talk therapy

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talk therapy

n.
Any of various forms of psychotherapy using verbal communication for treating mental and emotional disorders, in contrast to one using drugs, physical exercise, or some other technique.

talk therapist n.
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The Royal Marsden provides for patients, offering psychological therapy from cancer specialist nurse counsellors, clinical and counselling psychologists, and a specialist paediatric psychology team.
The North East clinical trial is testing whether virtual reality (VR)-based psychological therapy could help people with severe mental health difficulties.
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They showed failures to get to grips with the staffing crisis, target waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services, failures to meet psychological therapy waiting times and failures in accident and emergency waiting times.
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The guest speaker will be Elliot Baker from Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Services, which is designed for people who are feeling stressed, anxious and depressed.
Dr Neil Kitchiner, director of Veterans NHS Wales and principal investigator on the 3MDR study, said: "Wales is leading the way in the UK with this novel trauma-focused psychological therapy.
Dr Neil Kitchiner, director of Veterans' NHS Wales and principal investigator on the 3MDR study, said: "Wales is leading the way in the UK with this novel trauma focused psychological therapy.
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