Working with an individual therapist can help you achieve a deeper level of healing, customised to your needs. A clinician will work with you to establish a level of trust and together, you can delve into the root cause of addiction, mental health issues, and trauma. You’ll learn to manage your emotions and behaviours, process stress, and achieve goals outside of recovery.
Individual therapy helps you manage the deeply personal aspects of your story that you might be hesitant to share in a group setting. It can even enhance group therapy by letting you become more comfortable discussing your problems. You’ll learn new techniques that you can practice with others in group therapy, and you’ll be able to take what you learn from group sessions and process one-on-one with a therapist.
A COMBINED APPROACH FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
At APN London, both individual therapy sessions and therapy groups are available in our Harley Street Medical Area office. When you work one-on-one with a clinician, you’ll learn the skills you need to process complex emotions and get to the root of addiction, mental health issues, and trauma. Then, in group sessions, you’ll be able to practice these skills in a supportive environment with clinician guidance.
When comparing group and individual therapy, it’s essential to recognise that both treatments can work together as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Each treatment carries unique benefits that help people overcome mental health challenges and substance use disorders, and they work better together than either therapy does alone.
Scroll down for a full list of individual therapy modalities, or learn more about group therapy offerings here.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress of past trauma using bilateral stimulation that open the neural pathways for healing. EMDR pulls from other therapeutic techniques to help your brain understand that you are no longer experiencing an immediate threat. Clients who participate can move through trauma more quickly in comparison to other therapy techniques.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of treatment that aims to eliminate detrimental behaviours and negative thinking. When you change your thoughts, you can change the foundational relationship you have with yourself. From this place, you can show up as your true self and navigate past issues by challenging unhelpful behaviours, improving your emotional regulation, and solving problems with confidence.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a specialized therapy that incorporates spirituality, emotional intelligence, distress tolerance, and relationship skills. Using mindfulness, acceptance, and emotion regulation, DBT helps you lay a foundation of calm so that you can feel confident in navigating stressful scenarios. When you have the skills you need to cope effectively, you’re less likely to reach for detrimental coping mechanisms.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
If you have faced significant traumatic events OR repetitive small traumas, your past might frequently affect your present. At APN London, we offer targeted treatment for dysfunction caused by underlying trauma from childhood, family of origin, past relationships, and PTSD. Our trauma-focused therapy offerings include narrative exposure therapy (NET). These approaches can help you uncover underlying traumas, reprocess them, and teach you how to handle triggers and take away their power.UREQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice that’s been shown to be incredibly effective in helping people start living an addiction-free life. In motivational interviewing sessions, therapists work with clients to help them realize their own internal motivations – instead of telling a client why they “need” to change. This approach reframes the power dynamic by treating clients as equal partners within the therapeutic alliance.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
Therapy Related to Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)
Deep TMS is an effective, noninvasive treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, smoking addiction, and more. At APN London, we can pair dTMS sessions with concurrent therapy to help you better integrate the treatment and make more progress.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT ROOTED IN COMPASSION
Our therapists believe that everyone deserves healing. They’ll work to support you in your most vulnerable moments and build a professional relationship that lasts beyond treatment and well into recovery.
You shouldn’t have to choose between group therapy and individual therapy when it comes time to accept treatment. APN employs several types of individual and group therapy techniques in our treatment model.