Depression Counselling in Castleford

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Counselling with Pamela
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10  (Online Only)
I can help to support you with your Autism, ADHD. anxiety, depression or other concerns. I want to tell you that you're not alone in feeling unsure . or about talking openly about your feelings. I'd like to offer you the help and support you need. You don't have to feel alone, l can help you work through this time in a safe, trusting and confidential space, without any judgement.
I can help to support you with your Autism, ADHD. anxiety, depression or other concerns. I want to tell you that you're not alone in feeling unsure . or about talking openly about your feelings. I'd like to offer you the help and support you need. You don't have to feel alone, l can help you work through this time in a safe, trusting and confidential space, without any judgement.
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Becky Cooling - Holding Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Castleford WF10
I support clients with a variety of needs, and have particular experience and interest in a number of fields including anxiety & depression, bereavement, women’s health & menopause, long-term health conditions, and neurodiversity (including autism and ADHD).
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
I support clients with a variety of needs, and have particular experience and interest in a number of fields including anxiety & depression, bereavement, women’s health & menopause, long-term health conditions, and neurodiversity (including autism and ADHD).
Hi - my name is Becky, and I’m passionate about people and supporting them on their own personal journeys, helping them gain clarity around what’s going on in their life, and improving their mental health and wellbeing. I use what’s referred to as a person-centred approach, which is where you are central to the process of therapy. I create a safe, calm, and impartial environment to help you identify and explore the challenges you face, develop a better understanding of your situation, and facilitate change to deal with this in the future.
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Sanctuary Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
I support Couples, Adults and Young People experiencing issues with; relationships, stress, anxiety, school, self harm, panic attacks, depression, anger, loss & bereavement, family issues, self esteem, bullying, workplace issues, gambling, domestic abuse, exam stress etc.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
I support Couples, Adults and Young People experiencing issues with; relationships, stress, anxiety, school, self harm, panic attacks, depression, anger, loss & bereavement, family issues, self esteem, bullying, workplace issues, gambling, domestic abuse, exam stress etc.
I believe that all of us need help sometimes with difficult issues in our lives. It may be something from your past or present or you may be trying to cope with life’s daily stresses. What would be your personal goal for therapy? Is there something you want to resolve in your life for a better future and a better you? Call me to discuss your needs. I am CRUSE Bereavement & Couples trained & have worked in education for 21 years supporting young people.
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Alison Swindin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Castleford WF10
With professional training, qualifications and experience plus I a personal insight as to the challenges of being an unintentional long-term carer, I empathetically guide people who are facing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem/confidence, and bereavement.
A warm welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. I provide a compassionate space for individuals and couples to express themselves, navigate life’s hurdles, and find adaptive coping methods. As a qualified person-centred counsellor, I’m dedicated to your journey of healing and growth. Choose between online sessions or face-to-face sessions in Darrington, Pontefract or Wakefield City Centre(Daytime only) I offer a free 20-minute introductory call to begin our work together if requested..
With professional training, qualifications and experience plus I a personal insight as to the challenges of being an unintentional long-term carer, I empathetically guide people who are facing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, low self-esteem/confidence, and bereavement.
A warm welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. I provide a compassionate space for individuals and couples to express themselves, navigate life’s hurdles, and find adaptive coping methods. As a qualified person-centred counsellor, I’m dedicated to your journey of healing and growth. Choose between online sessions or face-to-face sessions in Darrington, Pontefract or Wakefield City Centre(Daytime only) I offer a free 20-minute introductory call to begin our work together if requested..
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Shanne Evans
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
Do you struggle to overcome loss or grieve after a bereavement? Is worry, overthinking, anxiety or depression stopping you? Are you stuck in your life or relationship and need to find a way to move forward or do you seem to have lost sight of each other? Perhaps you struggle to find the motivation, or simply want to talk about anything your would to change or understand. Then why not give counselling, hypnotherapy or coaching with me a chance.
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Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Jayne French
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castleford WF10
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and I also have thirty years coaching experience helping adults move forward with their health and career. I can offer face to face, zoom or telephone sessions. I believe strongly in providing an environment and the support to help you feel safe and comfortable so that you can work through your issues at a pace that suits you, enabling you to consider your options and make decisions that feel right for you moving forward.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and I also have thirty years coaching experience helping adults move forward with their health and career. I can offer face to face, zoom or telephone sessions. I believe strongly in providing an environment and the support to help you feel safe and comfortable so that you can work through your issues at a pace that suits you, enabling you to consider your options and make decisions that feel right for you moving forward.
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Jane Abbey - Inspired2BU
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
Whatever the reason you are coming to therapy, it’s important to me. You may simply feel “stuck” with a life situation or perhaps you have been struggling with fear, doubt, anxiety, low self image. I’ll aim to help you navigate a way through your thoughts and feeling and reactions to help you make sense of them. I am told often, that I am very warm and approachable. Together we will work out the issues and resolve in a way that is positive and helpful & healing for your wellbeing. We might even have some fun too! Let’s talk soon and get you back on track!
Whatever the reason you are coming to therapy, it’s important to me. You may simply feel “stuck” with a life situation or perhaps you have been struggling with fear, doubt, anxiety, low self image. I’ll aim to help you navigate a way through your thoughts and feeling and reactions to help you make sense of them. I am told often, that I am very warm and approachable. Together we will work out the issues and resolve in a way that is positive and helpful & healing for your wellbeing. We might even have some fun too! Let’s talk soon and get you back on track!
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Talking with Gwynne
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
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SJR Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castleford WF10
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
My name is Sam, I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I understand how difficult the decision to seek counselling can be through my own experience. You may feel unsure whether it's the right move for your child and how long they can continue to cope on their own. So many questions you may have, you may feel you and your child are a burden to family and friends and don't know who to turn to. Worried about returning to school/college or starting a new one, impacts of Covid, social isolation, family issues and relationships causing anxieties and stress which may affect day to day life, I can help.
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Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10  (Online Only)
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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REAP Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oakwood LS8
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
There is no need to feel you have to cope on your own because I have over 30 years of experience of delivering counselling for various addictions, anxiety, depression, sexual identity, couple counselling, bereavement and loss. I can deliver clinical supervision and counselling individuals, couples, groups as well as to diploma students. My service is tailor made where sessions can be held at any preferred venue at a time and day suitable to you. We can work your issues out together.
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Sandeep Kaur
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
CBT is the recommended treatment for depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias (including agoraphobia and claustrophobia).
Online Therapy Only; I am currently working with clients on an online basis only via email, instant messaging, voice only and/or video. My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. You are the expert on you’re life and through the relationship built together we draw on your strengths and attributes. I am passionate about providing a space where you can be open, comfortable and feel validated. My aim is to support you to live the life you love to live, through healing, having healthy relationships, coping strategies and processing difficult emotions.
CBT is the recommended treatment for depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias (including agoraphobia and claustrophobia).
Online Therapy Only; I am currently working with clients on an online basis only via email, instant messaging, voice only and/or video. My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. You are the expert on you’re life and through the relationship built together we draw on your strengths and attributes. I am passionate about providing a space where you can be open, comfortable and feel validated. My aim is to support you to live the life you love to live, through healing, having healthy relationships, coping strategies and processing difficult emotions.
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Heather Howard-Thompson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1
I work with a range of conditions including stress, depression, anxiety disorders; trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues etc.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
I work with a range of conditions including stress, depression, anxiety disorders; trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues etc.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Serena Ayub
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8  (Online Only)
As a survivor of depression, br assured I know what its like to be on this side.
The connection and sharing of self, is the most humbling of experiences, but admittedly a little scary. . Be open to the idea that change occurs around us and help is available. I want you to feel supported at every step, and experience having your voice heard and your feelings understood. I offer both short -and long-term therapy. I am an integrative, trauma-informed therapist, which means I utilise a variety of different techniques dependant on what may be most beneficial to you and the issues you'd like to work on. My clients describe me as friendly, and caring.
As a survivor of depression, br assured I know what its like to be on this side.
The connection and sharing of self, is the most humbling of experiences, but admittedly a little scary. . Be open to the idea that change occurs around us and help is available. I want you to feel supported at every step, and experience having your voice heard and your feelings understood. I offer both short -and long-term therapy. I am an integrative, trauma-informed therapist, which means I utilise a variety of different techniques dependant on what may be most beneficial to you and the issues you'd like to work on. My clients describe me as friendly, and caring.
0113 519 1952 View 0113 519 1952
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Jen Mak
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
The loss of people or things can bring anxiety and depression as we struggle to take care of our own needs and wellbeing. By focusing on the root of the matter, we can make some lasting and meaningful changes. The way we talk to others and ourselves is a window to what’s going on inside. My counselling space, ‘A Space For’, is a place for you to explore what that is. We can be too easily swept up in the day-to-day and in our long ingrained habits and beliefs that it takes dedicated time and focus to unravel what really is causing us pain, the grudges and guilt.
The loss of people or things can bring anxiety and depression as we struggle to take care of our own needs and wellbeing. By focusing on the root of the matter, we can make some lasting and meaningful changes. The way we talk to others and ourselves is a window to what’s going on inside. My counselling space, ‘A Space For’, is a place for you to explore what that is. We can be too easily swept up in the day-to-day and in our long ingrained habits and beliefs that it takes dedicated time and focus to unravel what really is causing us pain, the grudges and guilt.
01937 227428 View 01937 227428
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Dawn Denham
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and sometimes stressful situations, thoughts and feelings may stop us from doing the things we enjoy. We may be feeling anxious, depressed or just overwhelmed and want to change that but do not know how. I believe that having a regular opportunity to be heard, understood and process our emotions helps us to build a better understanding and greater awareness of our situation.
Life can be challenging and sometimes stressful situations, thoughts and feelings may stop us from doing the things we enjoy. We may be feeling anxious, depressed or just overwhelmed and want to change that but do not know how. I believe that having a regular opportunity to be heard, understood and process our emotions helps us to build a better understanding and greater awareness of our situation.
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Sarah Greaves Counselling MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1
I specialise in (though not limited to) the emotional impact of gender and societal expectations, having many years experience of the impact of domestic violence, bullying, abuse, ante/postnatal depression, parenting and menopause.
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
I specialise in (though not limited to) the emotional impact of gender and societal expectations, having many years experience of the impact of domestic violence, bullying, abuse, ante/postnatal depression, parenting and menopause.
I'm an extensively experienced, fully qualified BACP registered counsellor for adults and young people. I work with everyone individually, helping you to explore and make sense of your feelings, needs and relationships, and make positive changes in your life. The world can sometimes feel stressful and we can feel sad, confused, disconnected and stuck. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use different methods and techniques to help you explore your needs, uncertainties and fears. I work inclusively and respectfully, validating and accepting your individuality. I am happy to chat with you before booking a session.
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Dr Beata (Bea) Michalska
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
For the past ten years I have been helping individuals, couples and families with mental health difficulties. My professional journey includes over 8 years of NHS practice, big chunk of it dedicated to helping those on psychiatric wards. Now I work mainly in my private practice. Typical problems that I have experience treating include depression, anxiety, OCD, adjustment difficulties, trauma/PTSD, stress and relationship difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a personal journey, a chance to get to know yourself better, a safe space to explore and to grow. My interests lie in a human, in embodied experience and in the process.
For the past ten years I have been helping individuals, couples and families with mental health difficulties. My professional journey includes over 8 years of NHS practice, big chunk of it dedicated to helping those on psychiatric wards. Now I work mainly in my private practice. Typical problems that I have experience treating include depression, anxiety, OCD, adjustment difficulties, trauma/PTSD, stress and relationship difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a personal journey, a chance to get to know yourself better, a safe space to explore and to grow. My interests lie in a human, in embodied experience and in the process.
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Katherine Banner
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I specialise in the area of feeling 'overwhelmed', 'high anxiety' and your mental health feeling ignored. I am here to support these questions in life: -How can I feel like my self again? -How can I feel calmer? -how can I regain my autonomy -How can I start to trust again? My experience of working with the conscious and unconscious patterns in our life and relationships, enables us to gain a deeper understanding of what is impacting you. I work in a range of areas from high anxiety, bereavement, depression and psychological neglect.
I specialise in the area of feeling 'overwhelmed', 'high anxiety' and your mental health feeling ignored. I am here to support these questions in life: -How can I feel like my self again? -How can I feel calmer? -how can I regain my autonomy -How can I start to trust again? My experience of working with the conscious and unconscious patterns in our life and relationships, enables us to gain a deeper understanding of what is impacting you. I work in a range of areas from high anxiety, bereavement, depression and psychological neglect.
01325 809265 View 01325 809265

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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.