CLINICS IN SOULBURY AND MILTON KEYNES.
Because we all think, feel and react in different ways Integrative counselling can bring about change in your life and produce a unique therapy that is adapted to suit your needs. Integrative counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge, understanding and skills from different therapies, namely: Person centred counselling: offers a non-judgemental relationship between client and therapist, in which the client can explore what they need and how to achieve their goals.
Psychodynamic counselling: work by examining unconscious thoughts and feelings. It focuses mainly on the past and on reoccurring patterns of behaviour in relationships. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Examines how our thoughts affect the way we feel and how they influence our behaviour.
Existential psychotherapy: Is a detailed examination of the meaning life and death with all its possibilities and limitations.
As an Integrative counsellor I can use the insights and techniques from Person centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive behavioural and Existential therapy to help you bring about some of the changes you want in your life. In the first session we will look at the kind of therapy that suits you best. For example if you are someone who needs to deal with influence of past trauma such as childhood abuse, sexual assault, and neglect you may choose to talk about your past, exploring memories and dreams drawing on psychodynamic techniques. However if you are dealing with a trauma that is recent, or is still happening i.e. domestic violence, break-up of relationship, you may want explore ways of coping drawing from a person centred /cognitive approach to therapy. If you are experiencing panic attacks, low mood or want to overcome a phobia in order to get on with your life you may want to examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and explore ways of overcoming your fears by using cognitive behavioural techniques. Or you may want to explore who you are, who you want to be by exploring your thoughts, feelings, fantasies, dreams, and acknowledging your potential as well as recognising limitations by using an Existential approach to therapy. Finally you may want to work reducing your levels of anger, stress and improve self-esteem. This can be achieved by talking as well as behavioural experiments and role play drawing on cognitive behaviour techniques.