What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy involves talking to another person, who is experienced and has done an in depth training to work with psychological difficulties. The aim is to gain some understanding of the problems you are facing, and move towards finding ways of coping better or bring about changes. A trusting relationship between the therapist and the client is very important for the therapy to succeed.
What’s it good for?
Psychotherapy can be helpful in cases where the problems the person is experiencing have built up over years, and are affecting different parts of the person’s life (as opposed to more common everyday problems or life crisis).
Psychotherapy is recommended for the following symptoms:
Make an Appointment
If you feel that Psychotherapy is for you and want to book a session please call 0208 549 8000. You can also check our Therapists own pages for their individual availability.
More about Psychotherapy
Some problems psychotherapy can help with are:
Stress, Anxiety, panic attacks and Phobias
Extreme mood swings
Lack of confidence
Relationships difficulties (or the inability to have relationships)
Eating disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia, Overeating)
Self – harm behaviour
Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Internet, Sex, ..)
Psychotherapists can work with a wide range of clients, and can offer more in-depth work when appropriate. Depending on the nature of the problem, the therapy can be short or long term.
What can I expect?
After a telephone conversation, you will be offered an initial consultation that normally lasts 50 minutes. This session is an opportunity for you to discuss in more detail with the therapist what brings you to the therapy at this point in time, and whether he or she can help you. You will talk about some of the practicalities such as frequency, fee, number of sessions possibly needed for example. All enquiries and consultations are treated in the strictest of confidence.