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:
“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 p.395 )