Talk therapy (psychotherapy), is based on the core idea that talking about the things that are bothering you can help clarify them and put them in perspective.
Talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you greatly when you feel troubled about something.
Dark thoughts or worry can overpower you if don’t let it out by talking. The voices in your head can make a molehill of a situation into a mountain.
But talking about it can help you work out what is really bothering you and explore what you could do about it.
Talk therapies give you the chance to explore your thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on your behaviour and mood. Describing what’s going on in your head and how that makes you feel can help you notice any healthy patterns which it may be helpful to change.
It can help you work out where your negative feelings and ideas come from and why they are there.
Understanding all this 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.