Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as evidence-based effective psychological . It focuses on the reciprocal interaction between the symptoms of depression and relationships, which may precipitate and maintain depression.

How long does Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) take?

A course of IPT typically lasts for 16 sessions but may be delivered between 12-20 sessions as required.

A focal area for therapy is required from the following potential areas:

  • Role transition
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Complicated grief
  • Longstanding difficulties developing and maintaining relationships

 

The goals of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) are to:                                                                                                        

  • Reduce the symptoms of depression
  • To improve the quality of the client’s social and interpersonal functioning

IPT has also been adapted for use with clients with bulimia and bipolar disorder.

 

Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner

Dr Heather Langham is an Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner

 

Dr Heather Langham is an Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner and is pleased to offer initial consultations to consider suitability for this therapy.

Contact Dr Heather Langham

 

 

 

 

For further information about IPT:

Please read this Interpersonal Psychotherapy Leaflet developed by University College London:

An IPT self-help book is “Defeating Depression – How to use the people in your life to open the door to recovery” by Roslyn Law.


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