We experienced integrative Psychotherapist working in private practice, online and within Relate centres. We have extensive experience helping couples and individuals through Relationship therapy. We are also qualified and specialise in working with sex and porn addiction, both with individual clients or working with addicts and their partners, individually and in couple recovery.
Our approach is an integration of predominantly Psychodynamic and Systemic theories, we also however have training in other areas to give us as many tools as possible to help you. We offer a safe, calm and confidential environment in which we can explore your reasons for seeking therapy and navigate beginning to make positive change and reaching your goals. We are here to support you, to hear your story and use my expertise to help you find the best solution for you, as an individual or as a couple.
With a combined experience of over 30 years counselling we have supported 100’s of individuals and couples to work through difficult and often heartbreaking times, We hope we can also help you.
Being in a relationship is one of the most fulfilling and healthy parts of life, but when a relationship experiences difficulties, life can feel very stressful, provoke anxiety and depression. The fact that you are reading this probably means that you care about your relationship and want to address and work through the problems that you are having –which is great. Or it may be that a relationship has ended and you are wanting to understand why, to rebuild your confidence and self esteem so that you can go forward.
Integrative counselling posits that there are many ways to explore and understand psychology and behaviour, there is no one approach that can have all of the answers.
What is Intergative Therapy?
Integrative counselling, as the name suggests, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood - no one theory alone holds the answer. All theories are considered to have value, even if their foundational principles contradict each other - hence the need to integrate them.
The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs - integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works - tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy.