Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A)

Who we help

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) is a treatment for young people with depression, which looks at the relationships around the young person. IPT‐A helps the young person to make sense of the difficulties they are experiencing and to understand how their relationships with other people contributed to how they feel. 

How we help

IPT-A is usually offered over 12-16 sessions. Parents or carers will be invited to 3 additional sessions, which the young person might also want to join.

The therapist will speak to the young person about their symptoms, what is happening in their relationships week-by-week, and how they feel. They will also encourage the young person to sign up their own personal 'recovery team.' The therapist will also support the young person in making positive changes. This might involve help with getting back into routines that have been more difficult since the depressive symptoms started.

For all enquiries and referrals to IPT-A to please contact Laura, Clinical Intake Coordinator;

Email:  referrals@annafreud.org

Telephone: +44(0)207 443 2261

To find out more about IPT-A please click here.