Centre for Personal & Professional Development

What is Humanistic Integrative Counselling?

Humanistic Integrative Counselling recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It acknowledges that different clients have different needs and believes that no one single approach is sufficient. Humanistic Integrative Counselling is inspired by a range of creative theories which encompasses the contributions of Humanistic and Existential Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Psychology.

The Humanistic Integrative Approach recognises that the quality of the therapeutic relationship, rather than any one particular theoretical orientation, is the most important aspect of successful therapeutic work. Thinking, sensing, feeling and intuiting are all given emphasis within the framework of the relationship. The model aims to help counsellors understand the complexities of the clinical situation, which includes not only the clients’ internal world, but also their experiences within the wider family and socio-cultural context.

Humanistic Integrative Counselling is an approach that systematically considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

CPPD aims to develop professional counsellors through a coherent and cohesive training in a range of disciplines. The training has a clear vocational focus and seeks to develop students’ abilities to use counselling in a wide variety of work settings. It aims to produce self-reflective practitioners, who ask questions of themselves and engage in constant learning, both personally and professionally.

Our courses are designed for those who wish to develop their relationship and interpersonal skills. If you are new to the field of counselling and are considering a professional training in counselling, or if you are already working with people using counselling skills and would like to develop these skills further, these courses will be of interest to you.

Our training prepares students as professional counsellors for subsequent individual accreditation with the BACP or the Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP).