What is Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy?
I am a registered psychotherapist, under the Humanistic and Integrative College, within the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists.
This is their description of HIPC practitioners.
Humanistic integrative psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, soul and spirit to come together as a whole.
Both the client and the psychotherapist are actively engaged in shaping the processes of assessing the client’s problems or issues, working out what will happen in therapy and evaluating the outcomes.
Humanistic and integrative psychotherapists believe in their client’s ability to take responsibility for themselves and their choices, and their capacity to fulfil their talents. The psychotherapist works with the client to realise these potentials.
Humanistic and integrative psychotherapists take into consideration how the external world affects the client, and will explore the significance of social, cultural and political experience.
Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy is available in a range of settings in the public, private and voluntary sectors and benefits individuals, couples, children, families, groups and organisations.
My Humanistic and Integrative Training.
I began my training with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I transferred to Metanoia (based in London). Both establishments offered something different and met what I was seeking at that time in my life.
For me personally, I found the change from an MA course to an MSc brought different challenges but the accreditation through Metanoia and Middlesex University allows me the opportunity to work professionally outside the UK.
The training was vigorous and as a requirement,I was in therapy throughout my training years for which it is a requirement. This allows the practitioner to have a better understanding of their own issues which may impact professional work with clients.
I have practised both within the NHS and privately. My private practice has been run successfully in conjunction with my NHS work until I decided to move into full-time private practice.
As a therapist, I have a requirement to have ongoing supervision, which I do monthly. This is important to ensure that my work with clients is of a high standard and I maintain ethical standards. You will never be named in supervision but I may share professional issues relating to my work.I abide by all professional body codes of ethics including: