One of the "talking therapies", psychotherapy when carried out by a qualified, experienced psychotherapist, has the potential to help with psychological problems, resulting from stress, trauma, bereavement, relationship breakdown or other causes.
Psychotherapy is usually conducted face-to-face between between therapist and patient. For a more detailed explanation of the therapeutic process and range of specialised areas, see Wikipedia's page on pyschotherapy. Confidentiality and integrity is paramount, due to the sensitive nature of patient discussions and the potential vulnerabilities involved. It is recommended that anyone seeking psychotherapy look for therapists who are registered with professional bodies such as the BACP or UKCP. These therapists will be bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice demanded by these professional bodies.
Psychotherapists listed below may use one or more of the following kinds of techniques: analytical, behavioural and cognitive, experiential, humanistic or integrative. Some therapists may also use hypnotherapy.
If you are based outside London, our main psychotherapy page may be more useful to you, or try our counselling page. For more London based therapists see our extended listing of psychotherapists in London here.