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A guide to talking therapies in New Zealand

Talking therapies can help us understand and make positive changes to our thinking, behaviour, feelings, relationships and emotional well-being. Talking about our thoughts, feelings and issues is an important way of dealing with them. Our friends and family/whanau can often help us, but sometimes we may need the help of a professional therapist. Therapists are trained to listen carefully and they will help you to find your own answers. There are many kinds of talking therapies used in New Zealand. Counselling and psychotherapy are probably the most widely known. The therapies in this guide have been included because there is good evidence that they work for many people.

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