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Psychotherapy in London

Harley Therapy™ provides accredited and highly experienced in Harley Street, Canary Wharf, London Bridge, the City and worldwide via SKYPE. We can help with a wide range of issues within a safe and confidential environment.

What is psychotherapy?

The term 'psychotherapy' is used to describe a range of talking therapies. You share what is worrying you, and are listened to in a way that helps you understand yourself and your situation better.

The aim of psychotherapy is to help you deal more effectively with your past and present challenges and make decisions for your future that enhance your wellbeing. 

Therapy sessions can be done as an individual, a couple, or as a family or group.

The currently popular forms include:

Integrative psychotherapy (a blend of approaches)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) 
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Existential psychotherapy
Schema therapy

Is psychotherapy the same as counselling? 

The terms are used interchangeably in the UK, and a person with a psychotherapy certification may, for example, call themselves a counsellor. Although it can be said that psychotherapy is the more likely of the two to be long-term and in-depth, the real difference is simply your therapist's chosen training. For more information read our article on psychotherapy vs counselling

Who can benefit from psychotherapy?

You do not have to be having a crisis to benefit from psychotherapy. Anyone who wants to understand themselves and their life will take value attending sessions.

Psychotherapy is not, however, a quick fix. So to benefit from therapy you must be committed to yourself and the process.

What issues can psychotherapy deal with? 

Psychotherapy is useful for any life challenge or issue, including relationships, family problems, work issues, addictions, and just feeling overwhelmed with depression or anxiety.

If you are are interested in seeing what psychotherapy treatments have proven effective for certain issues, you can read our information about evidenced-based guidelines.

Your psychotherapist

Being able to trust and get along with your therapist is now proven to predict the effectiveness of your therapy. All of the psychotherapists at Harley Therapy™ have a minimum of five years professional experience compassionately supporting clients. We are committed to creating the highest standard of therapy available.

What happens in a psychotherapy session? 

Sessions are generally held at the same time and place each week and last around 50 minutes. Your psychotherapist will give you their full attention and encourage you to talk about and explore your feelings and thoughts about yourself, your relationships, your past, and what you are presently finding challenging in life.

Your therapist will not judge you or tell you what to do, but will simply work to understand you and then ask useful questions that help you explore things further.

It's possible your sessions might also include useful techniques such as mindfulness or visualisation, depending on the type of therapy you choose.

Psychotherapy at Harley Therapy™, London

Our psychotherapists are hand-selected for their skill, compassion and expertise, and they consistently receive excellent feedback. You can call confidentially today to see how they can help you, or book online now for an assessment.  

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