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Interpersonal psychotherapy

What is interpersonal psychotherapy?

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) can help you tackle the symptoms of depression and anxiety and support you to improve the way you communicate and relate to others.

What is IPT good for?

If you’re going through difficult life changes such as separation, loss, illness or bereavement, it’s easy to feel isolated and even in conflict with others. You might feel guilty and blame yourself for things that have happened in your life. Your Thinkaction mental health practitioner will help you discover effective ways of coping with negative thoughts.

IPT can help you to improve:

  • Low mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Poor concentration
  • Low energy

How does IPT work?

A typical IPT course will last between 12 and 16 sessions. IPT mainly focuses on the present – the ‘here and now’ rather than the past. Your sessions will encourage you to set goals for yourself.

At the end of the course, your Thinkaction mental health practitioner will help you look to the future and think about how you will deal with any further problems and challenges.

When life gets too much we can help get you through

Call us on 0300 012 0012.
Ask your GP to refer you.
Text TALK to 82085.

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