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Helplines offer conversation with someone who can help you when you’re feeling distressed or dealing with a mental health crisis.

Types of 1-to-1 Support

There are many types of one-to-one support available and you can read about them below.

Talking Therapies

Talking therapies are a type of treatment that involve talking to a therapist about your thoughts and feelings.
1. A therapist is a person trained in one or more types of talking treatment. Talking treatments can help you manage and cope with mental health problems, difficult emotions and traumatic or confusing past experiences.

2. The purpose of talking treatments is to help you understand your feelings and behaviour better and, if you want, to change your behaviour or the way you think about things.

3. You may talk about things which are troubling you, and it can be a time to explore your feelings.
There are lots of different types of talking therapies, which use different styles and techniques to help you, but they all have the same goal: helping you feel better able to cope with your emotions and the things that happen in your life.

Life Coaching

Life coaches help people identify their goals and the obstacles they are facing.
Like therapy, coaching involves guidance and support but also places a great deal of emphasis on accountability, enabling people to do more than they might on their own.
A life coach is someone who aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals.
This can include excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring your potential and achieving ambitions.
At the heart of it all lies the idea that clients must be given the power to help themselves.

(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.
It combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do).
It may involve working through worksheets with your therapist, some tasks to practice at home and practical coping skills to use in your day to day life.

Creative Therapies

Arts (or creative) therapies involve using the arts in a therapeutic environment with a trained therapist. 
The different types of regulated of arts therapies include:
Dance Movement Therapy Drama Therapy Music Therapy Visual Art Therapy
You don’t need to have any artistic skill or previous experience in dance, drama, music or visual art to find arts therapies helpful.
The aim isn’t to produce a great work of art, but to use what you create to understand yourself better.
In arts therapy, your therapist helps you to create something — such as a piece of music, a drawing, a play or a dance routine — as a way of expressing your feelings, often without using words.

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