The Humanistic Integrative approach considers the person as a whole – body, mind and spirit. Rather than focussing on one specific theoretical model it encompasses a range of creative theories that each makes a valuable contribution in understanding the individual as a whole. This eclectic approach enables the counsellor to understand the complexities of the clinical situation. Therapy includes the client’s internal world as well as their experience within family and the socio-cultural context. Through the integration of theory, research and practice humanistic integrative counselling helps improve well-being, alleviate distress in crisis and maladjustment in order to increase well being and a highly functioning life.