What is Integrative Therapy?
Integrative therapy is a personalised and comprehensive approach to therapy that combines various techniques and concepts from different therapeutic schools to meet the unique needs of a given client.
An integrative approach seeks to consider an individual’s mental, physical, and emotional health in a whole and unified way. You, the client, rather than the therapist, are the expert on yourself, and we work together to understand the sources of your concerns, whether they be anxiety, unhappiness, physical discomfort, or limiting behaviours.
An integrative approach is comprehensive, which means we consider various factors besides mental constructs such as negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. These include being mindful of corresponding bodily sensations that may arise and/or parts that may be in conflict with one another. Through EFT, mindful focusing or other somatic interventions that include the body, we notice all of what presents with the current concern.
Research shows that ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also physiologically in our body and nervous system. Both somatic and cognitive approaches are essential for healing, recovering and building resilience as we make positive life changes.