Integrative Therapy

Integrative Therapy & Psychotherapy in Surrey with Kevin Rymill


Skills and Training

An integrative therapist uses a wide variety of skills from different therapeutic models.By using these skills and my experience; the therapeutic treatment is then tailored to your indvidual needs. I have been trained in a wide range of different counselling methods, including:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A hugely effective therapeutic method that addresses the negative thought patterns that usually underlie stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. CBT has been adapted to be effective with depression anxiety, phobias and many other common conditions.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour therapy is based on CBT however the focus is on learning to deal with very intense emotions and accepting who you are.

‘Dialectical’ means the synthesis of opposites and how both can be true at the same time. It is possible to accept onself while also working on change orientated strategies.

DBT was first found to be very effective with borderline personality disorder ‘BPD’. It has now been adapted for any difficulty that involves dealing with intense emotions.

Clients find it gives them a clear structure for understanding and learning to deal with Anger Management issues.

Psychodynamic Counselling

This therapy is derived from psychoanaylisis and the work of Freud, Jung, Adler and there followers. It focusses on the relationship we have with ourselves and others. It is a way of understanding the powerful role of the unconscious that we developed in childhood. It explores  the powerful defences that can hold us back from achieving our full potential. It is particularly suited for people that want to gain insight into why they think and behave in certain ways. Change occurs by becoming more aware of our instincts and feelings so that we ultimately have more control over our actions and responses.


Stands for “eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing”. It is a powerful tool many psychotherapists now use to help their clients to generate change. EMDR was originally developed to help with long-standing cases of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Where other therapies had failed EMDR frequently generated change within a couple of sessions. The therapy involves producing rapid left to right/right to left eye movements at the same time as being directed to focuss on a sequence of thoughts or feelings following very precise, tried and tested protocols.

Stress Management

A multi-modal cognitive-behavioural approach to the nature of stress, it’s management and prevention.

 Assertiveness and Communication Skills

Understanding how we can communicate to maximise our outcomes and maintain our self-respect. All of us at times can benefit from practicing to express our needs. These skills are particularly important to learn for people that have difficulties with anger or those that feel abused and frustrated in relationships and won’t ask for what they want.

Solution Focused Therapy

How to create positive thinking strategies – focusing on the solution rather than the problem can often open the door to change.


A model based on simple meditation practices. This model helps us become aware of the our thoughts and feelings and to stand back and observe how we are effected by them. It is useful for stress and anxiety. There is increasing evidence it helps prevent relapse for people who have suffered from depression.


Modern Clinical Hypnotherapy is an integrative field of practice.This means that the best elements of most other forms of therapy have been intergrated into Clinical Hypnotherapy. It is a highly effective therapy and will often produce rapid and long lasting positive changes for the client.

How I Work

Depending on your needs, time-scale and personality it may be that you want to focus on a particular issue and you are willing to work hard on specific goals. That is fine. A lot can be achieved with short-term counselling (6-16 sessions). It may be that you want some time and space to explore an issue, or a range of issues, in greater depth. That also is fine. Longer- term counselling would suit you best. Perhaps you don’t even know what you want, but talking about it will clarify where you are.That’s fine too!
We can explore your needs in the first session. I see my task as actively listening to your issues and concerns and then facilitating the most effective way forward, using your own skills and resources.

I believe passionately that you have the power to get back on top of your life. Please contact me directly if you require further information about integrative therapy.

Together we work out the way.