Integrative Psychotherapy is a fairly recent therapeutic approach aiming at bringing different models into interaction to result in a new, selfsustaining model, broader than each of its constituting elements.
The idea behind the integrational approach is that every human in unique in its experience of him of herself, and the world around them. Integrational psychotherapy does away with the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach which some more traditional schools of thougth defend.
My training in Conceptual Interaction (CI), a model built on the integrative approach, consists of capturing human nature and its symptoms from an intrapsychic (your inner world) as well as from an interpsychic (the relations between people) point of view and takes into account biological, mental and social influences. Its roots go back to humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology and systemic theory and it is nurtured by Jungian analytical psychology, Gestalt-therapy, client centered, psychodrama, psychosynthesis, bio-energetics, NLP and the contextual approach.
CI fields the polarity between the universality of human problems and the uniqueness of every human being. It pays attention to human processes and to their existential and spiritual dimension. CI integrates experiential elements with systemic ones, a physical approach with conversational therapy.
CI is not only an important therapeutic instrument for clients with an outspoken question for help. It is also suitable for people who search for personal growth, transformation and competence in relations. It offers a possibility of getting to know oneself in all one’s dimensions and of restoring connection on different levels.
The centre of attention within CI is the uniqueness of both client and therapist. Together they examine and determine the goal of therapy and the most suitable ways of achieving it. The nature of the client and of his bid for assistance determine the track. In an interactive, creative process client and therapist co-operate to integrate more possibilities and choices into the client’s life. Creating space and confidence is a fundamental attitude of the CI-therapist.