Psychotherapy is a therapy practised by a range of mental health practitioners. It uses the interaction between you and your therapist to help you obtain insight and greater control of your situation. Your therapist will use a variety of techniques to build a relationship with you and help you to change or to find suitable methods of coping with your situation.
Psychotherapy focusses on you and on obtaining insight into the difficulties you are experiencing. A psychotherapist will help you to consider you thoughts, feelings and different events in your life that are relevant to the problems you face. Your therapist may suggest strategies you can use to manage the issues you are facing. Some therapists will teach you specific skills that will help you to tolerate or change difficult situations. You may also be assisted to find your own solutions.