Understanding Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapy is a treatment for emotional and behavioural problems. It involves talking through problems with a suitably trained and qualified therapist, and so it is sometimes called Talking Therapy.

There are many kinds of talking therapies that exist for different types of problems, and psychological therapy can be used either on its own, or in combination with medication, to treat various difficulties. By engaging with a trained professional, patients are encouraged to make sense of their difficulties and to find ways of better managing and dealing with them.