Talking therapy

Talking therapy is something that we all do to an extent, but very informally.  The practice of talking problems through with a friend or family member is really helpful, but sometimes friends and family cannot help and it is better to talk to someone who is trained to help you deal with overwhelming feelings.

We find talking therapy is effective for most young people, allowing them the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings. Sharing their thought processes and feelings can help them notice any patterns of unhelpful coping mechanisms or behaviours.   

We give young people time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It is an opportunity for them to speak through their problems with someone who will understand and support them. 

Usually, talking therapy will be delivered one-to-one. Sometimes talking treatments can be delivered in small groups, such as with parents or siblings if relational difficulties need to be resolved.

Talking therapy is for everyone, you do not have to have a diagnosed mental health condition to be offered or benefit from talking therapy.

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