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.
As an Integrative counsellor I can use the insights and techniques from Person Centred, Psychodynamic and 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.
- If you are someone who needs to deal with the influence of a 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 it is still happening (i.e. domestic violence, break-up of relationship) you may want to explore ways of using a person centred cognitive approach to therapy.
- If you are experiencing panic attacks, low mood or want to overcome a phobia 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 looking at your thoughts, feelings, fantasies, dreams. Acknowledging your potential as well as recognizing limitations by using an Existential Approach to therapy.