• Psycotherapy

  • Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders.

  • How psychotherapy works

    One of the key objectives of psychotherapy is to help you gain a better understanding of the issues that are troubling you.

    It can help you work out new ways of approaching situations that you find difficult, as well as suggesting new methods to help you cope.

    Developing a trusting relationship with your psychotherapist is very important and will help you be able to talk about long-standing problems. However, this can take time.

    Depending on the type of psychotherapy you have and the reason you're having it, your treatment may need to last several months or, in some cases, years.

  • What is psychotherapy used to treat?

    Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including: 

    • depression 
    • anxiety disorders 
    • borderline personality disorder (BPD)  
    • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)  
    • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
    • long-term illnesses
    • eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating
    • drug misuse

    People with significant emotional problems may also benefit from psychotherapy, including people dealing with stress, bereavement, divorce, redundancy, or relationship problems