Integrative psychotherapy is a relational approach that considers various causes of human suffering. It brings together current thinking on our emotional, cognitive/thinking, behavioural, body-based, and neurobiological capacities, creating a framework for working with people on an individual and bespoke basis.
This involves the considered and intentional use of an ethical relationship between client and therapist in the service of the goals of the client. It means drawing on a number of different theories to support our work together to discover the ones that work best for you. By addressing these issues in relationship, this can improve how you communicate in all of your other important relationships.
I am a UKCP and EAP (European Association of Psychotherapists) registered Integrative Psychotherapist offering adult counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I have six years of experience working with adults on a range of issues, both in private practise and for several not-for-profit organizations.
There are many reasons to seek counselling and psychotherapy – a stressful life event, an issue at work, bereavement, a relationship difficulty, or possibly a long held problem that makes you feel stuck or unfulfilled and that you may feel ready to address. Confronting and solving problems can be a painful process which many of us avoid. This avoidance can result in greater pain and the inability to grow both mentally and spiritually.
Psychotherapy offers a confidential, safe and non-judgemental opportunity to explore past and present difficulties you may have in your life. It is a process of self-discovery and change that can aid us in unlocking painful feelings and unhelpful ways of thinking and being. It helps us to shrug off those behaviours are no longer useful and cause distress by promoting greater self-awareness and acceptance and enabling us to integrate more fulfilling ones
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.