Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for methods used to help people change their behaviour and overcome issues in their lives.
There are several different approaches including cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal and other talking therapies. It can be conducted in groups or one-to-one and involves regular interaction between the client and the therapist.
Psychotherapy is scientifically proven to benefit a wide range of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and OCD.
As well as treating mental illness, psychotherapy can prevent depression in people reaching old age or struggling with long-term physical illness. It is also beneficial for people who have difficulty controlling their emotions.
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Which psychotherapy is best for me? The type of psychotherapy recommended depends on the problems of the patient. Psychotherapists tend to specialise in particular theoretical approaches as well as focusing on specific issues, for example depression or childhood trauma.
What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling? Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a long period of time and aims to address problems that have built up over a long period of time. Counselling is a shorter term process often for patients who are experiencing crises.
How long will the effects last? The effects of psychotherapy can last indefinitely or may need to be “topped up” with further treatment, depending on the needs of each patient. In general, the more long-term the issues the longer psychotherapy will take to have effect.