Integrative therapy blends elements from many different therapies (e.g. Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Behavioural) so the sessions are tailored to your specific needs and concerns rather than being a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. It aims to create a healthy alliance between mind and body and will be particularly helpful if you are looking to overcome repetitive patterns that aren’t working for you anymore. It treats a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse, body image issues, relationship issues, panic disorders and low self-esteem. Unlike CBT, this isn’t a ‘quick fix’ type of therapy and is much less directive so the amount of sessions you’ll need depends on your issues and goals. What you can expect from your counsellor is the support needed to gain greater self-awareness and insight as well as the encouragement to try out new and more positive ways of being so you can move beyond self-defeating thoughts and behaviours.