Talk therapy is the generic name for a range of psychotherapies and is a derived from the talking cure. Talk therapy covers: psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and counseling or counseling psychology approaches.
Talk-therapy sessions look at a person’s current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings or relationships. By sharing their experiences with a trained therapist, people may gradually gain a greater self-awareness.
During talking therapy, a trained therapist listens to you and assists you in finding your own answers to problems. It’s an opportunity to view your problems in a different way with someone who’ll respect and encourage your opinions. Although there are many different types of talking therapy, they all have a similar goal: to help you feel better and improve your ability to cope with life’s problems.