Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy. It refers to a range of treatments that involve conversation regarding mental and emotional issues with a psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor.
People who undergo therapy talk about their emotions, moods, thought processes and behaviors, they also learn different ways to view their distress and how to cope with situations more effectively in the future.
The most common types of psychotherapy are psychoanalysis and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) however there are many other types of therapy which might be more appropriate to you.
Your clinician will first assess the situation and try to understand the difficulties before they discuss which would be the most appropriate type of therapy for your concerns.