Depressed? Anxious? The good news is that talk therapy can really help, sometimes as much as medication.
Talking therapy is for anyone who’s going through a bad time or who has emotional problems they can’t sort out on their own. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you. The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It’s an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who’ll respect and encourage your opinions and the decisions you make.
There are times in our lives when we are aware that all is not well. Our emotions seem all over the place and we feel out of control. At such times, we can feel bewildered and alone, and can find it hard to share how we feel, especially with those who are close to us. It can feel too risky, and we worry that they will not understand, that we will upset or hurt them, or make them angry.
Therapy is one way of getting the control back, by talking through what is happening with someone who is trained to help you to talk and make sense of things, help you gain some insight and understanding into what you are experiencing and why, and help you to develop new ways of coping and looking at what has been going on