Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships. IPT concentrates on the connection between your personal relationships and your mental wellbeing. For example, IPT recognises that depression and anxiety may be linked to a negative change in one’s interpersonal environment, such as bereavement, conflict or the ending of a relationship. It could also be due to a change in career or a physical illness. IPT will focus on your inner thoughts, how to solve problems and disputes and learn to cope with difficult emotions and interactions with others.

Who it can benefit:

IPT is particularly beneficial for people suffering from depression. It is also useful for those with substance misuse issues, as well as their loved ones. It is also helpful for those recovering from addiction.

How I will apply it to work with you

IPT is a structured, time-limited approach. It will typically take place over 12 to 16 weeks. In the initial phase, I will help you identify the issues you are facing and the interpersonal context in which they are taking place. You will explore patterns in relationships and evaluate your current connections with others. You will then work through a focus for IPT therapy and identify strategies to deal with problem areas.

Get in touch

Do any, all, or some of the above therapeutic approaches resonate with you? Can you see yourself in some of the issues described? Do you feel that one, or a combination of, the therapies will be of benefit to you? Or do you simply want to learn more? If so, get in touch for a friendly and empathetic conversation so we can explore how to get started.