Interpersonal Development

At Addcounsel, we understand just how challenging it can be to live with a mental health disorder or addiction. Your condition can have a negative effect on relationships, impacting personal and work life. Humans are social beings and family-based, platonic, or romantic relationships are a significant enriching part of life providing vital social interaction. However, relationships are incredibly complex and the way we deal with them can have a significant impact on our mental well-being.

Interpersonal development can provide you with guidance and support in dealing with challenges with certain relationships you have in your life. This primarily focuses on the way your relationships affect you and how mental health challenges can affect your relationships. This is done by examining your role in these relationships and taking responsibility for making changes yourself in order to enhance the relationship. The focus is shifted from trying to change the other person’s behaviour to examining how you can influence the relationship through personal development. Helping with a wide range of concerns, the therapy has been recommended for depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Here at Addcounsel, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach and place great importance on focusing on treating the ‘whole person’. Whatever the disorder or condition you’re wishing to seek treatment for, our expert team will work with you to help you heal and grow from the inside out, focusing on nurturing your physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

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How Interpersonal Development Works

Interpersonal development counsellors understand the inextricable link between mental health conditions and relationships. Relationship problems can cause or contribute to mental health issues, and simultaneously mental health issues can put strain on relationships, further worsening mental and social wellbeing. Interrupting this cycle and maintaining healthy, stable relationships is essential to overall health and wellbeing.

Interpersonal development will begin with an assessment, where the counsellor will seek to gain a better understanding of what is causing problems and what you would like to work towards.

Your counsellor will support you in identifying any interpersonal issues you are facing and would like to address. These may be overarching issues that have appeared in multiple relationships or a specific scenario that you are struggling with.
During the next few sessions, the counsellor will work with you to address these concerns in order to understand them better, assessing underlying reasons for the problem. You will learn how to make adjustments and apply these adjustments outside of your therapy sessions.

How Interpersonal Development Can Help You

Interpersonal development can help with a range of personal situations and can work as a form of life coaching, helping you become the best version of yourself and reach your full potential.

Interpersonal disputes

Family, social, marital, school, or workplace disputes often arise from differing expectations of situations or circumstances. If ongoing and causing significant distress, these conflicts are worth addressing in therapy. Having an outside perspective on the dispute and working through the intricacies of the conflict and how they are linked to your relationship allows space for reflection and change.

Role transitions

Changes in circumstance including getting married or divorced, becoming a parent, changing roles at work, or retiring can cause significant stress. These changes can be experienced as a loss of the role or person that you had or were, leading to depression or anxiety. Not knowing how to deal with these changes or transitions can also worsen underlying issues.


It is natural to experience feelings of grief and loss if a loved one passes away. However, if grief is delayed, distorted, or you experience other symptoms such as insomnia and fatigue, it may be something you wish to discuss during therapy.

Interpersonal deficits

If you experience difficulty maintaining good quality relationships, or have a poor relationship with a sibling, or lack of friends, interpersonal therapy can help you identify your interpersonal deficits and offer ways of resolving them.

This can include addressing any feelings of inadequacy you may hold, which may be causing you difficulty with expressing emotions or preventing you from communicating effectively. Dealing with these insecurities or areas of vulnerability in a safe, private, and comfortable setting is essential. That’s why we are committed to a person-centred ‘one client at a time’ approach.

Unequalled Privacy and Luxury

Personal growth and healing isn’t easy; it requires a great deal of honesty, reflection, and vulnerability. In addition to providing you with expert therapists, at Addcounsel we ensure all aspects of your stay with us are relaxing. You will feel safe and ready to address the complexity of distressing or stressful conflicts.

At Addcounsel, we are committed to finding the best treatment plan for your individual needs. Our expertly-trained team draws on a world-leading selection of treatment modalities to deliver the best program for your needs.

Our clinic is located in Mayfair, fusing luxury accommodation with science-backed treatment approaches that ensure you are in the best environment for long-term recovery and healing. For more information, contact us today at +44 (0)203 709 3968 or email us at for an in-depth look at treatment and what you can expect in the admissions process.

Frequently asked questions

If you have tried to stop a behaviour or habit and cannot, despite the negative impact it is having on your life then it is likely that you may need clinical intervention. Additionally, if a mental health condition is affecting the quality of your life then we can also help you.
If in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Addcounsel are the only luxury treatment centre in London who offer a network of 80 specialists on a one-to-one basis to their clients. We pride ourselves on focussing on clinical excellence, meaning that we are client focussed but results driven. We understand what it is to work with wealthy clients; we know that it is not always easy and we know how to treat the complex and unique challenges it can entail.
We carry out a thorough diagnosis with our team of expert medical and psychiatric practitioners; this enables us to not only know what the client’s immediate problem is but the underlying factors which may be affecting it. We use this to provide a bespoke holistic treatment program in which every single aspect of the client is looked after, from their physical to their mental health. We are well equipped to match both our clients therapeutic and lifestyle needs, and we provide ongoing care plans with the goal of enabling our clients to have long lasting and consistent recovery.

Our treatment programs are delivered on a case-by-case basis. Humans are all individuals, and at Addcounsel we recognise that. This is why our program is always tailored to the needs of the client as a person, rather than trying to apply a “one-size-fits-all” treatment model. However, some of the therapies our clients can expect to receive are:

  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Spiritual counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • RTMS
  • Somantic Experiencing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT
  • Positive psychology
  • Hypnotherapy

In short, no. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with high-profile individuals and as such we understand the value of complete privacy. The only way that someone will find out that you attended Addcounsel is if you choose to tell them.

Our treatment programs are bespoke, and as such they do not have to have a set finish date. If you decide that you need to extend your stay with us, then we will extend your stay as long as you want.
If you decide that you need additional help upon leaving treatment, we offer tailored aftercare plans which can be carried out all over the world. This means that at any point you can have a member of our team with you, wherever you decide to go.

Absolutely. At Addcounsel, we pride ourselves on minimal disruption to the lifestyles of our clients. We want them to feel at home and comfortable during their time with us, so your staff can either stay with you or we can accommodate them in one of our exclusive Central London properties. We do provide a chef, but you are of course welcome to bring your own.
Addcounsel is also able to provide house staff, butlers, and private security if our clients require it.

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Whether you’re worried about yourself or a loved one, our team would like to answer any questions you may have about treatment. Call our care team today to find out more about our treatment modalities and have all your questions answered