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Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy is a structured, time-limited therapy that typically works intensely on established interpersonal issues. The time-limited or 'brief' aspect of IPT therapy means that this type of therapy will always have an end date (around 12-16 sessions is considered the norm) and will focus on just a couple of key issues. For this reason, this therapy is best suited to those with identifiable problems.

At Working Minds, the first few sessions of interpersonal therapy are typically used as a means of assessment - allowing our therapist to gain a better understanding of what is concerning you and what you hope to gain from the therapy. Together with your therapist you will then have the opportunity to identify any interpersonal issues you want to address and rank them in order of importance. It will then be a case of working through the key issues raised.

The next few sessions will look to address these concerns in order to understand them better, learn how to adjust and apply these adjustments outside of your therapy sessions. To help this process our team will offer support in a number of ways, including the following:

  • clarification of your issues
  • communication analysis
  • supportive listening.

In contrast to other more open-ended, introspective therapies, IPT therapy looks to focus entirely at the identified issues. This ensures optimum results in minimal time.

Towards the end of your therapy sessions, you and your therapist may choose to discuss termination issues brought up by the impending termination of your therapy. This is also an ideal time to hone and apply the skills you have learnt to ensure you can cope efficiently once your therapy is over.

References

  • Counselling Directory, ‘What is Interpersonal Therapy’, (2020, August 21)

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Why Choose Us For Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

We are unique in the way that we provide personal, individual attention and care to each of our clients. We are flexible and can often arrange for you to have your therapy face to face, via telephone, or video links such as zoom. We try to work around your schedule as best as we can and for what suits you best to ensure your maximum progression and attention in sessions. Our services will go the extra mile to bond and build rapport to get the most effective and positive outcome.

Therapy is not only a job, but also, a passion that we provide 100% to each individual client. Our team is well equipped with assessments, materials, and knowledge to ensure that each session is useful. We provide advice and set targets so you can develop and improve even outside your time with the therapist.

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