Integrative Counselling

Integrative counselling means drawing on and blending specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as those practising integrative counselling do not believe that only one approach works for each client in all situations.


Integrative psychotherapy is an attempt to combine concepts and counseling interventions from more than one theoretical psychotherapy approach. It is not a particular combination of counseling theories, but rather it consists of a framework for developing an integration of theories that you find most appealing and useful for working with clients.

According to Norcross (2005):

“Psychotherapy integration is characterized by dissatisfaction with single-school approaches and a concomitant desire to look across school boundaries to see what can be learned from other ways of conducting psychotherapy. The ultimate outcome of doing so is to enhance the efficacy, efficiency, and applicability of psychotherapy. “