23rd September 2020 

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An Integrative Approach to Therapy

What does an Integrative Approach to therapy mean? All my training has been integrative which means I have studied a variety of different therapeutic approaches as one therapeutic approach doesn't suit everyone. We are all unique individuals so different approaches work for different people. I take the best of the therapeutic approaches and use them according to what issues are presented by the client.

In recent years there has been an increase in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for counselling. This is usually offered on a short terms basis and can often be seen as a "quick fix". CBT can be beneficial specifically when working with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Research does suggest CBT is effective however, no more effective than other therapeutic approaches.

What is the difference between a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist?

A counsellor is usually someone that is newly qualified and often offers short term work. A Psychotherapist is usually more experienced and qualified and also works on a long term basis.

I help create a safe environment for clients' to explore their thoughts, feelings and issues. It is through exploration that enables clients' to become self-aware. Self-awareness helps facilitate personal growth. The therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is important as it's through this therapeutic relationship that enables the client to facilitate change. The most successful therapy is based on a strong therapeutic relationship.

Home. Image_MindDoes life feel like a constant battle?
Do you feel like you are walking your journey through life alone and isolated?
Do you feel lethargic and demotivated?
Do you find yourself getting angry often?
Are you crying more than usual?
Have you had either an increase or a loss of appetite?
Do you have a problem falling asleep or are you waking up in the early hours of the morning?

If you answered yes to more than 3 of the above questions then perhaps it's time you talk to someone.

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