WHAT ARE TALKING THERAPIES?
We often find it helpful to talk problems through with a friend or family member, but sometimes friends and family cannot help us and we need to talk to a professional therapist.
Talking therapies are treatments which involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Talking therapies give people the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on their behaviour and mood. Describing what’s going on in your head and how that makes you feel can help you notice any patterns which it may be helpful to change.
WHAT KINDS OF TALKING THERAPIES ARE THERE?
Different talking therapies are called a confusing mix of names and some therapies have several names. Don’t let the jargon put you off! I draw upon a wide variety of influences within the field of talking therapies including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT, alongside psychotherapy approaches such as Mnemodynamic therapy to help you explore your situation and feelings at your pace. Talking with someone who is impartial and who can give you time to think and reflect, whilst considering choices and options to enable you to feel better and move towards where you want to be.