Talking therapies are psychological treatments for mental and emotional problems like stress, anxiety and depression and can 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 give us the chance to explore our thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on our behaviour and mood. Describing what’s going on in the mind, and how that makes us feel can help us notice patterns which need to be changed.