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Talking therapies are treatments that involve talking to a professional about your thoughts, behaviours, experiences and feelings. You might also talk about the way you cope with your symptoms. There are lots of different types of talking therapy.
A complementary therapy is one that you might do as well as treatment you are getting from our doctor. Some examples of complementary therapy are:
Complementary therapies usually focus on your physical and mental wellbeing as a whole. You might find they help you relax, feel calmer or sleep better.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) gives recommendations about the best therapies for different mental illnesses. But different types of therapy work for different people.
A doctor or mental health professional will usually refer you to the type of therapy they think is right for you. They should discuss this with you and take your opinions into account too.
Talk to your doctor and therapist if therapy doesn’t feel helpful. Getting the right therapy (and therapist) can make a big difference to your experience of treatment.