Humanistic Integrative Therapists:
- Believe in seeing each individual as a whole person including body, feelings, mind and spirit. They aim to work with a full range of influences to encourage clients to develop themselves, their relationship to others and to society.
- Rely on the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, soul and spirit to come together as a whole.
- Believe that both the client and the therapist are actively engaged in shaping the processes of assessing the client’s problems or issues, working out what will happen in therapy and evaluating the outcomes.
- Believe in their client’s ability to take responsibility for themselves and their choices, and their capacity to fulfil their talents. The therapist works with the client to realise these potentials.
- Take into consideration how the external world affects the client, and will explore the significance of social, cultural and political experience. (UKCP).
What benefits can be expected from counselling?
An ability to change self defeating behaviours and habits.
Reduced stress levels.
Improved problem solving & conflict resolution abilities.
Better expression and management of emotions, including anger.
Increased confidence and decision making skills.
Improved quality of life and wellbeing.
Development of resilience