This Mornings Phillip Schofield found therapy cathartic in candid revelation

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This Morning host Phillip Schofield has opened up about having therapy and revealed that he found the experience "cathartic".

The 59-year-old presenter was chatting with pop star Anne-Marie on Wednesday's episode of the ITV daytime series when the subject of therapy was broached by Phil's co-host Holly Willoughby, 40.

The Alarm singer, 30, then explained how she had sought therapy to help manage her lockdown anxiety.

In response, Phil said: "I've also said, I'm quite happy to admit that I've had therapy and I find it really very cathartic and you get someone else's point of view on your life as well, but how did you feel talking to someone else?"

The comments follow Phil previously revealing that he sought out therapy before coming out as a gay.

In February last year, the presenter came out live on the ITV programme.

He revealed shortly afterwards that he had sought professional help to deal with his inner turmoil as he struggled to come to terms with his sexuality.

Phil previously told The Sun: "I went to seek professional help, I sat down and poured out my heart."

On how he was feeling before seeking help, he added: "I was depressed and it was taking a toll on my mental health."

Speaking on Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast last year, Phil also revealed that he had seen two psychiatrists and one psychologist in a bid to confront his sexuality issues.

He additionally discussed his mental health battle in his memoir Life's What You Make It.

Revealing that he suffered with the idea of hurting people in the book, Phil wrote: "My mental health is still a work in progress.

"I talk regularly to a professional team who tell me that everything will be okay."

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV.

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