Individual Therapy

County Durham Therapists have all completed intensive training in one or more therapy.  An initial assessment will guide our recommendations and choice of psychological therapy for you.

The therapies that we can provide are:

Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a more in-depth form of therapy that explores the links between your past experiences and current difficulties.  It is most helpful for people who would like to understand the origins of their thoughts and feelings and would benefit from exploring their close relationships.  It is based on the understanding that how we think, feel and behave can be driven by unconscious conflicts and uses the therapeutic relationship as a way of helping memories and feelings to reach awareness.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

DIT is a short-term, semi-structured psychodynamic therapy aimed at people with milder depression and anxiety.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidenced based therapy that is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for a variety of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  It focuses on understanding the links between your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and, as a result, concentrates more on the here and now.  The aim of CBT is to help you develop skills to help you manage your difficulties, for example, re-evaluating negative thoughts and setting yourself daily targets.