Integrative Psychotherapy

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Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy combines different therapeutic tools and techniques to offer clients an approach that meets their unique needs. Dr Samina takes the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling psychology tools must be tailored to their individual needs and life circumstances.

Integrative counselling is a progressive, interactive and creative approach that maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood - no one theory alone holds the answer. It recognises that people are diverse and complex so more than one approach may be necessary. The underlying aim is to promote change.

The approach facilitates change by focusing on building a good client-therapist alliance in order to have a firm foundation for the work you do together.

Gestalt therapy

Gestalt therapy believes in the appreciation of the whole person and is a highly positive and creative integrative approach. This very practical approach focuses on peoples immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they relate to others. The primary focus is on increasing self-awareness and what is happening from one moment to another in the here and now. This could increase self-confidence, free people from emotional blocks so that they can live a much fulfilling life. This type of therapy has been shown to be effective in treating people with anxiety disorders, stress, depression and addictions. 

Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of suffering and aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness. The approach is further facilitated by client-therapist relationship that enables clients to engage in self-exploration and identify factors in their life that are perpetuating problems, and/or are causing current concerns.

In particular, the model helps clients face each moment openly and authentically. It focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client's present behaviour. It is effective in treating a wide range of mental heath symptoms including depression, anxiety, panic and stress. It brings about lasting benefits and helps people live a healthier life. 

Rewiring your neural pathways can help you replace limiting beliefs with self-empowerment.

Person Centred Therapy

A type of therapy which is client-centred and client-led that deals with the way clients percieve themself consciously and make sense of their inner and outer world. This allows clients to achieve greater independence so that they can go onto cope with their current and future problems and harnass the process of self healing. 

Transactional Analysis

A method of therapy used to analyse the social interactions of people which is used to determine the ego state as a basis for understanding behaviour. This involves exploring different personalities and how this has been shaped by childhood experiences. A versatile therapy that combines other models to promote growth and change to faciliate better communication.

Solution Focused Therapy

A short-term goal focused approach to psychotherapy that combines principles of positive psychology and helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems. This involves having a vision of the future and exploring how internal abilities can be enhanced in order to attain the desired outcome.

Developmental Therapy

Often referred to as life-span psychology that focuses on all areas of human change including physical, social, motivational, cognitive, intellectual, emotional, perceptual, and personality. A powerful therapy that can help clients make sense of how their early experiences affect their current life.