Counselling & Integrative Psychotherapy
Counselling refers to the short term process, where a person discusses troubling issues in their lives. Along with the counsellor, they are looking for ways to better manage and resolve them in service of the person’s own values and desires.
Integrative Psychotherapy is an open ended process, where any issues that are brought into the therapeutic space are explored in depth, understood and are given new meanings.
It is informed by many theories including psychodynamic, humanistic, gestalt, existentialism, cbt, spiritual models and others.
Through talking and, also, creative expression– if relevant, such as drawing, role playing and visualization- person and therapist engage in a process of identifying patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are not useful in the person’s life.
The therapeutic relationship gradually becomes an alliance, the safe space, where all conditioning and old formed patterns can be acknowledged and explored ‘in action’. Through non judgmental exploration and understanding of their roots, the person can release them and create new more fulfilling ways of being. In that respect, it is a soul creation creation process.
With sensitivity, respect and unconditional positive regard, the work is to illuminate, express, resolve, nurture and integrate parts of the person’s self that were hurt, ‘not seen’, neglected and not loved throughout their lives. In that sensitive process difficult feelings such as pain, fear, anger, anxiety, sadness and others, is learned to be allowed, felt, tolerated and accepted as important teachers and guides of one’s own internal world.
In that light, psychotherapy is both a restorative and a creative process, where issues from the past can be resolved by acquiring new meaning in the present. New knowledge about the person’s true, unique nature is discovered, nurtured and consciously integrated leading to the creation of a freer and more whole life.
The soul, then, becomes purified and open to exist authentically and whole towards its own path of conscious evolution.
Integrative Psychotherapy begins with an initial session where an assessment takes place and each session lasts 50 mins.