Types of Therapy

Types of Therapy

In the UK there are some resources available to service users that provide information on what’s involved in some of the most commonly used forms of psychotherapy. These are; 

Psychodynamic Therapy: What skills can service users expect their therapists to have? (available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/CORE/Psychodynamic_Competences/Service_User_Version.pdf

Counselling for Depression: What skills can service users expect their therapists to have? (available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/Coun%20for%20depression%20service%20user%20info.pdf

Cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with depression and anxiety: What skills can service users expect their therapists to have? (available at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/CORE/CBT_Competences/CBTSU_Leaflet.pdf 

Humanistic psychological therapies: What skills can service users expect

their therapists to have? (available from: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/CORE/Humanistic_Competences/service_users.pdf 

‘Systemic therapies: The skills service users can expect their therapists to have’

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clinical-psychology/CORE/Systemic_Competences/systemic_for_service_users.pdf 

Counselling – ‘It’s good to talk’ - http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/what-is-therapy

MIND – Making sense of talking treatments http://www.mind.org.uk/mental_health_a-z/7972_talking_treatments

The NHS provides a useful guide: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/types-of-therapy.aspx