Therapy and Therapists

Thinking about therapy can be confusing. There are many models of therapy and many different types of therapists to choose from.

This page is to demystify therapy and explain the process and the language of therapy. Doing so will help you understand the difference and choose the correct type of therapy and therapist for you.

Talking therapy

Talking therapy, also known as psychological therapy, is the name given to the different models of therapy that can help you feel better without needing medication.

Models of therapy I am trained in

My doctoral training included

Person-centred models of therapy

Psychodynamic models of therapy

Integrative models


man lying on couch talking to therapist on a screen with Dr Elaine Ryan logo

Types of therapists

There are many different types of therapists, and choosing between them can be difficult.

Read more on the different types of therapists.