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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016
BACP accredited register. Holsworthy Counselling, Bude Counselling.
An Integrative Approach Integrative   Counselling   means   drawing   on   and   blending   specific   types   of   therapies.   It   is   not   linked   to   one   type   of   therapy as   I   believe   that   no   approach   works   for   every   client   in   all   situations.   I   work   mainly   with   Person-Centred   and   Psycho- Dynamic approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). However,   just   using   different   approaches   does   not   make   an   Integrative   Counsellor   -   there   has   to   be   a   framework/theory to determine when and why each element is used. Counselling   focuses   on   the   client,   and   the   relationship   that   the   counsellor   builds   with   that   client.   Over   the   course   of   the session/s   that   relationship   will   usually   change   several   times,   and   the   needs   of   the   client   at   each   stage   will   differ,   leading to   a   change   of   counselling   approach.   Thus   the   approach   taken   at   any   point   will   depend   on   the   relationship   with   the   client at that point. This means that the therapy is fitted to the client, and not the other way around. Another    way    of    defining    Integrative    Counselling    is    that    it    works    holistically    with clients,   helping   them   to   integrate   themselves   so   that   they   can   lead   a   fuller   and   more self-aware life.
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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016
An Integrative Approach Integrative    Counselling    means    drawing    on    and    blending specific    types    of    therapies.    It    is    not    linked    to    one    type    of therapy   as   I   believe   that   no   approach   works   for   every   client   in all   situations.   I   work   mainly   with   Person-Centred   and   Psycho- Dynamic   approaches   as   well   as   Cognitive   Behavioural   Therapy (CBT). However,   just   using   different   approaches   does   not   make   an Integrative   Counsellor   -   there   has   to   be   a   framework/theory   to determine when and why each element is used. Counselling   focuses   on   the   client,   and   the   relationship   that the   counsellor   builds   with   that   client.   Over   the   course   of   the session/s   that   relationship   will   usually   change   several   times, and   the   needs   of   the   client   at   each   stage   will   differ,   leading   to a   change   of   counselling   approach.   Thus   the   approach   taken   at any   point   will   depend   on   the   relationship   with   the   client   at that   point.   This   means   that   the   therapy   is   fitted   to   the   client, and not the other way around. Another    way    of    defining    Integrative    Counselling    is    that    it works    holistically    with    clients,    helping    them    to    integrate themselves   so   that   they   can   lead   a   fuller   and   more   self-aware life.
Tamar Counselling
Counselling in Holsworthy and Bude
Telephone: 07855 998890
Tamar Counselling Counselling in Holsworthy and Bude