Talk-therapy, often called ‘psychotherapy’, is a means of treating psychological or emotional problems through verbal and non-verbal communication.
Talk-therapy is done with the immediate goal of helping the person increase their self-knowledge and awareness of their relationship with others.
Talk-therapy assists people in becoming more conscious of their unconscious thoughts, feelings and motives.
Its long-term goal is to make it possible to replace destructive patterns of behaviour with healthier, more successful ones.
There are many different forms of talk-therapy including counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy and family therapy.