Psychotherapist London

Are you looking for psychotherapist in London? If you are, this short article might help you with your search.

Sometimes it is very helpful to speak to a trained professional when you have a problem. I am speaking of a trained psychotherapist. A psychotherapist has been trained to listen. He or she will only say something when (s)he feels that it is necessary. This is actually a very difficult task when you think about it. When there is a gap in the monologue—in the free association—the psychotherapist has to ask himself a number of important questions. For example: is the comment (s)he is about to make going to be helpful? Is the comment caring? Does it take into consideration my clients feelings? Will this comment provoke a reaction? Is the timing of this reaction—be it positive or negative—about right in the course of the treatment or in the course of this particular session? Or, is there a gap in the monologue because the client is about to say something really important and therefore (s) he should not be interrupted? All these questions are important. During therapy the psychotherapist, while analysing and listening very carefully, is working out how strategically to help the client. Perhaps, this is not the client’s concern—certainly at first—but it is important to speak to somebody who is impartial and who, unlike a friend or member of the family, will not bring in material or feelings that relate to themselves. Psychotherapy is very powerful for that reason, and the support you get from your psychotherapist has an immediate effect on your well being.

If you are looking for a psychotherapist in London, it is important that you choose the right one—that is to say, the right psychotherapist for you. This can be a daunting task. Do I choose a Freudian psychotherapist, an independent psychotherapist, an Adlerian psychotherapist, a Kleinian psychotherapist or a Jungian psychologist. In essence, your question can be answered once you meet your therapist, and is comes down to whether you like him (or her) or not. Go to meet the psychotherapist. Do not sign any documentation or make a verbal agreement. See whether you trust him or her before you make a commitment.

David Kraft, at 10 Harley Street, points out that, ‘if you are not in control of your psychotherapy, you can’t be in control of your life’. The first stage of gaining control of your life is to set your own goals in the psychotherapy.

Which psychological disorders are psychotherapists trained to treat?
Psychotherapists work with clients with all sorts of psychological disorders, and some who just need support at a difficult time in their life.

Here is a list of some of the problems that respond to psychotherapy treatment:

Eating Disorders (Bulimia and Anorexia)

Grief

Psychosomatic Pain

Anxiety

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Depression

Anger

Sexual Dysfunction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Panic Attacks

Alcoholism

Migraines

Performance Anxiety

Phobias (including arachnophobia, snake phobia, flying phobia, driving phobia etc.)

Social Anxiety

Agoraphobia

Speech Problems

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How do I book the psychotherapy session?

One used to have to go to one’s GP, in order to get a letter of referral. Nowadays, one can simply ring up the specialist and book an appointment. For a consultation session, phone 020 7467 8564, now.

Where are the psychotherapy sessions held and how long do they last?

London Psychotherapy is based at 10 Harley Street in London, W1. The initial consultation is one hour, but further sessions are fifty minutes.

 

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