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What are psychological therapies?

Psychological therapies are sometimes referred to as 'talking therapies'.

Psychological therapy is a collaborative space to explore your difficulties in a safe and confidential setting. We aim to help you better understand your feelings in the context of your past experiences.

Therapy provides a supportive, non-judgemental environment where you might feel more able to talk openly about your experiences.

Your therapist and you will work together to make changes that you want to achieve to feel a greater sense of happiness, empowerment, or perhaps to feel less affected by particular experiences.
Therapies can be: 

  • Individually with a therapist 
  • In a couple or with other members of the family
  • In a group of people with similar difficulties. 

Some therapies last around 20 sessions over a five month period, whilst others are longer and may last up to a year.