Naomi Watts has revealed how therapy helped her get through crisis points in her own psychology.

The 48-year-old star, who is currently starring in the Netflix psychological thriller Gypsy, has spoken out about the value of therapy in her life.

Speaking to The Telegraph, the actress - who split from long-time partner Liev Schreiber in 2016 - said therapy got her through some tough times.

"I have found therapy over the years very helpful, particularly if you're at a crisis point, " declares the actress, who first came to public notice through her starring role in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. "But keeping up with it as much as you can, being able to communicate well with everyone that is in your life, that is something you can learn in therapy. "

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"Sometimes we just are connected to our own stories and it's good to learn how to understand and make room for other people's dialogue as well and identify with them."

She said she had done her `fair share' of therapy but was not so familiar with the branch of the practice known as Cognitive behavioural therapy.

"Cognitive behavioural therapy is a very specific type of therapy, whereby you're able to control the negative thought patterns and, therefore, change the behaviour. I did go and sit with a CBT therapist as myself and paid my money and did some sessions and that was interesting."

Watts split from long-time partner Liev Schreiber in 2016