Integrative Therapy is the term used to describe a model of treatment which brings together ideas from different schools of psychotherapy and counselling. The integrative approach is holistic in nature and focuses on responding to an individual’s behavioural, cognitive, emotional, physiological and spiritual processes. The therapist draws on a range of theoretical models such as psychodynamic, client-centered, behaviourist, cognitive, and family therapy. He or she applies strategies and techniques in accordance with each client’s unique needs and personality, whilst placing a large emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.
The integrative approach is appropriate for a wide range of issues and duration of treatment can be brief or long-term depending on the needs of the individual.