What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Our experience of life can be considered in terms of how we feel emotionally, spiritually and physically, what we think and what we do. Integrative psychotherapy therefore seeks to explore your life experience, so as to bring an understanding of areas in life where change may be beneficial and then work with you to implement change. In other words to identify how one aspect of your life may be impacting upon another and through the identification of influences provide a route to a new state of integration. Integrative psychotherapy practitioners draw upon the core conceptual models in practice today – integrating insights from the humanistic, experiential, psychoanalytic and behavioural traditions.
What happens in the initial consultation?
A good relationship between therapist and client is fundamental, so I offer a free initial consultation to see if working together feels right for both of us. This gives you a chance to find out more about how I work and whether I am the right fit for you, and me a chance to get a sense of what you are looking for from counselling and whether I can support you with that.
What to expect in sessions?
Together we work to gain an understanding of your concerns in terms of how you experience them emotionally, cognitively, physically and also how you respond with actions and behaviour. Through this ongoing dialogue we will seek to help understand repetitive patterns in your life, to identify what might be helpful to change and then work with you to implement the changes.