Does Talking Help?
Talking therapies offer people from any background and situation, the chance to be listened to and supported. They are for anyone who is going through difficult times, emotional problems or looking for personal development.
Counselling can help you find choices - and the strength to make them - that by ourselves we might feel powerless to make. As we talk together, the insight you will gain can become a powerful tool to better understanding yourself, your experiences and options in your life. It can also make situations more bearable even if we can't do much about changing them.
As this study found here, many individuals find counselling the same or more effective than medication.
For further information have a look at the NHS reasons for the benefits of talking therapies here.
Does Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Work?
To find out more about psychodynamic therapy, have a look at the counselling directory page here
In 2015, a landmark research study conducted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust found significant evidence of the effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for men and women suffering from depression compared to other therapies including CBT.
The 10 year long study followed participants for two-years after they had finished therapy to look at long-term therapeutic effects. It found nearly half of patients still saw major improvements two years after therapy had ended.
You can find the link to the article here.