Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Who is Interpersonal Psychotherapy for?

Interpersonal Psychotherapy, often referred to as IPT, can help people with a number of emotional and psychological problems including, Anxiety, Depression & Low Mood, Eating Disorders, Relationship Problems, Bereavement and Life Changes.

How Does Interpersonal Psychotherapy Work?

IPT focuses on how we interact in our relationships. It aims to reduce psychological distress by improving the way we interact with others and enabling us to get our needs met in our relationships. Therapists work with their patients to understand their current and past relationships and any interpersonal difficulties. They then teach patients a range of techniques in order to tackles these difficulties and facilitate a resolution.

“When I lost my baby and was told that I am unlikely to ever be able to conceive again I felt as though I lost a huge part of who I was. I spent my days feeling empty and numb. My friends and family tried to help but nothing they did could ease the pain in my heart. Eventually, my cousin recommended I try talking to someone from The British CBT & Counselling Service. Listening to her recommendation was the best choice I have ever made. Thank you so much for making me feel whole again.”

SARAH, London

What the Research into IPT says

Research has shown that IPT significantly improves symptoms of major depression. Additionally, there is some evidence that IPT can offer some protection against the development of post-natal depression.

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All of our Therapists offer Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

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