Talking therapy supports you in growing a greater ability to cope.
In a caring way, you are helped, guided and attended to which allows you to adjust internally. Positive changes in your lived external world can then follow.
To quote Seán Manning, former president of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists:
“The great majority of psychotherapy clients come because they seek freedom from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic symptoms, destructive relationships, violence, addiction, and other behavioural, affective and cognitive subjectivities that are ruining the quality of their lives. They are driven to seek us out because they cannot stand their own thoughts or feelings, or are driven to despair by their relationships, their drinking or their violence. This is very much about health, and we work alongside health professionals of all colours to try to improve that health, so that people can sleep a little, drink less, smile more, lose or gain weight, improve their relationships.”
(Pluralism in Psychotherapy: critical reflections from a post-regulation landscape ebook p.395 Book p.333)