Depression Counselling in Buxton

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Sandra Marston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
CBT is useful for anxiety,panic & depression.
Hello I am wondering if you are finding life a bit tough right now. Maybe you are feeling anxious and worried about the future. People I work with often feel that life is getting on top of them, they are not living the life they want - they have lost confidence, sometimes feeling afraid, frustrated, lonely - experiencing a range of emotions that feel difficult to understand and work through. I can help you deal with those big and small ups and downs in life. Feelings of panic, anxiety and stress Perhaps a relationship issue is causing you some concern. Together we can find ways to help you deal with these feelings and emotions
CBT is useful for anxiety,panic & depression.
Hello I am wondering if you are finding life a bit tough right now. Maybe you are feeling anxious and worried about the future. People I work with often feel that life is getting on top of them, they are not living the life they want - they have lost confidence, sometimes feeling afraid, frustrated, lonely - experiencing a range of emotions that feel difficult to understand and work through. I can help you deal with those big and small ups and downs in life. Feelings of panic, anxiety and stress Perhaps a relationship issue is causing you some concern. Together we can find ways to help you deal with these feelings and emotions
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Caro Lee
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
We live in a world which throws a lot at us, and expects a lot of us. And, very often, we expect a lot of ourselves too. For many of us, it can help to talk through what we’re dealing with, to help us understand what’s going on and find a way forward. Whether you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loneliness, powerlessness, relationship difficulties, or simply want to talk things through, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore what you’re feeling, and how you can manage it. We’re all different and we all need to find our own way. I can help you do that.
We live in a world which throws a lot at us, and expects a lot of us. And, very often, we expect a lot of ourselves too. For many of us, it can help to talk through what we’re dealing with, to help us understand what’s going on and find a way forward. Whether you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loneliness, powerlessness, relationship difficulties, or simply want to talk things through, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore what you’re feeling, and how you can manage it. We’re all different and we all need to find our own way. I can help you do that.
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Colette Glen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
Are your past experiences influencing your life today? Has a life changing event left you with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or relationship problems? Have you developed unhelpful coping patterns? .
A warm welcome to you. I am a Registered (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist working in private practice with adults who seek solutions for Anxiety, Trauma, Grief & Loss, and Relationship problems... I specialise in historical Childhood & Family issues; including Childhood Trauma, complicated Grief & Loss, and unhelpful patterns of coping.....My own experience of having counselling 20 years ago, led me on a journey to become a therapist, which remains today the most rewarding and privileged work I have ever done.
Are your past experiences influencing your life today? Has a life changing event left you with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or relationship problems? Have you developed unhelpful coping patterns? .
A warm welcome to you. I am a Registered (MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist working in private practice with adults who seek solutions for Anxiety, Trauma, Grief & Loss, and Relationship problems... I specialise in historical Childhood & Family issues; including Childhood Trauma, complicated Grief & Loss, and unhelpful patterns of coping.....My own experience of having counselling 20 years ago, led me on a journey to become a therapist, which remains today the most rewarding and privileged work I have ever done.
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David Timothy O'Hara
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buxton SK17
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed? Struggling with self-doubt, people-pleasing, or relationship issues? Life throws many challenges at us, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. You don’t have to struggle alone. If you’re reading this, you’re already thinking that things could be better. Each of us has the capacity for change and self-understanding when we are provided with a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Person-centered therapy offers a collaborative and empowering approach for self-awareness and personal growth.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed? Struggling with self-doubt, people-pleasing, or relationship issues? Life throws many challenges at us, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. You don’t have to struggle alone. If you’re reading this, you’re already thinking that things could be better. Each of us has the capacity for change and self-understanding when we are provided with a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Person-centered therapy offers a collaborative and empowering approach for self-awareness and personal growth.
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New Dawn New Days
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
We offer an affordable counselling service where we support clients who are experiencing a range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression & Relationship issues. All clients referring themselves to our services are offered a free 30 minute initial assessment call. These calls are completed by an experienced member of our team who will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have about accessing Counselling.
We offer an affordable counselling service where we support clients who are experiencing a range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression & Relationship issues. All clients referring themselves to our services are offered a free 30 minute initial assessment call. These calls are completed by an experienced member of our team who will be able to answer any questions or concerns you have about accessing Counselling.
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Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
I offer One to one Counselling for- Adult trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Life transition and Stress.
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
I offer One to one Counselling for- Adult trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Life transition and Stress.
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
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Derbyshire Music Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Music Therap.
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
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.
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Angela Williamson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
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Amy Walton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buxton SK17  (Online Only)
Modern life has become complex and ever-changing. It can leave you feeling unsatisfied or in distress without really knowing why. Things may just not feel right, or you may be battling an issue that you have been experiencing for years. You may have turned to ways of coping that you would like to change or explore. Counselling provides a safe space for you to unravel your thoughts and make sense of your world. I believe you are the expert of your experience; I will listen and assist you in exploring and understanding your world. Together we will work towards enabling you to live a life in line with your values and needs.
Modern life has become complex and ever-changing. It can leave you feeling unsatisfied or in distress without really knowing why. Things may just not feel right, or you may be battling an issue that you have been experiencing for years. You may have turned to ways of coping that you would like to change or explore. Counselling provides a safe space for you to unravel your thoughts and make sense of your world. I believe you are the expert of your experience; I will listen and assist you in exploring and understanding your world. Together we will work towards enabling you to live a life in line with your values and needs.
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Anne Therapy Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17  (Online Only)
Hi, I have been a counsellor for 24 yrs and supervisor for 14 yrs, working with adults and young people. My focus is very much on the client's needs and working at your pace, in a caring and safe way, looking at a wide range of short term, on-going and/or long term issues around trauma, stress, anxiety, phobias etc. which can affect your everyday life. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, which is known as a tapping tool, that can help you to overcome and let go of negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns, and reduce anxiety that allows you to feel more relaxed and able to cope with every day life.
Hi, I have been a counsellor for 24 yrs and supervisor for 14 yrs, working with adults and young people. My focus is very much on the client's needs and working at your pace, in a caring and safe way, looking at a wide range of short term, on-going and/or long term issues around trauma, stress, anxiety, phobias etc. which can affect your everyday life. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, which is known as a tapping tool, that can help you to overcome and let go of negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns, and reduce anxiety that allows you to feel more relaxed and able to cope with every day life.
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Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Buxton SK17
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
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Linda Szekely
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton DE6
Hello. My name is Linda and I am a qualified supervisor and Psychotherapist. I understand how hard it is to reach out for help, but through support and guidance things can change. If you are struggling to come to terms with something, or feel stressed, anxious, or feel like you are facing a challenge that you need support with, then please do get in touch. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a variety of difficulties.
Hello. My name is Linda and I am a qualified supervisor and Psychotherapist. I understand how hard it is to reach out for help, but through support and guidance things can change. If you are struggling to come to terms with something, or feel stressed, anxious, or feel like you are facing a challenge that you need support with, then please do get in touch. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a variety of difficulties.
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buxton DE6
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
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Jennifer @Need2Talk2Someone Counselling Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buxton SK17
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a busy student, professional, or parent feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find balance in life? Do you often find yourself anxious or worried about what others think? Maybe you've avoided difficult situations or felt stuck in negative thought patterns. Counselling can help! Let me guide you in understanding these challenges and developing the tools to tackle them head-on. Together, we can reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem, and build healthier coping mechanisms to create a more fulfilling life.
Are you a busy student, professional, or parent feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find balance in life? Do you often find yourself anxious or worried about what others think? Maybe you've avoided difficult situations or felt stuck in negative thought patterns. Counselling can help! Let me guide you in understanding these challenges and developing the tools to tackle them head-on. Together, we can reduce anxiety, improve self-esteem, and build healthier coping mechanisms to create a more fulfilling life.
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Heidi Francis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
I am able to offer support for a wide range of issues including but not limited to : Addiction, , Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Depression and Anxiety, Low Self -Esteem, Relationship issues ,Grief and Loss, EUPD, NPD and DID.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
I am able to offer support for a wide range of issues including but not limited to : Addiction, , Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Depression and Anxiety, Low Self -Esteem, Relationship issues ,Grief and Loss, EUPD, NPD and DID.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
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Lara Myers
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bakewell DE45
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
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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?
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Debra Newton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
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.
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Paul Gould
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matlock DE4
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.
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Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC)
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely in mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem, relationships and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely in mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem, relationships and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
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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.