What sort of Psychotherapy?

There are many forms of Psychological Therapy and finding the right one for you can feel like a daunting task. Although most therapies have a common history, the range of different therapies is considerable and new variants are emerging all the time.

There is evidence for most of the main forms of Psychotherapy, whether it is psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, family therapy, etc. Research shows that one of the key factors that makes a difference is the relationship someone develops with their therapist. However, it is also important to make sure that your therapist has had a suitable training and is currently registered with one of the main regulatory bodies (BPC; UKCP; BACP; or HCPC).  An initial clinical consultation can often be a useful way to find out more and start on the path to getting help or support and many therapists will offer this.

If you want more information about the different therapies or access to the online registers, you may find a number of the links on the Useful Links page a helpful starting point.