1st Edition

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy A Textbook

By Basia Spalek, Mark Spalek Copyright 2019
    206 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Textbook is an engaging and comprehensive guide to integrative counselling, providing an explanation of the theoretical ideas underpinning person-centred, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and hypnotherapeutic modalities.

    Divided in two major sections, this book first provides a detailed exploration of the key integrative concepts - presence, emotional and psychological processing, attachment, thinking, and the unconscious – and then practically applies these concepts to the issues commonly brought by clients to therapy.

    With the help of case studies, exercises and chapter questions, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy will be essential reading for students on integrative counselling and psychotherapy courses and for integrative practitioners.

    Introduction  1. Presence for Mental Health and Wellbeing; an integrative approach  2. Processing Emotional and Psychological Distress Integratively  3. Attachment as an Integrative Concept  4. Thinking, through an Integrative Therapeutic Lens  5. Working Integratively with our Unconscious and Conscious Minds  6. Working Integratively with Bereavement and Loss  7. Working Integratively with Anxiety  8. Working Integratively with Depression  9. Working Integratively with Relationships  10. Working Integratively with Shame and Guilt Conclusion


    Basia Spalek is a Visiting Professor in Conflict Transformation at the University of Derby. She is also a BACP accredited counsellor, working within the student counselling services at the University of Leicester, with also her own private practice.

    Mark Spalek is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Brief Solution Focussed Therapist. He is also a Lecturer in Music Technology at Leicester College and De Montfort University.