"Talking therapies can help people to take greater control of their lives and improve their confidence."
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 involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings. Anyone who is experiencing distress can benefit from a talking therapy. It 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.
Understanding where your negative feelings and ideas come from and why they are there can help people make positive changes by thinking or acting differently. Talking therapies can help people to take greater control of their lives and improve their confidence.