Mental Health Therapy
Mental health therapy is also known as mental health counselling, psychotherapy or psychological therapy.
Psychological therapy involves using one of the 400 different types of talking therapy currently available, although technically, medication may also be thought of as a form of therapy.
Unlike talking therapies, medications are targeted at the symptoms of your mental health problems and are NOT designed to get to the root causes.
You can read more about the biomedical models of mental health here.
Psychotherapies, on the other hand, are used to explore, understand and then change the way that you may have made sense of your formative experiences.
Using this approach, your mental health problems can often be irradicated altogether.
Which is the best mental health therapy?
Clinical evidence suggests that different people find different therapies effective for different reasons.
Whilst the inventors of each new type of psychotherapy often claim that their new system is “better than the others”, there is no evidence to support these claims.
In fact, it seems that the type of therapy is less important than originally thought whilst the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client plays a much more important role in recovery.
In our experience we have found that people tend to fall into just two ‘camps’ when it comes to finding a type of mental health therapy that works best for them:
- Those who prefer to work on their problems from an emotional perspective (counselling, analytical therapies), and
- Those who prefer to work on their problems using a more structured and methodological approach (cognitive-type therapies).
Arrange a FREE initial consultation
If you’d like to find out more about the different types of mental health therapy then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.
During this consultation we will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.
This consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet our therapists and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.
Call Paul on 07434 776125 or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org
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