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The talking cure has been around since people started speaking to each other. In other words it’s as old as mankind. Conversation is therapeutic, but it has to be done the right way.

For many people anything which involves ‘delving into the mind’ is strictly taboo.
This unhelpful image often stops people seeking help with counselling or psychotherapy, which offer many ways of improving how we see the world and enjoying life more. They are also increasingly necessary and becoming more widely accepted.

At some point in our lives we can all benefit from talking to someone outside our family or friends about something that is troubling us. But how to go about finding someone? This articles outlines some popular schools of therapy and gives pointers on how to go about choosing a therapist.

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