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The online home of Somerset based Integrative Counsellor David Trott MBACP Dip couns.

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 Somerset Counselling Listens To Individuals and Businesses

SomersetCounselling.org is a free online information service provided by Somerset based Integrative Counsellor David Trott MBACP Dip couns. On this web site you can access counselling and psychotherapy articles and blogs. You can also contact David should you wish to book a counselling and psychotherapy appointment.

David provides Integrative Counselling, Employee Assistance Programs and Psychotherapy in the heart of Somerset and the South West of England.

David is a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works strictly within their ethical framework.

As a fully qualified Integrative counsellor, David can adapt the therapy on offer, to best meet the individual needs of the client or group. David has a specific focus on integrative counselling, psychotherapy, the integrative counselling model and the integrative counselling approach.

Somerset Counselling: What is Integrative Counselling?

When we look into the world of counselling and psychotherapy the buzzword these days appears to be `Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy`. The phrase is tossed into conversations and the written word like the bread thrown to the ducks in the park. But what exactly is Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy and how does it work?

We all know that there are many different approaches (or methods) to counselling and psychotherapy which are built on a wide range of ideas and theories. These include Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Behavioural (CBT), Humanistic (Person Centred) Psychosynthesis and Existential.

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Somerset Counselling: What’s it all about, Sigmund?

While Psychotherapy has had a relatively short history of a hundred years or so, the role of the psychotherapist reaches back through the murky mists of time to the earliest days of human existence, where we picture early man engaged in that age old endeavour of attempting to make whole the soul or inner being. Villagers who felt confused or worried about something would make the short journey through the mud and smoke to visit the wise-woman of the village to seek counsel and be helped to make a sensible decision based on the personal knowledge and life experience of the elder.

This situation remained largely unchained through the centuries until Sigmund Freud (1856 -1939) arrived on the scene. Freud was born into a Jewish family, firstly becoming a medical doctor but then quickly moving into Psychology. For most of his life he lived and worked in Vienna, Austria where he founded a system of Psychology which he called Psychoanalysis in 1896.

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