Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT is an evidence-based, highly structured, and time-limited form of psychotherapy (talk therapy) designed to treat mood disorders and depressive symptoms. The main focus of IPT is to enhance the quality of social functioning and interpersonal relationships to improve mood. IPT pays particular attention to four key areas and provides strategies to resolve difficulties within them.

Book My Free Consultation

What Is Interpersonal Psychotherapy?

IPT strategies concentrate on four problematic relational areas: grief, interpersonal role disputes, role transitions, and interpersonal deficits. IPT therapy aims to help individuals communicate better with others and focus on difficulties that contribute to depression, or other mood disorders.


There are various ways in which interpersonal communication occurs, these are verbal, listening, written, and non-verbal communication. IPT attempts to help individuals change challenging interpersonal behaviours that might be contributing to their distress. IPT is derived from psychodynamic therapy, however it is not considered a psychodynamic therapy, rather it takes an explicit biopsychosocial focus.

About Interpersonal Therapy At Phinity Therapy

IPT therapy sessions can include various techniques, for example role-playing. This helps individuals notice and adjust the way they relate to others and their world.


Our IPT therapists will want to help you to understand the most important relational problems for you, so you can be supported toward the changes that will benefit, highlighting the adaptive element of IPT.


IPT is time-limited (acutely, lasting between 8 -16 sessions). IPT focuses on three phases: beginning, middle, and end. IPT can also be used in a maintenance form, lasting up to three years. We recommend sessions occur weekly, on the same day and time each week.

Benefits Of Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Time limited therapy


  • Maximise your relationships with other people


  • Evidence-based treatment for people with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems


  • Adaptive and strategic


  • Useful for insight into your difficulties and self and relationships


  • Structured form of therapy with clear focus for therapy and goals


  • Learn to communicate better and improve mood


  • Confront challenging feelings and work through them safely for long term benefit

What Issues Can Interpersonal Therapy Help With?

IPT therapy typically deals on how we engage with others in various environments, but it is not limited to just dealing with depression.


  • Relationship Issues – This can be in diverse settings some of which include work, school, family, partner or marital. Conflict surfaces when outcomes are different to expectations and can cause stress and worry.


  • Grief – Part and parcel of life. Loss of a loved one is devastating, with this comes grief, sometimes it maybe delayed, but if you find yourself “stuck”, you do not have to be alone and can process it with an experienced therapist as they work with you.




  • Midlife Crisis

Does Phinity Therapy Provide Interpersonal Therapy Near Me?

We offer Interpersonal Therapy in Birmingham. Phinity Therapy also serve other cities and countries through our network of qualified therapists.  Online therapy is also available, catering for those who cannot reach our clinic or have busy schedules.


Make a commitment to taking control and living the life you want and deserve. Start by booking your Free Initial Consultation Today and speak to one of our friendly principal therapists about your concerns and desired goals.


You can alternatively fill in our contact form located on our About Us page, or give us a call.


*Due to limited time slot availability caused by high demand, we now offer only one Free Initial Consultation for prospective clients, further conversations are charged at our normal rate.

Mental Health Issues

We are proud to connect you with highly experienced practitioners who can help with almost any psychological issue.

See All


Clients' Common Questions

Latest Blogs


Latest Videos

Book Your Free Consultation