An integrative therapist in trained in several different types of counselling and psychotherapy that can include psychoanalytical, humanist, and cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as the increasingly popular technique of mindfulness. They thus can offer you a variety of theories and tools, depending on what suits you best.
Integrative therapy is also about integrating you as a person. Your therapist will look carefully at how the different parts of you work together – how your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, as well as physical and spiritual health are combining or clashing. The aim is not to ‘change’ you, but to help you find a balance within yourself that sees you become the best version of who you already are.
Integrative therapy can be helpful for the following issues:
- low self-esteem
- learning difficulties
As a result the benefits of attending cognitive analytical therapy can include the following:
- understand what is causing you challenges in life
- recognise what triggers you into unhelpful behaviours
- try new behaviours that bring better results in life and relationships
- move beyond limitations you thought you had
- feel more balanced within and in your life in general
- set goals that you feel good about
- reach greater potential of mind, body and spirit
- begin to approach life in a more open and available way.
Your integrative therapist ™ will take a very thorough assessment and make sure they know you and your issues well before deciding on the best way forward. Although your therapist will use a variety of theories and tools, they will have extensive awareness and practise of how the different schools of thought work together.