The West London Practice
West London Practice
The Basement
10 Earls Court Gardens
Earls Court
London SW5 0TD
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How therapy can help

Therapy can be helpful in supporting you through a difficult time in your life. You may be dealing with a short-term crisis or a complex long-term issue, or you may simply be feeling very stuck. Therapy can also help you learn more about yourself, especially those parts of your personality that are hard to understand and difficult to change.

Treatment consists of regular 50-minute sessions and is usually open-ended. This allows time to explore recurring patterns of behavior which may be repeated in the consulting room. There might be specific issues that are causing you distress, or you may be feeling unhappy without really knowing why. Psychodynamic therapy recognizes that problems in the present may have originated in early life experiences. Understanding this can provide the first step towards changes in perception, self-awareness and relationships. The aims of treatment are unique to each person but can include happier relationships, personal growth and a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.

Therapy can also be short-term and this usually consists of 12-16 sessions. In this case you and your therapist would agree on a focus and then work on this within a specific time frame. We can help you think through both these options.

You can use the Contact Form to get in touch or email one of our therapists direct, and they will think about your needs and how best to help you. We understand that a first step like this can feel difficult, but we are here to support you through the process.

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