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Talking Therapies

Jul 22, 2021

Benefits of talking therapies 
Talking therapies can help all sorts of people in lots of different situations. You may also hear them referred to as counselling, talking treatments or psychological therapies.
Talking therapy is for anyone who’s going through a bad time or has emotional problems they need help with.
For many adults it may be the same or more effective than medicine.
❓Can you get talking therapies on the NHS?
You can get talking therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS.
You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP.
❓How a talking therapy can help
Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends.
During talking therapy, a trained counsellor or 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 you and your opinions.
Some people say that talking therapies do not make their problems go away, but they find it easier to cope with them and feel happier.
For details of NCUK’s Counselling service visit ➡️