Rather than talking to a friend or family member, sometimes an individual may want to talk to an external or neutral person. This is where therapists can help to support.
Talking Therapies refers to types of talking treatments where a person might seek to talk to a trained therapist.
This method of treatment is to allow the individual to talk to someone about their feelings and emotional concerns.
For example; you may have experienced a recent bereavement and wish to speak to someone about how you are feeling, or perhaps you are experiencing some mental health related concerns that you wish to talk about.
If you are interested in talking therapies or you feel that this type of treatment might help you with your current circumstance then you can talk to your GP or go online to locate services (see below).
To access or locate local psychological therapy services please visit the NHS site:
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Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
This type of therapy can help a whole range of people. For example; CBT can help those suffering with low mood, depression or anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, sleep issues, phobias, PTSD etc.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is built on the belief that a person’s feelings, actions and thoughts are all connected with one another and interlinked.
With CBT, feelings and emotions are talked about at sessions. The person seeking support will be introduced to the concept of breaking down overwhelming problems and looking at how positive changes might help reduce them. CBT tries to help the individual improve their daily state of mind, helping to support them in daily life when dealing with negative problems or concerns.
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Dialectic behaviour therapy (DBT) – to help people with intense emotions, and can help those with borderline personality disorder. Please visit the following website to find out more:
Psychodynamic therapies – focuses on your past experiences. Please visit the following website to find out more: