What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an intervention that allows safe exploration of worries, behaviours, and thoughts which leave you feeling anxious, confused or upset. Over a number of sessions, in your own time, you are invited to share the way you feel towards other people, yourself, or certain situations. The therapist will be your trusted companion who can guide you as you explore the sources of your issues. Depending on your goals, it may be necessary to go beyond the initial problem and identify any underlying causes, so you can permanently resolve both long term and immediate difficulties. The trust you build with your therapist is based on non-judgemental attitude, and will empower you to reflect on deep questions related to your situation. A therapist will encourage you to uncover how you are really feeling and to identify specific ways of thinking, as well as your behaviour patterns of coping with difficulties.
There are many schools of psychotherapy in London, placing emphasis on different areas of a person's mental life. Having been trained in the most effective psychotherapy modalities, the type of therapy recommended to you will depend on the unique issues you are currently dealing with. Therapy sessions will typically take place at my London psychotherapy practice at least once a week for several months, or sometimes years. The length of the treatment will depend on the severity of the problem. If you have long-standing or complicated issues, longer term interventions tend to have better permanent outcomes when compared with shorter-term treatments.
• Anxiety disorders
• Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Eating disorders
• Substance misuse
• Emotional problems
Psychotherapy will allow you to find new ways of analysing and dealing with emotional problems, helping you gain a greater understanding of yourself, your values and your life goals.