Depression Counselling in Alfreton

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Jayne Daniels Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
ARE YOU SUFFERING WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSED, WORTHLESS, IN CRISIS, UNABLE TO COPE BUT DON'T KNOW WHY? DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO AND LISTEN TO YOU? I CAN HELP. CONTACT ME NOW FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. My name is Jayne Daniels; I am an experienced, qualified integrative counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I offer different ways of working to suit your individual needs, including CBT, person centered and psycho dynamic. Counselling can help you make sense of what is happening in your life, support you through difficult and traumatic times and help you to live a happy and fulfilling life.
ARE YOU SUFFERING WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSED, WORTHLESS, IN CRISIS, UNABLE TO COPE BUT DON'T KNOW WHY? DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO AND LISTEN TO YOU? I CAN HELP. CONTACT ME NOW FOR A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. My name is Jayne Daniels; I am an experienced, qualified integrative counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I offer different ways of working to suit your individual needs, including CBT, person centered and psycho dynamic. Counselling can help you make sense of what is happening in your life, support you through difficult and traumatic times and help you to live a happy and fulfilling life.
07480 786480 View 07480 786480
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Debra Newton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
07723 456052 View 07723 456052
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Jeanette Barratt
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55  (Online Only)
I specialise in relationship difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, anxiety and depression.
If you have found your way here I appreciate you are reaching out for support. Taking the first step to reaching out to someone; especially a stranger takes courage. Maybe you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, experiencing a life transition: divorce, grief, becoming a parent, children leaving home. Unable to find the strength to cope with change and difficult decisions. Counselling can be a life changing experience; our present struggles and feelings can be a turning point towards a new direction. Counselling is a collaborative task and it is my endeavour to travel alongside you on your journey as you discover new ways to move forward
I specialise in relationship difficulties, adverse childhood experiences, anxiety and depression.
If you have found your way here I appreciate you are reaching out for support. Taking the first step to reaching out to someone; especially a stranger takes courage. Maybe you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, experiencing a life transition: divorce, grief, becoming a parent, children leaving home. Unable to find the strength to cope with change and difficult decisions. Counselling can be a life changing experience; our present struggles and feelings can be a turning point towards a new direction. Counselling is a collaborative task and it is my endeavour to travel alongside you on your journey as you discover new ways to move forward
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Shirani Situnayake
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
01623 572202 View 01623 572202
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Gail Worthy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
Hi, I'm Gail. Thank you for visiting my page and taking the first step towards living calm. I have many years of experience in and a passion for helping women with their emotional and physical health, and blend this expertise and compassion into my counselling practice. I have some availability now for new clients…let’s talk!
Hi, I'm Gail. Thank you for visiting my page and taking the first step towards living calm. I have many years of experience in and a passion for helping women with their emotional and physical health, and blend this expertise and compassion into my counselling practice. I have some availability now for new clients…let’s talk!
01773 300905 View 01773 300905
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Rachel Pink
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
Hello, I'm Rachel. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist. Are you looking for somewhere to talk and be heard, valued and cared for in a safe, welcoming environment? look no further! I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, calm and welcoming face-to-face and online space. I aim to meet you where you are and bring about healthy change now and in your brighter future. My practice is trauma-informed, and I hold all diagnoses with care and consideration whilst knowing they are not the whole story.
Hello, I'm Rachel. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist. Are you looking for somewhere to talk and be heard, valued and cared for in a safe, welcoming environment? look no further! I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, calm and welcoming face-to-face and online space. I aim to meet you where you are and bring about healthy change now and in your brighter future. My practice is trauma-informed, and I hold all diagnoses with care and consideration whilst knowing they are not the whole story.
01773 307934 View 01773 307934
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Spiritwell Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
Welcome To Spiritwell. I'm Maddy and I work as a therapeutic counsellor. I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield, on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border and I offer reasonably priced appointments either face to face, over the phone or via video chat. I also offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.
Welcome To Spiritwell. I'm Maddy and I work as a therapeutic counsellor. I am based in Kirkby in Ashfield, on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border and I offer reasonably priced appointments either face to face, over the phone or via video chat. I also offer an optional, free, 30 minute telephone introduction.
01623 701272 View 01623 701272
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Susan Ellen Draper-Todkill
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
My normal daily routine is supporting Professional Emergency Services personnel, NHS, Police, Ambulance and Paramedics, Prison Services, Fire Service, Furloughed workers, Working from Home . CMIS (Critical Incident Stress Management) response currently using Skype , Zoom etc. Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Managing and Eliminating Stress, Anxiety, Low Mood, Alcohol Reduction, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management , Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Divorce, Coaching. Qualified Supervisor for Counsellors and Hypnotherapists. Supporting you through challenging times in difficult circumstances. Contact me now with your concerns
My normal daily routine is supporting Professional Emergency Services personnel, NHS, Police, Ambulance and Paramedics, Prison Services, Fire Service, Furloughed workers, Working from Home . CMIS (Critical Incident Stress Management) response currently using Skype , Zoom etc. Counselling and Hypnotherapy for Managing and Eliminating Stress, Anxiety, Low Mood, Alcohol Reduction, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management , Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Divorce, Coaching. Qualified Supervisor for Counsellors and Hypnotherapists. Supporting you through challenging times in difficult circumstances. Contact me now with your concerns
01623 259226 View 01623 259226
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Deborah Elizabeth Short
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alfreton DE55
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
I believe that people are endlessly creative... Despite damaging childhoods, difficult life experiences, the most painful losses and challenges we face living in an increasingly complex world, we are all capable of turning our lives around for the better. With courage and the right kind of help, our natural inborn capacity for growth is brought to light. The process of making life better is just as worthwhile as the outcome. Somehow the whole process of confronting and solving the apparently insurmountable problems that bring us to therapy can also bring renewed meaning and poignancy into our lives.
01773 302042 View 01773 302042
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Simon Lowe
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55
Hi I’m Simon, I support others through the challenges and difficulties that life can bring. I understand the thought of starting therapy can feel uncomfortable, having experienced this myself, I have trodden the path of personal therapy too. I wish to make the counselling experience as inviting, safe and comfortable as I can for you. I offer a confidential space for you to explore personal challenges, a space where you will be valued, not judged, and listened to, creating a foundation for growth and change.
Hi I’m Simon, I support others through the challenges and difficulties that life can bring. I understand the thought of starting therapy can feel uncomfortable, having experienced this myself, I have trodden the path of personal therapy too. I wish to make the counselling experience as inviting, safe and comfortable as I can for you. I offer a confidential space for you to explore personal challenges, a space where you will be valued, not judged, and listened to, creating a foundation for growth and change.
020 8138 8635 View 020 8138 8635

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Annette Carney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG16
Hi, I am Annette a BACP registered counsellor. I have had over ten years experience of working with clients who sought support while struggling with addiction both drink and drugs or other compulsive behaviour’s from my time at the Mary Magdalen Foundation in Nottingham or in my private practice..I also work with clients experiencing mental and emotional issues, anxiety, depression or trauma. I work with adults of all ages from students to senior citizens at NG161BZ covering Nottingham ,online or by phone which ever is convenient for the client.
Hi, I am Annette a BACP registered counsellor. I have had over ten years experience of working with clients who sought support while struggling with addiction both drink and drugs or other compulsive behaviour’s from my time at the Mary Magdalen Foundation in Nottingham or in my private practice..I also work with clients experiencing mental and emotional issues, anxiety, depression or trauma. I work with adults of all ages from students to senior citizens at NG161BZ covering Nottingham ,online or by phone which ever is convenient for the client.
01773 483108 View 01773 483108
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Terri Niakian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
0114 303 1366 View 0114 303 1366
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Psychotherapy with Chloe, Womens Trauma Specialist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Ilkeston DE7
Hi, I’m Chloe. I’m an experienced women’s Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist with over 10+ years of experience in the NHS and charity sector. I offer tailored support that acknowledges and honours the complexity of women's experiences, fostering an environment of trust, healing, and empowerment. I specialise in trauma, birth trauma, perinatal issues, abuse, neglect, anxiety, trauma experienced at work and ‘treatment resistant’ depression. I am passionate about working with women to enable them to tap into their strengths so that they can leave my clinic feeling empowered.
Hi, I’m Chloe. I’m an experienced women’s Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist with over 10+ years of experience in the NHS and charity sector. I offer tailored support that acknowledges and honours the complexity of women's experiences, fostering an environment of trust, healing, and empowerment. I specialise in trauma, birth trauma, perinatal issues, abuse, neglect, anxiety, trauma experienced at work and ‘treatment resistant’ depression. I am passionate about working with women to enable them to tap into their strengths so that they can leave my clinic feeling empowered.
0115 671 3687 View 0115 671 3687
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
0114 697 2920 View 0114 697 2920
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Theresa Eadson
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Mansfield Woodhouse NG19
I offer counselling for a wide variety of life events and challenges, including bereavement and loss, anxiety, feeling low or depressed, low self-esteem and relationship issues - this includes couples and other relationships such as mother/daughter.
Hello, how are you? If you’re looking for counselling it’s likely that you’re experiencing something in your life that’s overwhelming or distressing, or maybe you want things to be different and you’re not sure how to make changes. Life can throw us all sorts of challenges, and sometimes these can lead us to feel anxious, upset or really down about things. Experiences and relationships from the past can also be troubling and stir up uncomfortable emotions. I can offer you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t be judged.
I offer counselling for a wide variety of life events and challenges, including bereavement and loss, anxiety, feeling low or depressed, low self-esteem and relationship issues - this includes couples and other relationships such as mother/daughter.
Hello, how are you? If you’re looking for counselling it’s likely that you’re experiencing something in your life that’s overwhelming or distressing, or maybe you want things to be different and you’re not sure how to make changes. Life can throw us all sorts of challenges, and sometimes these can lead us to feel anxious, upset or really down about things. Experiences and relationships from the past can also be troubling and stir up uncomfortable emotions. I can offer you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t be judged.
01623 572819 View 01623 572819
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Juliett Barrott
Counsellor, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
0114 478 2540 View 0114 478 2540
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Prof Marcantonio Spada
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Holloway DE4
anxiety problems (in particular generalised anxiety and worry, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety), and depression/rumination.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
anxiety problems (in particular generalised anxiety and worry, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety), and depression/rumination.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either CBT or MCT. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
020 3856 8897 View 020 3856 8897
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Michael Carrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mansfield NG19
I work with a wide range of clients with a variety of presenting issues, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, family conflict, and relationship issues.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
I work with a wide range of clients with a variety of presenting issues, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, family conflict, and relationship issues.
Do you find it difficult to talk to those closest to you about your issues and concerns? Perhaps you don’t want to burden them or feel worried that they might judge or not understand what you are going through? I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others. As an integrative counsellor, I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches and methods, and combine them to suit the needs of each individual client.
020 3962 1727 View 020 3962 1727
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Tracey Sheldon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I have experience working with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), bereavement and loss, abuse, conflict, childhood issues and relationship difficulties.
Hello. I am a UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and work with both, individuals and couples. My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist draws from a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches and holds the philosophy that change can happen within the therapeutic relationship.
I have experience working with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), bereavement and loss, abuse, conflict, childhood issues and relationship difficulties.
Hello. I am a UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and work with both, individuals and couples. My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist draws from a variety of relational psychotherapy approaches and holds the philosophy that change can happen within the therapeutic relationship.
020 4538 3915 View 020 4538 3915
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Laura Jane Johnson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Forest Town NG19
Having experienced anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, family difficulties and grief myself, I know and understand how overwhelming these things can feel.
Life can be really challenging at times, and it can leave us feeling really overwhelmed. All of a sudden, we find ourselves unable to cope with day-to-day things. The world can seem like a scary place when our anxiety gets too much, and we get frustrated with ourselves as we struggle to take back control. We can get depressed when we lose someone or life is not how we had hoped it would be or we find ourselves getting depressed after giving birth to our newborn. The experiences we've had in our life can really affect our self esteem. Together we can find a way forward that works for you.
Having experienced anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, family difficulties and grief myself, I know and understand how overwhelming these things can feel.
Life can be really challenging at times, and it can leave us feeling really overwhelmed. All of a sudden, we find ourselves unable to cope with day-to-day things. The world can seem like a scary place when our anxiety gets too much, and we get frustrated with ourselves as we struggle to take back control. We can get depressed when we lose someone or life is not how we had hoped it would be or we find ourselves getting depressed after giving birth to our newborn. The experiences we've had in our life can really affect our self esteem. Together we can find a way forward that works for you.
01623 700556 View 01623 700556

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.