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PSYCHOTHERAPIES

There are different approaches to psychological therapy and all, regardless of the particular philosophy, aim to help people overcome emotional and behavioural problems. Some approaches, such as psychodynamic therapy, focus extensively on early life events. Other approaches, such as counseling, don't seek to actively help people change but rather, offer them support and an opportunity to talk.

Although some people find these and other approaches helpful, contemporary research suggests that the two most effective psychological approaches, to the most common problems such as depression and anxiety, are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), also known as interpersonal relationship therapy. Both these approaches have been found to be very effective, and usually require no more than about 10 sessions with an appropriately trained and qualified psychologist.

We have more information on the different types of psychotherapies available below:


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