What is Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling?: Integrative psychotherapy (also known as Integrative counselling) is a holistic approach that takes into account the whole spectrum of your mental, physical and emotional needs. Integrative therapists use elements from a range of different therapeutic tools and modality approaches to suit your specific requirements. Because it is so flexible, integrative psychotherapy can be practised with people of any age, individually, and with couples, families and groups.
An integrative approach to psychotherapy can be more inclusive of the client and more collaborative than other forms of psychotherapy. Your therapist will consider all aspects of your life and tailor their approach to you, and may explicitly discuss their choices with you.
Different approaches may be used consecutively or as a single, integrated form of therapy throughout with the aim of bringing together the affective, cognitive, behavioural, and physiological systems within a person. Psychotherapists usually choose one therapy modality from different schools of psychotherapy and apply it in a flexible and integrative way in their therapy sessions with the client.