Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

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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.

A Recent Testimonial

“I began having therapy because I had been struggling with anxiety over a number of years.  It had got to the point where I was agoraphobic, tearful and fearful of many everyday situations.  Walking down the road to the shops or going for a five minute drive filled me with dread.  Eventually I reached the point where I knew I had to do something.  Deciding to have therapy with Dr Gray is one of the most important decisions I have ever made.  Her care, professionalism and insightfulness really have changed my life.  I’d recommend therapy to anyone who feels they’re struggling – and the truth is we all do struggle in some way.  I used to believe having therapy was a sign of weakness.  Now I think it’s just sensible, like taking exercise or having your car serviced.  It keeps things running smoothly so that when life gets tough you can cope and when life is good you can enjoy it fully”.
Annabelle - Islington

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.

More Reading on this Subject

For more information, see The Counselling Directory – Interpersonal Therapy

Recommended Books:

Comprehensive Guide To Interpersonal Psychotherapy by Myrna M. Weissman


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