female psychotherapist listening to three patients during group psychotherapy

Seeing through the confusion


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It can be hard to know which kind of therapy in London would be most effective for your needs and what you can expect from therapy in general.

Some people want to explore their problems by talking about them, some people want to learn methods of understanding and lessening difficulties such as anxiety, whilst others want to improve the relationship with their partner. These are some of the reasons why people engage in therapy and having a brief understanding of what you can expect from the most common forms of psychotherapy can be helpful.

There are also many other therapies in London aside from those listed below and we can help you find a suitable therapist in London.

Common styles of therapy in London

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Systemic Therapies and Interpersonal Therapies


These forms of psychotherapy look at how structures of two or more people can cause distress and what can be done in order to address the problems such interpersonal dynamics can create. Many therapists in London have had to deal with relationship issues resulting from the COVID pandemic.

Psychoanalytic Therapies

Forms of therapy that look at the motivations for behaviour, thoughts, and distress by analyzing things such as the subconscious. Many London based therapists that focus on psychoanalysis believe past experiences to be mainly responsible for current sufferings.

man leaning during psychoanalytic therapy
male counsellor and patient during cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapies


Forms of psychotherapy that try to understand how things such as behaviours, emotions, and thoughts influence the maintenance and development of problems. Techniques and methods are then used to provide an improvement.