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Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

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What is interpersonal therapy (IPT)?

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (also known as IPT) is a structured, time-limited therapy that focuses on working to understand  what is underpinning your current episode of depression.  It helps explore a wide range of depressive symptoms and how these impact your relating to others. This therapy concentrates on your current episode of depression to understand what has triggered this and what maintains it.

What issues can IPT help with?

  • Low mood
  • Depression

What are the benefits of interpersonal therapy?

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) offers various benefits that can improve an individual’s mental health and well-being. One of the primary benefits of IPT is symptom relief and  has been shown to effectively alleviate symptoms of depression which can be wide ranging and unique to the individual. By addressing the underlying interpersonal difficulties/issues individuals can experience a reduction in their symptoms and an improvement in their overall mental health

However, it’s important to note that the benefits of IPT may vary depending on an individual’s specific circumstances and the nature of their mental health issues. Therefore, it’s crucial to discuss the potential benefits and limitations of IPT with a mental health professional to determine if it’s the right approach for your needs.

How is IPT delivered?

In our Nottinghamshire Interpersonal therapy service you will meet with a fully trained /qualified therapist over a number of sessions, either in person, telephone or video link to accommodate your needs.

The treatment is structured over three distinct phases- early, middle and end. You  will collaboratively work with your therapist to explore and understand potential triggers for your depression which may include any significant life changing event, complicated grief, managing disharmony or conflict in your life or issues relating to initiating or sustaining effective means of relating to others

Upon agreeing a focus for therapy this will then be tailored towards your goals. You will be working to develop insight, understanding and strategies to manage the depression and move towards recovery through reducing depressive symptoms and improving interpersonal functioning. This  may  involve developing a greater sense of self awareness, managing emotions more effectively, learning new ways of communicating and coping with situations and events.

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