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Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT is a treatment for depression in adults, adolescents, and pre-adolescents recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

This therapy is based on the idea that depression responds to and influences what happens in our relationships. Just as relationship difficulties can lower our mood, so meaningful and supportive relationships can help us to feel better.

We offer Interpersonal Psychotherapy Treatment for Adolescents and Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy. We also have several training options for professionals.

What is IPT?



  • Defeating Depression

    Defeating Depression

    This ground-breaking new self-help book is based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), a therapeutic approach being adopted by the government's nationwide Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The author, Dr Roslyn Law, is one of the UK's leading authorities on IPT.

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  • Defeating Teenage Depression

    Defeating Teenage Depression

    This practical guide uses techniques based on Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) which has been used to help children and young people with depression around the world. IPT-A helps you to develop your own story of what is happening in your life so that you can understand your depression and how to get out of it.

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