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.

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 yourself, your values and your life goals.


Individual therapy


Email Consultation


Couples & Family therapy


Home Visit




Cognitive behavioural therapy


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 the London Private Practice, 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 understand each other’s needs, as well as being listened to by a family member.

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