Counselling is a therapy which involves talking through your problems to a counsellor. There are several types of talking therapies and they can be used to treat a number of health conditions including mental health.
The Hertfordshire Wellbeing Service provides psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, post traumatic stress and health anxiety.
They aim to help people access psychological therapy and support and patients can self-refer via the form below:
Counselling - NHS Choices
Mental Health - NHS Choices
Videos from NHS Choices:
Dr Stephen Pilling, a consultant clinical psychologist, describes the different talking therapies that can help people overcome a range of problems, from depression to stress.
Phils brother Simon has a mental illness. The brothers explain how mutual support has helped them to cope with the illness.