Talking Therapies & Counselling for Depression
Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies that have been proven to help with depression recovery.
A study by Sheffield University found that 46% of patients with depression who received cognitive behavioural therapy reported at least a 50% improvement in their symptoms, compared to only 22% who were not offered the therapy.
Medication can be a useful step in alleviating the distressing symptoms but talking therapies can also have an important role in helping the sufferer deal with the impact their illness can have on their life.
It is important to find an experienced therapist to work with – you would not let someone with no experience fix your car so why would you let someone poorly qualified try and help you when you may be feeling at your lowest?
We are able to offer assessments with psychotherapists and psychologists who have years of experience of providing depression support and can help you feel better.
How can talking therapies help treat depression?
- Help you understand your depression
- Make sense of traumatic experiences
- Confidential, non judgemental space to talk about your past experiences
- Gain understanding of yourself and what makes you happy or sad
- Improve relationships with others
- A space to vent frustrations and talk about the things that are worrying you
- Equip you with skills to deal with negative emotions and break unhealthy patterns
- Develop healthy self-care techniques
- Help end destructive behaviours such as overeating, overspending, unhealthy sex or substance abuse
- Help deal with issues such as grief or childhood trauma
What types of depression counselling are available?
There are many types of talking therapies and finding the right one for you may take a few attempts and depend upon what is troubling you and how best work.
To talk to someone today about arranging an appointment please call 0203 326 9160.