Integrative Therapy

Integrative Therapy

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Integrative Therapy can help people with a number of emotional and psychological problems including, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-Harm and Stress.

How It Works?

Integrative therapy describes an approach to therapy that combines different therapeutic techniques to create an individualised treatment programme.  Instead of using an off-the-shelf protocol, integrative therapists use the principles of a variety of different therapies to tailor an approach that is specific to an individual patient’s needs.

A Recent Testimonial

“I began having therapy because I had been struggling with anxiety over a number of years.  It had got to the point where I was agoraphobic, tearful and fearful of many everyday situations.  Walking down the road to the shops or going for a five minute drive filled me with dread.  Eventually I reached the point where I knew I had to do something.  Deciding to have therapy with Dr Gray is one of the most important decisions I have ever made.  Her care, professionalism and insightfulness really have changed my life.  I’d recommend therapy to anyone who feels they’re struggling – and the truth is we all do struggle in some way.  I used to believe having therapy was a sign of weakness.  Now I think it’s just sensible, like taking exercise or having your car serviced.  It keeps things running smoothly so that when life gets tough you can cope and when life is good you can enjoy it fully”.
Annabelle - Islington

What Does the Research Say?

Research into the use of Integrative Therapy, including CBT, has found a significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression in some populations.  A recent study testing the combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with strategies addressing interpersonal issues and emotional avoidance found that an integrative approach significantly reduced symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in participants.  In addition, research has found some support for psychotherapy that integrates other effective therapies as well as behavioural patterns related to promoting good psychological health in combating symptoms of depression.  Further empirical research is needed to fully establish the utility of an integrative approach to therapy.

Further Reading

For more information, see The Counselling Directory – Integrative Therapy

Recommended Books:

Integrative Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques by Maria Gilbert

Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out a contact form.

Locations

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Psychologists

All of our Psychologists offer Integrative Therapy, click here to view the team.