Talking can help in getting relief from bottled up feelings. It can also help in finding some reassurance and perspective about what you’re experiencing.
It can be helpful to talk to a trusted friend, help line, or self-help group. Sometimes it’s important to talk in a more structured and therapeutic way.
The NHS provides a range of talking therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Counselling and Mindfulness via services that are often referred to as IAPT services (IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). You can refer yourself to an IAPT service (you don’t need to have someone else refer you, although we will refer you if that’s what you prefer), and IAPT services are free.
For more information click here.
Wellness in Mind can refer you to (and support you to access) talking therapies.
For a directory of counsellors in private practice (i.e. you will need to pay for their services), click here.