Integrative Psychotherapy is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that no single approach can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole, and therapeutic techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
Integrative psychotherapy is underpinned by the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood – no one theory alone holds the answer. All theories are considered to have value, even if their foundational principles contradict each other – hence the need to integrate them.
The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person’s personality and needs – integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, integrative therapists are not only concerned with what works, but why it works – tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy.
Benefits of integrative psychotherapy
Focus on the whole individual
Tailor to a variety needs
Who is Integrative psychotherapy for?
Anyone who wants therapy that is bespoke to your needs desires and concerns and includes people that experience:
- Past and current trauma
- Low self-esteem
If you feel that Integrative Psychotherapy is for you to speak to one of our team to get help to find a therapist for integrative psychotherapy.
Selectively healthy mind. (2017). Integrative Therapy. [Online]. Available from: https://www.selecthealthymind.co.uk/selectintegrativetherapy.html