Integrated Psychotherapy simply means a combination of techniques that the therapist draws on, in the best service of the client.
Integrative Psychotherapy affirms the inherent value of each individual. It is a unifying therapy that responds to the person at the emotional, behavioral, thinking, and physiological levels of being, and also considers the spiritual dimension of life.
In my work I integrate my knowledge and training in CBT, Transactional Analysis, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness & Buddhist psychology.
The term "integrative" of Integrative Psychotherapy has a number of meanings. It refers to the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality. It reduces the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit all of us and enables us to re-engage with the world with fresh eyes. It is the process of making whole. Through integration, it becomes possible for people to face each moment openly and freshly without the protection of a pre-formed opinion, attitude, or expectation. Mindfulness is a key part of this way of being.
This is a 'talking therapy' and an active one. By this we mean there is a dialogue between therapist and client, with suggested action by the therapist to be taken by the client.