Integrative Counselling

Updated: July 23, 2022

You may have heard about integrative therapy or counselling.  In a nutshell, what works for one person may not work for another.  So integrative therapy integrates more than one therapeutic approach, or framework in order to tailor therapy for individual needs.

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What Is Integrative Counselling?

Just as each person is different, so too are their needs, and this is perhaps most true when it comes to our therapeutic needs.

An integrative therapist will be trained in more than one psychological approach or modality which means they are able to suggest what they deem the most useful for a particular client, or utilise multiple ways of working, making therapy almost as unique as the client themselves. 

An integrative therapist will usually mainly practice one or two models, and have good working knowledge of one or two additional approaches.  This can be incredibly useful for clients who require different approaches at different times in therapy, or for different problems and goals.  

About Integrative Therapy At Phinity Therapy

At Phinity almost all of our therapists have an integrative approach.  This means that you may experience some Person-Centred Therapy (PTC) which is experiential and based in the here-and-now.  PCT views you and your therapist as equals, rather than as expert-client because your therapist is the expert in respect of their training, and you are the expert of you.  PTC aims to help individuals actualise, and move toward their full potential.  Your therapist will be empathic, honest, and accepting of you. 


Alongside this approach, our therapists may draw on psychodynamic psychotherapy.  This means that at times the focus will not be in the here-and-now, but rather on the then-and-there, the past.  This may help you to understand the origin of some of your present patterns and problems.  This brings about self-awareness and because there is a focus on the subconscious, that is the part of you that is normally inaccessible to your conscious mind, you can achieve insight and understanding, which can help you to change what is not serving you, or come to resolution and move toward healing. 


Your Phinity therapist may also integrate some techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can help you take a pragmatic approach to problems, in the present.  The focus is on identifying your thoughts, bodily and emotional feelings, and behaviours, to notice what is going on in an explicit way and understand what can be altered for helpful change.  Your therapist may use just two approaches, or all three, or may draw on other modalities they’re trained in.  We recommend weekly therapy at the same time and on the same day each week.

Benefits Of Integrative Counselling

  • Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy helps by taking a unique approach, tailored to your individual needs


  • Work on your therapeutic goals in various ways, to establish the root cause of your issues


  • Clients find this kind of flexibility beneficial, for example you can focus on present practical issues but also have the space to talk about your past, to unpack issues that hinder you in the present.  You may wish to discuss your future aspirations and what you hope to achieve; this allows you and your therapist to develop and plan strategies toward your desired outcome


  • Access to a professional who is trained in multiple approaches


  • Unblock your potential by uncovering the cause of your issues


  • Learn to develop healthier behavioural patterns, ones that bring real results to improve your quality of life


  • Gain satisfaction by seeing results rather than being stuck in the same place year in, year out


  • Gain clarity about your problems and become content with your life


  • If a particular approach is not suiting you, you can change it


  • A multiple-pronged approach toward improving mental health

What Issues Can Integrative Counselling Help With?

Just some of the issues that can be worked on:








  • Emotional Difficulties

Does Phinity Therapy Provide Integrative Psychotherapy Near Me?

We offer Integrative Psychotherapy in Birmingham. Phinity Therapy also serve other cities and countries through our network of qualified therapists.  Online therapy is also available, catering for those who cannot reach our clinic or have busy schedules.


Make a commitment to taking control and living the life you want and deserve. Start by booking your Free Initial Consultation Today and speak to one of our friendly principal therapists about your concerns and desired goals.


You can alternatively fill in our contact form located on our About Us page, or give us a call.


*Due to limited time slot availability caused by high demand, we now offer only one Free Initial Consultation for prospective clients, further conversations are charged at our normal rate.

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