How can an Integrative Therapist help me?

What is an Integrative Therapist?

 

Anyone can seek the help of counselling; It is often a misconception that something must be wrong in order for you to be counselled.  Just as there are many different doctors specialised in different areas of the human body, there are also various types of counsellors trained in different areas of psychology!

The internet can be overwhelming with the various terms and jargon. I am integrative in approach, trained in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Attachment theory. Meaning I will use the principles of these theories to mould and enhance your therapy sessions. 

The slides below provide a breakdown of each theory (Provided by the BACP)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)


CBT aims to help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). Rather than looking at past causes, it focuses on current problems and practical solutions to help you feel better now.

The way we think about situations affects the way we feel and behave. If we view a situation negatively, we may experience negative emotions and feelings which lead us to behave in an unhelpful way. Your therapist will help you identify and challenge any negative thinking so you can deal with situations better and behave in a more positive way