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Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) is a form of therapy where a patient is observed and analysed as they talk about themselves. The therapist aids the patient to process emotional blockages so they can live a life free of previous habits and emotional patterns that no longer serve them.

This research backed therapy is commonly used to help patients who are looking to alleviate feelings of distress or anxiety. The experience can differ a little from traditional therapy and is not seen as a short-term solution, but rather a therapy that can last for months or longer. Many patients will have tried other types of therapy, feeling that they haven’t made much progress.

Many people consider ISTDP as a form of therapy when they are dealing with various issues. Some patients are unable to find a solution or diagnosis for medically unexplained persistent physical issues, such as problems with digestion and unexplained aches and pains. Debilitating anxiety, or depression is another common complaint for some patients, and there are other patients who are dealing with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) problems such as tremors, paralysis and weakness in limbs or difficulty swallowing.

Sessions will be with Marilyn Gulland, trained over three years in this proven model of therapy, she is engaged in further advanced training in this area.

Appointments are available for adults only. An initial consultation lasts for 2 hours and follow up appointments are 60 minutes.

If you think ISTDP could benefit you, please enquire, or book a session.

Marilyn Gulland
Psychotherapist
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