Holistic Counselling is an Integrated Approach

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One of the most unique forms of counselling available today is known as holistic counselling. This type of counselling focuses on the person in their whole experience. The treatment approach considers both the psychological as well as the physiological and views the body, mind and spirit as an interconnected whole. The goal of holistic counselling is to empower the individual seeking treatment to discover their own inner wisdom and find a healing capacity within themselves. In addition, the holistic counselling journey supports the individual to find significant personal growth and self-discovery.

Holistic counselling is an integrated approach that incorporates a wide variety of theoretical understandings and treatment modalities, tailored to meet the individual’s world view, goals in therapy and their natural modes of expression.

Methods of Treatment

For some clients for whom symbolism is a powerful source of understanding and there is perhaps a deep dilemma, dream analysis or art therapy can be profoundly informative approaches to therapy. 

Based on the work of Carl Jung and subsequent theorists, dream analysis considers our dreams as windows to our subconscious.  When working with dreams, the therapist supports the client to find safety in connecting with the essence of their dreams and how this understanding applies to the client’s life today.

Whilst art therapy also taps into the subconscious, it is a mode of therapy that uses creativity to support the healing process.  Utilizing different mediums, ranging from clay, paint, crayon to craft activities and the like, art therapy can support enormous growth and recovery on a multitude of levels.  Differing from traditional art, art therapy brings emphasis to the process of creating rather than the end product, and is often used with children as well as adult seeking counselling support.

For other clients, who are seeking clarity around how to address an immediate stress in their lives, short-term solutions focused therapy can be very appropriate.  This approach to the therapy, invites clients to makes sense of the issues they are facing and then further helps them to develop strategies and solutions to address these struggles.

In contrast, mindfulness based approaches to therapy such as wholebody focusing oriented therapy, invites deeply grounded present moment awareness to the whole of a client’s experience.  Wholebody focusing oriented therapy can be incredibly beneficial, particularly for individuals who are struggling with - overwhelming emotions, physical pain, relationships difficulties, or deep uncertainty in their lives.   

Holistic counseling offers a variety of integrated treatment methods for individuals who are seeking counseling services.  Anxiety, depression, relationship stress, grief and the processing of trauma are just a few of the reasons why individuals may seek an holistic approach to counselling.

Tailored to meet your world view, your therapeutic goals and your natural modes of expression, our highly experienced holistic therapists can assist you with your counselling treatment needs. 

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Please contact The Grove Counselling & Therapy on 03-9532-4567 or Book ONLINE for your holistic counselling treatment needs today.


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