Integrative Psychotherapy draws from several views* of human functioning considered within a dynamic systems perspective.
The underlying belief is that each approach may provide a partial explanation of a behavior and may enhance treatment when selectively integrated with other aspects to best support you, the client.
In a nutshell it represents a mixed tool box of varied approaches that I may draw on to help you. Each person is unique and therefore my intention is to help us find what works best for you.
How long does therapy last?
I offer both long and short term therapy work. We can define the length of our journey together depending on what you would like to work on and what you would like the outcome to be.
Either way, we will regularly review our work together and may adapt our course or the duration of your therapeutic journey moving forward. I would recommend an initial commitment of 6-12 sessions. At the end of six sessions we would have a review and decide how to move forward.
Integrative therapy is usually a weekly commitment, sessions last 50′ minutes unless otherwise agreed.
Ending our work together
When we have a sense that our work is “complete” or “good enough for now”, we will chose an ending date together and work towards coming to a close, integrating all your work so that you feel safe and empowered and comfortable to move on.
Complimentary Clarity Session
The relationship between counsellor and client plays a major role in therapy so making sure we are the right fit is important. That is why I recommend booking a complimentary clarity session to begin with.
During this clarity session you may ask any questions you may have about my practice and I can find out what has brought you here, and what you hope to get out of our work together.
If, at the end of this complimentary session, you feel that to continue would not be right for you, there is absolutely no obligation to move forward with me and I might be able to refer you to one of my colleagues or we might decide to reconnect at a later stage. If we agree to work together then we may begin to define the best framework going forward.
*the psychodynamic, client-centered (humanistic), behaviorist, cognitive, Gestalt therapy, body-mind-soul psychotherapies such as SE, family therapy, IFS, object relations theories, psychoanalytic…