An Integrative Therapist


Els van Ooijen is a Relational Integrative Therapist. She draws on relational/intersubjective - psychodynamic approaches as well as humanistic and mindfulness-based therapies (third wave CBT approaches). Els attaches particular importance to an authentic and mindful way of being in her interactions with clients.  In this video she demonstrates her practice and talks about the way in which these theories inform the way she works.

The DVD consists of a 55 minute unscripted session in which the client - in 
reality a colleague of Els’s - works with real material, two short debrief sessions with the counsellor and client and a 19 minute interview with Mike Simmons in which Els talks about the way in which she works.

It provides a rare opportunity to see a real counselling session, unscripted, unplanned, just as it happened, and comes with an accompanying booklet of further reflections on the session.

Dr Els van Ooijen is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, BACP accredited counsellor, and supervisor in private practice. Her books include (with Ariana Faris) ‘Integrative Psychotherapy a Relational Approach’ (Sage) and  Clinical Supervision made Easy (PCSS Books). Els is also a visiting lecturer to the Diploma/MA in Consultative Supervision at the University of South Wales.
Norma James is a supervisor, a BACP registered accredited counsellor and a counselling trainer.
Mike Simmons is a BACP Fellow, and has been involved in counselling training for more than 25 years.

Edited and Produced by Mike Simmons
Running Time 1 hour 26 minutes
With accompanying booklet
For ease of navigation chapter markers have been inserted at five minute intervals