Therapy for Depression

If you are suffering from depression then ‘therapy’ or psychotherapy can provide you with a variety of techniques and treatments to help you recover. During your counselling sessions, a skilled professional, adept in the art of mental health care, will work with you to ascertain why you are feeling as you do, as well as identifying the likely causes.

The factors that contribute towards depression can be triggered by external events but can also be linked to chemical imbalances in the brain. Whichever therapist you see, they will deal with both the psychological and psychosocial areas of your depression.

How will your therapist help with your depression?

After conducting an in-depth consultation, your psychoanalyst will be able to help in several ways.

They will show you how you can:

  • Make sense of the emotions and thoughts that are contribution towards your depression.
  • Isolate any events or problems, such as loss or illness that may have triggered this response.
  • Change the way you think, converting negative attitudes into positive ones.
  • Regain control of your life.
  • Learn how to cope with these feelings.

What will my therapy consist of? 

Therapy can take many different forms and much will depend on whether you want to be treated as an individual or part of a couple or a family. Your mental health professional will help identify the best treatment for you, taking into account any factors that may be triggering or prolonging your depression.

Frequently used forms of therapy for depression are:

  • Psychodynamic therapy – this is based upon the theory that you may be depressed due to unresolved conflict, sometimes going way back into your younger years.
  • Interpersonal Therapy – this is more focused on your behaviour and relationships with people around you such as close family and friends.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – this works by changing the way that you think and react. If you are struggling to maintain your work and personal life due to the adverse effects of depression fill in the form below and we will put you in touch with a counsellor that can help.

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