual’s experience from their point of view, aiming to be open and genuine. Helping an individual feel accepted and better understand their own feelings – essentially helping them to reconnect with their inner values and sense of self-worth.

Changing your thoughts or behaviour to overcome problems using proven tools and techniques.

Focusing on your development and growth, as an individual and in relationships.

Transactional Analysis:
Work directly on here and now problem solving behaviours, whilst helping to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure clients regain absolute autonomy over their lives.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy:
The approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It predominantly explores an individual’s current resources and future hopes – helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.

Gestalt Therapy:
The approach focusing strongly on self-awareness and the ‘here and now’. It is the aim to promote a non-judgemental self-awareness that enables clients to develop a unique perspective on life. By helping an individual to become more aware of how they think, feel and act in the present moment.

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" (David Richo)

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