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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2019
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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.
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Arran Counselling
Counselling in Brodick
Telephone: 07855 998890
Arran Counselling Counselling in Brodick