Psychological therapy is a health care programme that allows you to address distressing moods, emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. A trained therapist provides an empathic, non-judgemental, safe environment for you to discuss your feelings about yourself and others. The therapist supports you in exploring your concerns and patterns of being. As you recognise your goals and make changes to reach them, the therapist works alongside you. Psychological therapy involves expressing yourself to another person. This often arises in the form of talking, and is referred to as ‘talking therapy’. However, other forms of expression (art, drama, music) are also used by specialised therapists to help you express your emotions.