A relational model of therapy – ie. the interaction between the practitioner and the client is central to the therapeutic process.
Most of the practitioners at Openings have been trained within a “Humanistic” tradition of belief in the individual’s innate ability to heal themselves, given an appropriate environment and supportive relationship to assist change.
Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapy and counselling bring together various therapeutic theories in an integrated way, centred on the whole person – body, feelings, mind and spirit.
Below are some of the therapeutic approaches practised by Openings Practitioners within this tradition:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Mindfulness
Biodynamic body therapy
Each of these is described in further detail in the adjacent section of the website