Research shows that talking therapies work just as well whether you’re old or young, male or female, white or black, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either.
Talking therapy is for anyone who’s going through a bad time or who has emotional problems they can’t sort out on their own.
You may be able to get talking therapy on the NHS in your area. However, there may be a waiting time or you may have to travel for treatment. Talking therapy is widely available privately.
Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger than to relatives or friends. During talking therapy, a trained therapist listens to you and helps you find your own answers to problems, without judging you. The therapist will give you time to talk, cry, shout or just think. It’s an opportunity to look at your problems in a different way with someone who’ll respect and encourage your opinions and the decisions you make.