Phillip Schofield began seeing a psychologist after learning that therapy ‘didn’t work’ for him after coming out.
The TV presenter, who has been married to wife Stephanie for 27 years, revealed he is gay in a moving interview earlier this year.
He has spoken openly about how he struggled with his mental health in the time leading up to coming out.
To try and help his battle the This Morning star turned to therapy to talk about how he feels.
However he sought out alternatives as he felt therapy didn’t suit him.
Phillip explained on Loose Women on Monday: ‘Sometimes your head can get the better of you and it happens a lot. There is no weakness in saying that you need help.
‘I sought help professionally before any of this became public. I saw a psychiatrist and it didn’t really work for me. I couldn’t do the hour and then be out on the street thinking, “Oh my god my time’s up” and I’d have red eyes and I was all blotchy.
‘So I now have a psychologist. That’s online at the moment, we haven’t been able to meet up face to face. It’s open ended, there’s no great rush to it. You just talk through things.’
The TV star urged viewers to speak to someone if they were struggling and warned that ‘your head will get the better of you’ if you suffer in silence.
‘I know that’s not available to everybody but find a mate,’ the dad-of-two continued, ‘someone maybe within your family or in the other parts of your family.
‘You cannot hold it all in yourself. If you have something you want to talk about, your head will get the better of you unless you share it.’
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
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