What is Interpersonal Psychotherapy? IPT is one of the most effective treatments for depression! IPT was discovered in the 1970s when they invented a counselling treatment to compare to anti-depressants. By surprise they found that IPT was equally effective and just as quick as medication for the average person with depression. In Australia, Medicare provides subsidised counselling for depression and IPT is one of the preferred treatments called a “focused psychological strategy”. Often psychologists will provide counselling like IPT for 6-12 sessions and if counselling is not effective then we will suggest clients return to the referring GP and seek advice on medication options. Trail and error often finds that either counselling or medication or both will be the best solution. If you would like IPT please ask when you visit. I can provide IPT counselling supervision to health professionals and psychotherapists if needed.