How Psychotherapy works

A qualified psychotherapist offers a safe space where you can

  • Express your feelings
  • Gain a deeper insight into the issues and problems you face

Psychotherapy sessions are confidential where you can feel secure to talk about things which you might not be able to discuss with anyone else. Psychotherapy is effective for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

The service aims to:

  • help you find better ways to cope
  • to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing

Psychotherapy sessions can be

  • one-to-one
  • include a partner or family members
  • in a group


Psychotherapists are required to engage in extensive personal psychotherapy during their training which is up to seven years duration. Psychotherapists usually have a first degree followed by a professional, highly specialised, theoretical and clinical training which includes research methodology and continuous professional development. The EAP promotes the recognition of common standards of training throughout Europe, and will ensure their mobility across member states.