Depression Counselling in Ambergate

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Abigail Graves
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ambergate DE56
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
I work with individuals who are experiencing a sense of being stuck in their life. They may be facing painful emotions, negative thought patterns, or behaviours that are causing difficulties in their lives. They may want to make sense of their difficulties by exploring them in the context of their whole life, thinking back to their early experiences, and how that has shaped the person they have become. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, relational difficulties, spiritual and religious trauma and more.
020 3870 2605 View 020 3870 2605
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Nicola Moore
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambergate DE56
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you. You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
07447 401975 View 07447 401975
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Rachel Pink
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Ambergate DE56
Hi, I'm Rachel. I work with compassion to guide my clients on their path to healing recovery. I tailor my approach to best suit you as the individual you are, because, like most things in life, one size doesn't fit all. This is your therapy journey! 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.
Hi, I'm Rachel. I work with compassion to guide my clients on their path to healing recovery. I tailor my approach to best suit you as the individual you are, because, like most things in life, one size doesn't fit all. This is your therapy journey! 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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Debra Newton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
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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Jayne Daniels Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
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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David Everett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic abuse and low self-esteem.
If you, or someone you care about, is experiencing difficulties in life, it can be helpful to talk with a highly-skilled and experienced professional who can help to navigate through these moments. As a psychotherapist registered with the BACP, I provide a compassionate and safe space for you to explore these issues in a non-judgmental manner, and can work with both individuals and couples.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic abuse and low self-esteem.
If you, or someone you care about, is experiencing difficulties in life, it can be helpful to talk with a highly-skilled and experienced professional who can help to navigate through these moments. As a psychotherapist registered with the BACP, I provide a compassionate and safe space for you to explore these issues in a non-judgmental manner, and can work with both individuals and couples.
07891 391351 View 07891 391351
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Sarah Graham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belper DE56
Therapy can help us to manage our lives and our relationships better, it can lead to more fulfilling relationships and a renewed sense of aliveness. Learning how to manage symptoms such as overthinking, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of energy, or an enduring sense of helplessness and despair, can lead to renewed energy and a greater sense of freedom in our lives. In my sessions I often use teaching, in order to help make sense of and understand why you might be feeling the way you do and to help you learn ways to make changes in order to better manage those feelings.
Therapy can help us to manage our lives and our relationships better, it can lead to more fulfilling relationships and a renewed sense of aliveness. Learning how to manage symptoms such as overthinking, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lack of energy, or an enduring sense of helplessness and despair, can lead to renewed energy and a greater sense of freedom in our lives. In my sessions I often use teaching, in order to help make sense of and understand why you might be feeling the way you do and to help you learn ways to make changes in order to better manage those feelings.
07480 784324 View 07480 784324
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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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Derbyshire Music Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Music Therap.
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I can work with mental health, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Hi, I'm Alex. I am a Pyschodynamic Music Therapist working across Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Derby. Music Therapy is a regulated psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by masters level trained, HCPC registered Music Therapists. It can help people whose lives have been affected by illness, injury, mental health or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs. It is especially appropriate for people who have difficulty articulating feelings or experiences verbally, either due to speech and language problems or simply because words are hard to find.
I can work with mental health, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Hi, I'm Alex. I am a Pyschodynamic Music Therapist working across Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Derby. Music Therapy is a regulated psychological clinical intervention, which is delivered by masters level trained, HCPC registered Music Therapists. It can help people whose lives have been affected by illness, injury, mental health or disability through supporting their psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs. It is especially appropriate for people who have difficulty articulating feelings or experiences verbally, either due to speech and language problems or simply because words are hard to find.
01629 707129 View 01629 707129
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Kristina Gumbryte
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
I strongly believe that the client knows themselves best, therefore I listen not to diagnose, but to understand you and how you came to be. I appreciate everyone wants to be happy, but the idea of happiness will look different to everyone - to some, it may be having better relationships with their loved ones, to others, it may be excelling at their career, and others may want to have a better relationship with themselves. Together, we can work through the barriers like anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, or anything else. Whatever it is that your happiness looks like, I want to help you get there.
01332 497537 View 01332 497537
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Jo Burch Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
I have a special interest in working holistically with the mind and body to help you cope with and, hopefully, overcome emotional and physical difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain and fatigue.
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
I have a special interest in working holistically with the mind and body to help you cope with and, hopefully, overcome emotional and physical difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain and fatigue.
Hello and welcome, I'm Jo. You may have come here because you're struggling to cope with life's challenges. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, lost or alone and you're finding it hard to deal with the difficult feelings. Many situations can bring us to a point where everything feels too much - for example, emotional and/or physical ill health, work stress, relationship difficulties, break-ups, bereavement, trauma and unresolved childhood issues. I offer psychotherapy and Havening Techniques to help you to explore what you need to resolve your difficulties and gain balance in your life and in your relationships.
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Jeanette Barratt
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56  (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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Josie Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Currently 18 Years in Practice. Being human is mostly hard and life can be cruel. We see it time and time again. Bad things happen to good people, and we suffer. Each and every one of us at some point in our lives, finds ourselves lost and stuck. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, defensive and frightened. We can often avoid the things that bring us pain and as time goes on that list gets longer and longer and our life can feel smaller and smaller. Reaching out for help can be the hardest first step, but it's also the bravest and will prove to be one of the best decisions you will make for yourself.
Currently 18 Years in Practice. Being human is mostly hard and life can be cruel. We see it time and time again. Bad things happen to good people, and we suffer. Each and every one of us at some point in our lives, finds ourselves lost and stuck. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, defensive and frightened. We can often avoid the things that bring us pain and as time goes on that list gets longer and longer and our life can feel smaller and smaller. Reaching out for help can be the hardest first step, but it's also the bravest and will prove to be one of the best decisions you will make for yourself.
07971 958298 View 07971 958298
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Nichola Smithurst
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
CBT is the recommended talking therapy by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) for depression and anxiety issues.
Hello, my name is Nichola. I am a CBT and Couple Therapist based in Derbyshire, UK. I offer face to face and remote appointments. I aim to work alongside clients to help better understand their difficulties. CBT can help shine a light on how we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle. CBT will focus on breaking these cycles to build on a positive cycle. I have had the privilege of supporting young people, adults and couples over the last 20 years with a range of difficulties to include addictions, depression, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, health anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, low self esteem, work related stress and menopause.
CBT is the recommended talking therapy by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) for depression and anxiety issues.
Hello, my name is Nichola. I am a CBT and Couple Therapist based in Derbyshire, UK. I offer face to face and remote appointments. I aim to work alongside clients to help better understand their difficulties. CBT can help shine a light on how we can find ourselves in a vicious cycle. CBT will focus on breaking these cycles to build on a positive cycle. I have had the privilege of supporting young people, adults and couples over the last 20 years with a range of difficulties to include addictions, depression, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, health anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, low self esteem, work related stress and menopause.
020 3479 4122 View 020 3479 4122
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Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belper DE56
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
Taking the first steps to seek out a counsellor can be a fearful time and we as therapists will not be the correct match for every individual. My aim would be to offer you counselling and support in a safe place, where we can work together and give you the opportunity to speak freely without fear of what others might think? When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, this maybe: low self-worth, lacking in confidence, generally feeling of unhappiness, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, or other mental health concerns. We can work together at your pace.
01242 507909 View 01242 507909
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Debbie Coxon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
You may seek therapeutic support for many reasons especially when life throws you a curved ball. Bereavement or loss, trauma, anxiety and depression can all affect us in different ways. When negative thought patterns, behaviours and emotions become too intense it can affect daily life and impact relationships. I offer emotional support that is impartial and non-judgmental, together we will explore the context for your worries by identifying the underlying causes and make real progress towards your goals in a sensitive way. My name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified, insured Integrative Psychotherapist.
You may seek therapeutic support for many reasons especially when life throws you a curved ball. Bereavement or loss, trauma, anxiety and depression can all affect us in different ways. When negative thought patterns, behaviours and emotions become too intense it can affect daily life and impact relationships. I offer emotional support that is impartial and non-judgmental, together we will explore the context for your worries by identifying the underlying causes and make real progress towards your goals in a sensitive way. My name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified, insured Integrative Psychotherapist.
01332 410894 View 01332 410894
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James Palfreyman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you desire than everybody else? If this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. I have a keen interest in identity, how we see ourselves, and how we see ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals. This is your time!
01773 305002 View 01773 305002
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Molly Kavanagh
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Choosing a therapist is an incredibly personal decision that involves connection, empathy, and trust. In order to support you in overcoming obstacles in life and promoting personal development, I provide a unique combination of compassion, experience, and evidence-based techniques to help with various mental and emotional issues. My therapeutic approach is based on a strong sense of sensitivity and understanding, and I work hard to provide a secure, accepting environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without fear of being judged or rejected.
Choosing a therapist is an incredibly personal decision that involves connection, empathy, and trust. In order to support you in overcoming obstacles in life and promoting personal development, I provide a unique combination of compassion, experience, and evidence-based techniques to help with various mental and emotional issues. My therapeutic approach is based on a strong sense of sensitivity and understanding, and I work hard to provide a secure, accepting environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without fear of being judged or rejected.
020 3962 0854 View 020 3962 0854
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Louise Bellamy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
Hi, I'm Louise, I'm a BACP-Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist offering individual therapy sessions to adults on a short or long-term basis. I can work with you either in-person from my home in Allestree (Derby), online, or outdoors in a 'Walk and Talk' format. I have experience in working with individuals facing a wide range of problems, and particularly with those suffering from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and difficulties in relating to other people. In addition to working privately, I have 10 years' experience of working with First Steps Derbyshire, providing counselling to sufferers of a range of eating disorders.
01332 327428 View 01332 327428
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Becky Francis
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I have over 20 years experience of offering relationship Counselling and Psychosexual therapy to both individuals and couples. Maybe you are coming to terms with the ending of a relationship or adapting to new challenges as a couple as a result of an affair, the birth of a child or bereavement. Sometimes loneliness is an issue and maybe a lack of confidence about any possible future relationships. Or maybe you are anxious about your sex life or loss of libido, or perhaps sex is painful or you have lost confidence in your own performance or arousal. It can help to talk openly and in confidence to someone removed from the situation.
I have over 20 years experience of offering relationship Counselling and Psychosexual therapy to both individuals and couples. Maybe you are coming to terms with the ending of a relationship or adapting to new challenges as a couple as a result of an affair, the birth of a child or bereavement. Sometimes loneliness is an issue and maybe a lack of confidence about any possible future relationships. Or maybe you are anxious about your sex life or loss of libido, or perhaps sex is painful or you have lost confidence in your own performance or arousal. It can help to talk openly and in confidence to someone removed from the situation.
01332 327315 View 01332 327315
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.