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Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

What is Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)?

This type of talking therapy helps to look at why you might be feeling sad or depressed about past and current relationships with family, friends and partners.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) can help you work with a fully trained therapist to understand why past relationships have broken down and why you might be feeling lonely, sad or depressed.

You’ll discuss with your therapists your feelings on conflict, how you deal with adjustments in life that might affect your relationships and how you can best start and maintain healthy relationships too.

Your therapist will give you practical tools to help you manage these feelings in the future too.

Why Would I Want Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)?

No one’s relationship is perfect – we all have times when things aren’t going too well with friends, family or partners.

Interpersonal therapy will be helpful to you if you’re seeing an ongoing pattern in your relationships breaking down.

How is This Therapy Delivered?

You’ll meet with a fully trained therapist in several sessions, delivered either face to face, over the phone or via our digital talking therapies:

  • An initial phase – which helps you focus on what causes you to feel depressed in relationships
  • A middle phase – which uses information from the initial phase and looks at a specific area of concern with your relationships to work on. These could include how to deal with conflict, dealing with grief or difficulty starting new relationships.
  • An ending phase – you’ll work with your therapist on practical ways to enable you to cope and manage relationships in the future.

We offer this therapy across Kent and Medway Including face to face, over the phone, via an online video call, using a digital app or webinar.

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