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What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is one of the most popular forms of talk therapy in the UK. Used for individual therapy as well as couples therapy and family therapy, it is traditionally a more long-term form of psychotherapy. Psychodynamic therapy is also a popular school of psychotherapeutic thought drawn from by integrative therapists. What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?...

What is Existential Psychotherapy?

When existential therapy came into being it was rather revolutionary, in that it believes in finding ways to improve wellbeing not by looking to psychology or to medicine, but to philosophy. What is existential psychotherapy? It is a talk therapy that recognises that the meaning and purpose we feel in life is hugely important to...

What is Schema Therapy, and Can It Help You Break Your Patterns?

A relatively new kind of psychotherapy, schema therapy was originally designed to help those who had personality disorders or found that other forms of psychotherapy just weren’t working for them. But its focus on understanding what drives our ways of being has also been found to help with depression, relationship problems, and general self-awareness. What...

What is Logotherapy?

“Don’t worry, be happy!” chants the well-known pop song. But faced with a world where unemployment, bereavement and ill health can hit anyone at any time, and the media presents us with one global tragedy after another, this can seem nigh on impossible. Should we try harder to have a positive mindset? Be more relentless...

What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?

As its name implies, Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) brings together theories and practises from both cognitive therapies and psychoanalytic approaches. A time-limited therapy, it is usually offered in courses of between 16 and 24 weekly sessions. The aim of Cognitive analytic therapy is to be an integration of useful, focused techniques that are quickly effective...