Let’s talk about it
Talking Therapies can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with a mental health problem.
Our Talking Therapies can help you to change how you think and what you do, helping you to feel better and improve your state of mind.
Talking is good for you!
Talking about your thoughts and feelings can help you deal with times when you feel troubled about something. If you turn a worry over and over in your mind, the worry can grow. But talking about it can help you work out what is really bothering you and explore what you could do about it.
What are talking therapies?
We often find it helpful to talk problems through with a friend or family member, but sometimes friends and family cannot help us and we need to talk to a professional therapist.
Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings. They can help anyone who is experiencing distress. You do not have to be told by a doctor that you have a mental health problem to be offered or benefit from a talking therapy.
Talking therapies may also be referred to as:
- talking treatments
- psychological therapies or treatments
- cognitive behavioural therapy
Feedback from a woman who recently attended an Anger Group in Stockport:
Overall, this has been a very positive and life changing experience for me. The strategies I learned to help me cope with my situation have been extremely helpful. Although many challenges remain, I feel as though I am better equipped to cope with life’s continuing difficulties in a more constructive way. I really appreciated the group work, and having the opportunity to work alongside others who face some of the same issues was enlightening and also comforting – to know that I wasn’t ‘alone’ in my problems and the way in which I was dealing with them.
I realise that there is still a lot of work to do, but I now have some techniques which can help me to work through ‘life’ and its tests and trials in a positive way. I would like to say a wholehearted ‘Thank You’ to everyone who was involved in my experience, and in making a much needed difference in my life. It really has been very useful, and I would say – a life changing experience for me!