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What are the different types of therapy?

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Clinical psychologist Catherine Atnas describes the three main types of talking therapies: psychodynamic psychotherapies, more structured approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and open counselling sessions. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

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There are lots of different kinds of talking therapies. Some talking therapies would fall under an umbrella term that’s called psychodynamic psychotherapies, which typically people might think of Freud as an example of that. Those kinds of therapies tend to be focussed more on the relationship we have with ourselves and with other people based on our earliest relationships with our caregivers. Other therapies include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a very structured and focussed therapy that looks at the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and very much focuses on problems of experience currently. So it doesn’t really look at the past so much, although it might make links to this. Then there are also other kinds of talking therapies, like counselling. Counselling is a kind of an open supportive space that you might go to in order to talk about things that might have slightly different models attached to it, therapeutic models attached to it. But those are the three kind of main types of talking therapies.

Dr Catherine Atnas

Dr Catherine Atnas

19 June 2022

"Dr Catherine Atnas is a Clinical Psychologist with considerable experience working in primary and secondary care settings, as well as working within acute mental health settings within the NHS."

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Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced consultant psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.

Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.

Dr Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.

She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.