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Humanistic Integrative

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Humanistic Integrative


Humanistic Integrative Counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient. Humanistic Integrative Counselling is inspired by a range of creative theories, which encompasses the contributions of Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychology.

  • Person Centred – a non-directive humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a therapist can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – focuses on how thoughts and perceptions affect the way we feel and behave

  • Psychodynamic – sees human functioning as based upon the interaction of drives and forces within us, particularly unconscious ones.

  • Transactional Analysis (TA) – is a modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change and a method to improve communication

  • Gestalt Therapy – perceives self-awareness as the key to personal growth and developing full potential, concentrating on ‘what is happening in the present moment’.

The Humanistic Integrative Approach recognises that the quality of the therapeutic relationship, rather than any one particular theoretical orientation, is the most important aspect of successful therapeutic work. Thinking, sensing, feeling and intuiting are all given emphasis within the framework of the relationship. The model aims to help counsellors understand the complexities of the clinical situation, which includes not only the clients’ internal world but also their experiences within the wider family and socio-cultural context.

Humanistic Integrative Counselling is an approach that systematically considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit.