Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Updated: May 6, 2019
This is an approach which take into account the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Each person is seen as the unique with different experiences and needs. As there is believe that there is not one approach which can suits all client’s needs. The Therapist is trained in a broad range of therapeutic models. So Therapist is able to fit approaches which can be more beneficial for client. This model helps Therapist to understand client internal and external experiences.
I believe that therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is crucial to make positive change. The client comes to the Counselling with own assumptions, expectations, prejudices, past experiences which can hold client back in the counselling room. And it is very important for me to create a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment, what can help client to break resistance and allow to share feelings, experiences, doubts. My way of working is based on respect, empathy and I provide a space where client can reflect and gain stronger sense of self.
Thinking, sensing, intuiting, feeling are all given great importance within the therapeutic relationship.
And in my work I also focus on body. Our mind create thoughts, feelings about the world, other people and also about ourselves. And those thoughts and feelings can create a lot of tension in our bodies. Body can hold this tension and stress. Body is always present but mind not necessary. To pay attention not only to thoughts and feelings but also to sensations in our bodies can make a big difference and can be encourage in Counselling space.
This is a space where journey towards becoming true self begins.