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Other Psychological Approaches

In addition to CBT, we offer:

 

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) – understanding current problems in terms of early relationships and experiences, developing awareness of how these patterns arise in the present and identifying new ways of managing them.
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) similar to CAT, DIT looks to understand repeated patterns of behaviour rather than concentrating on a specific symptom or problem. It is a brief form of psychodynamic therapy.
  • Systemic – focuses on people’s difficulties in the context of their relationships, families, social and cultural values. They identify strengths and resources which enabled coping in the past and help you to identify patterns in their social networks.
Who do we see?

We’re here to help if you’re aged 18 and over and are experiencing difficulties with anxiety or with depression. You also need to be registered with a GP in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea or Borough of Westminster wards of Queens Park or Paddington.

How can we help?

We have a range of psychological therapies and support ready to help you if you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or worried.

 

What are the sessions like?

Therapy sessions will differ in terms of setting. We offer, depending on type of therapy, the following:

Individual therapy with a therapist.

Group therapy where a number of people (usually up to 8) meet together with one or two therapists.

Couple therapy where couples – whether married or not – meet together with a therapist(s) to work on their relationship difficulties (which may include sexual difficulties).

Family therapy where you and family members or other significant people meet with therapists.

The length of a session varies according to the type of therapy you have.

 

Can it help me?

Different approaches suit different people and even different problems in the same person. When considering what will help, we will make a decision with you for therapy based on your preference, NICE guidelines and research evidence. All the therapies we offer have been shown to be effective to treat a variety of problems.

 

Who provides these other psychological therapies?

These approaches are offered by therapists who have received appropriate training in the models of therapy being offered. Many of us are qualified psychologists and have training in a variety of therapeutic models and have also gone on to do further training in specific models of therapy afterwards. We are often accredited with relevant bodies associated with the specific therapy we offer and are registered with professional organisations such as the British Psychological Society (BPS) and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).