There are different ways of getting healing for the soul but as they say, a problem shared is a problem half solved. Talking therapy has helped many people solve internal issues that were once holding them back.
The term ‘talking therapy’ covers all the psychological therapies that involve a person talking to a therapist about their problems.
For some problems and conditions, one type of talking therapy may be better than another. Different talking therapies also suit different people.
Below is a brief explanation of some common talking treatments and how they can help. Your GP or mental health worker can help you decide which one would be best for you.
One of the methods used in talking therapy is counseling. It allows people to open up in a safe environment. The counselor will simply let you unravel yourself without any interruption. This will allow them to diagnose the root of your issue and help you come up with a plan of how best to solve it.
Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do – instead they will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to find ways of coping.
Another type of talking therapy is cognitive behavior therapy, CBT. It is where people are taught how to unthank negative thoughts. It can be said to be a school where you are taught how to identify negative energy or thoughts.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short term, focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The application of CBT varies according to the problem being addressed, but is essentially a collaborative and individualised program that helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. CBT has been practised widely for more than 30 years. It has been researched extensively, and has demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of emotional psychological and psychiatric difficulties. It is also continually evolving, and third wave CBT therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cogntiive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and others are increasingly being used for a variety of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems.
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