Interpersonal therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is based on the principle that there is a relationship between the way people communicate and interact with others and their mental health.

How does interpersonal therapy (IPT) treatment help?

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) supports patients in managing difficulties such as anxiety, panic, depression, loneliness and despair, being troubled or disturbed with relationships at home, work, college or in their social life, and also people who are dealing with loss either through bereavement or life changes.

By exploring patterns and experiences in relationships and identifying and understanding problem areas, an individual can determine ways to resolve the difficulties causing them mental distress.

The emphasis on building relationships and improving communication can help people understand how they are seen, how they impact on others, increase trust and self-confidence and create the basis for a more positive and balanced state of mental health.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) at Nightingale Hospital London

At Nightingale Hospital interpersonal therapy treatment can be accessed in an individual or group setting as part of an outpatient, day patient or inpatient programme. To understand the most suitable for your needs and personal circumstances our team would welcome your call.

We have a number of Interpersonal therapy (IPT) therapists here in London with a breadth of experience to match your individual situation. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Is IPT treatment right for you?

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is NICE approved for the treatment of depression and other mental health conditions listed below. The expected outcomes are reduction or elimination of symptoms, improved interpersonal functioning and a greater understanding of the presenting symptoms and ways to prevent their recurrence. In the case of depression, a person will have been educated about the nature of depression; what it looks like for him or her; and the interpersonal triggers of a depressive episode. A person will leave therapy with strategies for minimising triggers and resolving future depressive episodes more effectively. Although IPT treatment focuses on the present it can also improve an individual’s future through increased awareness of preventive measures and strengthened coping skills. Commitment, motivation and individual responsibility is the key to success.

If IPT doesn’t sound right for you please remember there are other talking treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. Also, for severe mental health conditions you may find it hard to address distressing feelings and a Consultant Psychiatrist may suggest medication in addition to IPT or another form of therapy. If you need advice on IPT or an IPT therapist we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make. Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.

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