What is Psychotherapy?



Psychotherapy is an intervention that allows safe exploration of worries, behaviours, and thoughts that leave you feeling anxious, confused or upset. Over a number of sessions, and at your own pace, you are invited to share the way you feel about other people, yourself or particular situations. The therapist will be your trusted companion who will 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 immediate and long-term issues. The trust you build with your therapist is based on their non-judgemental attitude, and will empower you to reflect on fundamental questions related to your situation. Your therapist will encourage you to uncover how you are really feeling and to identify specific ways of thinking, as well as behavioural patterns, when coping with difficulties.

Psychotherapy London - There are many schools of psychotherapy in London, each placing emphasis on different areas of a person's mental state. Having been trained in the most effective psychotherapy modalities, the type of therapy I will recommend to you will depend on the unique issues you are currently dealing with.

Therapy sessions typically take place at my London psychotherapy practice at least once a week for several months, or longer. 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 in comparison to shorter-term treatments.
Psychotherapy is used to address a range of conditions, including:
• Depression
• Anxiety disorders
• Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Eating disorders
• Substance misuse
• Emotional problems
• Abuse
Psychotherapy will allow you to find new ways of analysing and dealing with emotional problems, helping you gain a greater understanding of your self, your values and your life goals.

FEES


Individual therapy

£90

Email Consultation

£45

Couples & Family therapy

£120

Home Visit

£150

Skype/FaceTime
therapy

£90

Cognitive behavioural therapy

(CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term therapy offered at my London Private Psychotherapy Practice designed to help you examine the origins and patterns of present difficulties, by experimentally exploring how our thoughts affect our behaviour and feelings. CBT is widely recommended as the best psychotherapy by the NHS. It is a quick approach to identifying and challenging unhelpful thinking and behaviours that may be causing personal difficulties. CBT’s goal is changing the way you feel. Therapy simultaneously works on breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts, and teaching skills to overcome these.

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Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

(Psychodynamic therapy)

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a long-term therapy that helps to understand and resolve long-standing problems by increasing your awareness of the inner world and the impact of early relationships on your current life. This therapy explores how the unconscious mind influences thoughts and behaviour in order to facilitate deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development, thereby reducing distress. This approach is suitable for people who experience a loss of meaning in their lives, or would like to discover more about themselves.

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Systemic psychotherapy

(Family and couple therapy)

Systemic psychotherapy is a short-term therapy offered at my London practice based in Pimlico, and is based on working with families or couples, as well as individuals struggling with relationship difficulties. The intervention is designed to facilitate communication and change. Systemic therapy views family as a system, and aims to explore patterns of interaction and how each person affects the other, in a non-blaming environment. This therapy allows members of the family to understand each other’s needs, as well as being listened to by other family members.

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