Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an effective time limited treatment for depression.
It is based on the idea that the symptoms of depression have multiple causes, usually associated with something going on in a person’s life and more specifically, due to difficulties within relationships.
IPT works on the understanding that the quality of interpersonal relationships can cause, maintain or protect against depression.
The main aims of IPT are to reduce the symptoms of depression and to improve the quality of relationships.
Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic-based treatments are evidence-based forms of therapy which can effectively treat emotional problems and a wide range of mental health conditions such as depression, complex trauma, eating disorders and anxiety.
This kind of therapy addresses underlying issues and causes, often from your past, which may be concerning you, or affecting your relationships with others.
In your sessions you will be encouraged to talk freely and to look more deeply into your problems and worries.
It differs from many other talking therapies in that it aims to address the foundation and formation of psychological processes. In this way, it seeks to reduce symptoms and improves peoples lives.