Therapy: Your Questions

Emma Henderson - dandelion 3What does Psychological Therapy involve?

Engaging in Psychological Therapy can help you develop a greater understanding of how to relate to yourself and other people. It can help you change the way you think, feel and act. It aims to help you learn skills to alleviate and manage any psychological difficulties you may experience throughout your life.

Your first appointment will involve a comprehensive assessment of your problems and the way they affect your day to day life. Sometimes an assessment, information and practical advice is all that is needed for you to feel that you can manage better.

If treatment is considered likely to be helpful, this will involve identifying specific problems and learning ways to look at them differently. In this way, you may find ways of dealing with your problems more constructively.

This approach is know as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which research has clearly demonstrated to be a very effective psychological treatment.