Talking Therapies - About
What is talking therapy?
Talking therapy is a general term to describe any psychological therapy that involves talking. This includes:
People find talking therapies useful to treat mental health or behavioural problems. Talking therapy can either be used on its own or with medication.
What can I expect from therapy?
At the start of therapy you will talk to a therapist about what your problems are. The therapist will ask you specific questions to try and figure out your therapy needs what is blocking your recovery.
These questions help your therapist come up with a treatment plan for your therapy. You and your therapist should agree:
- what you expect from one another,
- your commitment to the therapy, and
- how to end the therapy if you want to.
You can go to individual one-to-one therapy or group therapy. Some therapies will be a combination of one-to-one and group sessions. The length of therapy will vary from four sessions to 18 months depending on the type of therapy.
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