Integrative Counselling is a counselling which uses several branches of psychology together in a holistic and integrative manner to help people.
There are several branches of psychology- developmental, behavioural, clinical, social, etc. Each one focuses on one area, meaning that counselling based on social psychology alone or developmental psychology alone will miss important causes and effects.
What integrative counselling does is to use the different branches of psychology to create a cohesive model for counselling that takes into consideration all the different branches of psychology meaning that it is both more accurate and can deal with a wider range of people.
Integrative Counsellors can work on issues such as: Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Breakdown, Lack of Motivation, Grief, Loss, Self Harm, Betrayal, Abuse and Personal Growth. They work at all times under the BACP code of ethics.
The counselling itself can take many forms, including: