An Integrative or Pluralistic Counselling approach combines the best of different approaches and counselling theory to provide the best service to the client. I tailor sessions using Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Counselling techniques and theory, which allows a much broader scope to help clients
Person Centred Counselling was founded by Carl Rogers in the 1950’s, when he proposed that therapy should focus on the experience of the client, rather than the expertise of the therapist, as such it isn't helpful for a therapist to tell a client what they should do. A client will find their own way forward when the conditions of empathy, acceptance and genuineness are provided by the counsellor in a safe, reflective space to gain new perspectives and tap into internal resources..
This helps us to understand how the past influences the present, and to understand unconscious process of the mind, and the ways we unknowingly try to protect ourselves in sometimes ineffective ways, such as through defence mechanisms like denial or projection.
Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
Helps us to consider where we might have developed limiting beliefs and thought processes that might be holding us back.