Psychotherapy is commonly used for problems that have built up over a number of years. Some people refer to psychotherapy as a talking treatment because the journey is one made in dialogue with a therapist rather than through the use of drugs.
It clarifies positive or anxious feelings, as well as helping people accept their strong or weak points. If people can identify their feelings and ways of thinking they become better at coping with difficult situations.
These are some of the common issues dealt with through psychotherapy:
- Bereavement and loss
- Low self-steem
- Work-related issues
- Anger management
- Relationship problems
- Personal development