All people are equal, yet we are also one-of-a-kind. Therefore, not one particular form of therapy or method is suitable, nor should be used for each and every client. Integrative psychotherapy combines various forms of therapy in order to create a custom made treatment program for you, the client, based on your individual needs.
The aim of integrative psychotherapy is to activate the healthy components within your personality in order for you to discover what you need to make self-governed decisions, solve your own issues and reach your full potential. My role as the therapist is to guide and support you through this process.
During the therapy process we will focus on your current situation, how you are coping at present and what you want to accomplish. You are not required to discuss the past, unless you feel that this would be helpful towards understanding your situation better in order to reach your goals.
After establishing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, we will explore your inner resources and how they relate to your thoughts, feelings and actions. From there you will be able make new choices and achieve your therapy goals.
You are unique, therefore you will progress at your own pace. The average length of treatment varies from 5-30 sessions. Appointments are usually held weekly or once every two weeks.
A few examples of the methods used are:
• Client-centered therapy
• Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
• Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
• Voice Dialogue
Integrative psychotherapy can be helpful for, among other issues:
• Adjusting to life in Holland
• Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
• Overcoming anxiety/depression
• Increasing self-esteem
• Learning stress-management skills
• Working through grief/trauma
• Changing learned behavioral/emotional habits
• Coping with physical problems and/or limitations
• Developing personal awareness