There are four approaches in psychotherapy: psychodynamic, behavioural, humanistic and systemic. I am integrative: I believe that each of the four holds a partial truth. My integrative approach implies, in practice, adapting the therapy to the person, and not the person to the therapy

My practice is evidence-based [1]. If clinical research has demonstrated something, in the last five decades, it is that the therapeutic relationship [2], adapted to the patient [3], is more important than the model of intervention. My priority, therefore, is to provide you with a calm and secure environment in which you can feel understood and accepted. Adapting my practice, at the same time, to your situation, aim and personality.

In clinical practice, I integrate the existential-humanistic approach (especially person-centred therapy) and the contextual-behavioural approach (especially acceptance and commitment therapy) from a transtheoretical and pluralistic perspective [4] [5].

 

Contextual-behavioural approach

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a branch of the behavioural approach, a mindfulness-based intervention closely related to cognitive behavioural therapy, that integrates mindfulness and acceptance strategies with values-based commitment in order to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is task-focused, with each session centred on one or two strategies, and usually delivered as a short intervention. The system was developed by Dr Steven Hayes and his colleagues at the University of Nevada based on decades of scientific development.

 

Existential-humanistic approach

Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)

Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), a branch of the humanistic approach closely related to other phenomenological therapies, is non-authoritative psychotherapy focused on three processes (congruence, empathy and acceptance) that facilitate the person's growth (or actualising tendency). PCT is exploration-focused, with each session centred on the therapist supporting the client's process of self-discovery, and usually delivered as a mid-to-long intervention. The system, the first psychotherapy in being scientifically researched, was developed by Dr Carl Rogers and his colleagues at the University of Chicago.