Psychotherapy (also psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behaviour, increase happiness, and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviours, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Numerous types of psychotherapy have been designed either for individual adults, families, or children and adolescents.

If you find that you’re experiencing repeated emotional problems that are interfering with your day-to-day life, it might be that you could benefit from going to therapy. You may be: Feeling anxious. Generally feeling overwhelmed with everything.

10 signs you need therapy

  • You’re feeling overwhelmed.
  • You keep getting ill.
  • You’re drinking more than you used to (or using other coping methods).
  • You’re less productive or finding it difficult to concentrate.
  • You don’t feel excited about anything anymore.
  • Your friends are concerned.
  • You’ve pulled away from your friends.
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