Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and addressing emotional problems that arise in the context of those relationships. It was first developed in the 1970s by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan, who believed that psychological problems often stem from difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

IPT is based on the premise that people who experience problems in their relationships with others are more likely to develop psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. The therapy aims to help individuals identify and address problems in their relationships, and develop more effective ways of communicating and interacting with others.

IPT typically involves 12-16 weekly sessions, during which the therapist works collaboratively with the individual to identify and address specific problems in their relationships. The therapist helps the individual to identify their emotional responses to different interpersonal situations, and to explore how those responses may be influenced by past experiences and relationships.

IPT is often used to treat depression and other mood disorders, as well as eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental health conditions. It has been found to be an effective treatment for depression, particularly when used in combination with medication.

Overall, IPT is a brief, focused, and structured form of psychotherapy that can help individuals improve their relationships and reduce their symptoms of depression and other emotional problems.

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If you are considering psychotherapy but do not know where to start, a free initial consultation is the perfect first step. It will allow you to explore your options, ask questions, and feel more confident about taking the first step towards your well-being.

It is a 30-minute, completely free meeting with a Mental Health specialist that does not obligate you to anything.

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Potential benefits of a free initial consultation

During this first session: potential clients have the chance to learn more about you and your approach before agreeing to work together.

Offering a free consultation will help you build trust with the client. It shows them that you want to give them a chance to make sure you are the right person to help them before they move forward. Additionally, you should also be confident that you can support your clients and that the client has problems that you can help them cope with. Also, you can avoid any ethical difficult situations about charging a client for a session in which you choose not to proceed based on fit.

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It's important to note that the initial consultation differs from a typical therapy session: