There are many different ways to approach counselling. Each strategy features benefits and limitations that may vary based on the person.
I believe that every person has their own set of unique circumstances. Therefore I take an integrative counselling approach and tailor my sessions to each client.
An integrative approach combines different tools and therapies to accommodate the client’s needs.
I combine therapies such as:
Person Centered Counselling – a humanistic approach which involves how people view themselves rather than focusing on the counsellor’s interpretations
Strength-Based Counselling – a positive approach which focuses on the client’s strengths and assets rather than their weaknesses and shortcomings
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – a shorter-term approach which helps the client to adjust certain behaviours by changing their thought patterns
Solution-Focused Therapy – a longer-term approach which emphasises the client’s present and future goals rather than their past experiences
Expressive Arts Therapy – a specialised approach which incorporates the use of movement and creativity to explore the client’s behaviours, responses and insights
Integrative therapy takes into account your “whole being” – that is, the mental-emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of your wellbeing. I believe each component plays an important role in your health and wellness.