"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou
About Humanistic Integrative Counselling
The main goals of humanistic integrative counselling are to find out how individuals perceive themselves here and now, and to recognise growth, self-direction and responsibilities.
Humanistic Integrative Counselling is optimistic and attempts to help individuals notice their strengths by offering non-judgemental empathetic acceptance. The approach uses person-centred, transactional and CBT approaches to meet the individual where they are. The capacity for growth and fulfilment underlies the approach to all individuals.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of issues. Depression, anxiety and panic, loss and grief, family issues such as separation and divorce, redundancy, abuse and trauma, and LGBTQ sexuality counselling.
Some people ask what the difference is between counselling and psychotherapy. Put simply, counselling supports individuals at a more immediate level generally focusing on current issues that are affecting the individual. Psychotherapy supports individuals at a deeper process level considering how the structure of the client's personality is affecting their experience of relationships and being in the world.
What Potential Benefits can be Expected?
Some of the gains from accessing counselling or psychotherapy might be, greater self-acceptance and self-esteem, ability to change self-defeating behaviours/habits, better expression and management of emotions including anger, relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions, increased confidence and decision making skills, ability to manage stress effectively and improved problem-solving.