What’s psychological treatment?

Psychological treatment is sometimes called ‘psychotherapy’ or ‘talking therapy’. It involves talking about your thoughts with a professional to:

  • Better understand your own thinking and behavior
  • Understand and resolve your problems
  • Recognize symptoms of mental illness in yourself
  • Reduce your symptoms
  • Change your behavior
  • Improve your quality of life.

Evidence shows that psychological treatments work well for emotional, mental and behavioral issues.

Psychological treatments are useful for people of all ages, including children. They can help people from different cultural, social and language backgrounds.

You can have psychological treatment in an individual session, as part of a group, or online.

Why get psychological treatment?

Psychological treatments are proven to help with mental illnesses such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Post traumatic disorder
  • Personality disorder

They are also used successfully to help people deal with:

  • Stress
  • Emotional problems
  • Grief and trauma
  • Relationship problems.