Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy | E therapy

Humanistic integrative psychotherapy

This therapy uses the ideas from transactional analysis, person-centred, hypnosis, psychodrama. encounter, existential and gestalt models.

The underlying assumption within this therapy is that human beings have the ability to choose and autonomy to shift perspectives, behaviours and how they feel about past events to allow them to lead fruitful lives and meet their potential. This therapy tends to be experiential, experimental, and working cooperatively to stretch paradigms and thus provides room to grow and be more holistic.

The therapist uses a number of intervention techniques from humanistic models to enable the client. This means together they will identify what the client wants to focus upon during the first session and the therapist will use the most appropriate way of working that enables the client in this.

The therapist does not consider his/herself to be the expert on the client’s life and will work in a way that builds client autonomy. So if a client does not feel comfortable with using the empty-chair technique, then the therapist would respect the former’s wishes and try another technique.

Like all humanistic therapies this one states that the relationship is the most important aspect of the work so healing can occur. The other factor in the work is the ‘here-and-now’ and responding to each nuance the client is expressing.

The important understanding of humanistic therapy is that the client is healing themselves as part of the work as the process continues outside of the therapy room.

This therapy is suitable for all ages.