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What is integrative psychotherapy?

Integrative psychotherapy combines various theoretical perspectives to support you to find greater understanding of difficult experiences. I work from a psychodynamic perspective. This means that I attach importance not only to current experiences and ways of relating, but also to how these dynamics may be linked to earlier experiences - understanding the underlying nature of the behaviour and emotions which are causing difficulty or distress can help to relieve suffering and open up the possibility for change.


I also draw on existential theories to explore how your perceptions of self and of the world shape your experience and your ability to live a fulfilling life in the present. This way of working can aid the development of self awareness, foster a sense of meaning and purpose in your life in the midst of very bleak or anxiety-provoking experiences and, in a practical sense, enable you to make something of them.