What is talk therapy ?
Talk therapy is an umbrella term that covers all the psychological therapies and counselling modalities (Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred and Transactional Analysis) that involve a person talking to a therapist about their issues or problems.
Talking therapy is a treatment that helps you overcome a range of problems such as anxiety, stress, grief, relationship issues, depression, low confidence, anger, low self esteem, destructive behavioural patterns and habits and can also help to resolve personal challenges and other life issues.
Talking therapy provides you with a safe, confidential and non judgemental space to discuss issues that are uncomfortable, confusing or painful.
Talking therapy can resolve negative feelings and thoughts, as well as allowing you to learn more about yourself and overcome issues and feelings that may be overwhelming you and holding you back.
In therapy you can talk freely without the worry of censoring yourself. Negative and unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviours are revealed so that you can identify and make sense of them. All forms of talking therapy enable underlying problems to surface so that they can be addressed and dealt with in a healthy and proactive way.
If there is an understanding of why the problem developed in the first place, it will also help to devise and develop coping strategies to prevent it's reocurrence.