Depression Counselling in Dronfield

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Dr Stacey Lavda
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
, anxiety, depression) and those with more complex needs, such as trauma and dissociation.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist. I have been practicing in the NHS for 14+ years, and now also offer private sessions in a warm and welcoming clinic environment. We all have times in our life when we struggle with our emotions, mental well-being and relationships, or feel we have lost touch with who we are and what is important to us. Difficult experiences, now or in the past, can leave us feeling low in mood, anxious or with fluctuating emotions. If you feel this way then I hope to be able to help you.
, anxiety, depression) and those with more complex needs, such as trauma and dissociation.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist. I have been practicing in the NHS for 14+ years, and now also offer private sessions in a warm and welcoming clinic environment. We all have times in our life when we struggle with our emotions, mental well-being and relationships, or feel we have lost touch with who we are and what is important to us. Difficult experiences, now or in the past, can leave us feeling low in mood, anxious or with fluctuating emotions. If you feel this way then I hope to be able to help you.
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dronfield S18  (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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Dawn White - Chesterfield Sheffield Dronfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
I understand how hard the first step can be to ask for help, sometimes you just want to be heard and listened too, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated with moving your life forward. You may be feeling confused, and unsure about where your life is heading. I can help you become stronger and find new ways of coping, whilst understanding yourself, and others around you. You are a unique person and have already begun your unique journey of recovery, I am passionate about you taking back control over your life. I aim to support you through this by tailoring my approach to you.
I understand how hard the first step can be to ask for help, sometimes you just want to be heard and listened too, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated with moving your life forward. You may be feeling confused, and unsure about where your life is heading. I can help you become stronger and find new ways of coping, whilst understanding yourself, and others around you. You are a unique person and have already begun your unique journey of recovery, I am passionate about you taking back control over your life. I aim to support you through this by tailoring my approach to you.
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Christian Scott Perrin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18  (Online Only)
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
Do you feel as though you're 'stuck' in a place you'd rather not be? Do you feel as though life is becoming gradually less enjoyable? Do you find yourself asking 'is this it'? I've felt that way too - most people have. I help people realise that unwanted thoughts, feelings, and circumstances can, and do, change. We often define ourselves through our fears, insecurities, and anxieties and in doing so create a mental prison around ourselves. Common behaviours such as resistance and avoidance can make this even worse. Using traditional psychotherapy techniques, I focus on releasing people from these kinds of emotional chains.
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James Bawden
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
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Zoe Hilbert
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
Feeling doubtful about your worth, questioning if you're good enough and battling with critical thoughts can be a daily struggle. It can take great courage to push past negative self-talk, to seek counselling and prioritise your own well-being. Whether you would like to explore a specific issue or understand yourself better, I offer a welcoming space where you can explore the difficulties you're experiencing at your own pace. Everyone that I work with is seen as unique, each possessing their own inner resources and an inbuilt ability to thrive and grow. I will meet you with warmth and listen with genuine care.
Feeling doubtful about your worth, questioning if you're good enough and battling with critical thoughts can be a daily struggle. It can take great courage to push past negative self-talk, to seek counselling and prioritise your own well-being. Whether you would like to explore a specific issue or understand yourself better, I offer a welcoming space where you can explore the difficulties you're experiencing at your own pace. Everyone that I work with is seen as unique, each possessing their own inner resources and an inbuilt ability to thrive and grow. I will meet you with warmth and listen with genuine care.
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Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
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Juliett Barrott
Counsellor, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
0114 478 2540 View 0114 478 2540
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Nicola Donaldson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Owler Bar S17
There are so many reasons why people might seek therapy: you may feel low or depressed, anxious, or stressed, or perhaps need help in making sense of your life. Human issues and experiences can touch and affect us in unique ways: loss, grief, abuse, relationships (past or present), life changes, loneliness or trauma, and therapy can provide a space to help you explore and make sense of these issues.
There are so many reasons why people might seek therapy: you may feel low or depressed, anxious, or stressed, or perhaps need help in making sense of your life. Human issues and experiences can touch and affect us in unique ways: loss, grief, abuse, relationships (past or present), life changes, loneliness or trauma, and therapy can provide a space to help you explore and make sense of these issues.
0114 697 7070 View 0114 697 7070
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Julia Slek Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
Welcome! Are you looking for someone to listen and support you as you navigate through your feelings and challenges? I'm here to help. My name is Julia, and I am a qualified counsellor with a special focus on bereavement counselling. I have spent many years helping clients and their families cope with loss, palliative care, and life-limiting illness. I am also trained to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.
Welcome! Are you looking for someone to listen and support you as you navigate through your feelings and challenges? I'm here to help. My name is Julia, and I am a qualified counsellor with a special focus on bereavement counselling. I have spent many years helping clients and their families cope with loss, palliative care, and life-limiting illness. I am also trained to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.
0114 697 6660 View 0114 697 6660
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Philip Anthony Carr
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
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Hannah Daniels
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S1
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. I currently work in the NHS, in adult mental health services and I also work in private practice. As a Psychologist, I offer evidence-based assessments, formulation and psychological interventions for a wide range of difficulties, which might include; anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship difficulties.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. I currently work in the NHS, in adult mental health services and I also work in private practice. As a Psychologist, I offer evidence-based assessments, formulation and psychological interventions for a wide range of difficulties, which might include; anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship difficulties.
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Maggie Spark @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S17  (Online Only)
I offer one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, generalised anxiety, body dysmorphia, and OCD.
My name is Maggie and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist-in-training at Lantern Psychotherapy. Lantern Psychotherapy are a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality online therapy, enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. I have many years' experience of providing therapy in the NHS, and I currently work as Deputy Programme Director for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Sheffield alongside my private practice.
I offer one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, generalised anxiety, body dysmorphia, and OCD.
My name is Maggie and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist-in-training at Lantern Psychotherapy. Lantern Psychotherapy are a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality online therapy, enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. I have many years' experience of providing therapy in the NHS, and I currently work as Deputy Programme Director for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Sheffield alongside my private practice.
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Susan Coldwell Counselling and Supervision Online
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
I work with survivors of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, building trust to create a safe helping relationship where people can work through complex emotions and traumatic experiences giving rise to depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem and mental health problems.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
I work with survivors of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, building trust to create a safe helping relationship where people can work through complex emotions and traumatic experiences giving rise to depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem and mental health problems.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
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Lilian Clesham
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
Welcome! . Life can be hard and challenging sometimes. The uncertain times we live give arise to anxiety, fear and often confusion. It might help to talk to explore your inner landscape and be supported in your understanding and choices that might be open to you. It takes courage sometimes to live life- change always take great courage. Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey where I help you into a different, perhaps more satisfying relationship with yourself. You might want to set goals, heal past hurts, find new ways of dealing the past and prepare for a different future.
Welcome! . Life can be hard and challenging sometimes. The uncertain times we live give arise to anxiety, fear and often confusion. It might help to talk to explore your inner landscape and be supported in your understanding and choices that might be open to you. It takes courage sometimes to live life- change always take great courage. Psychotherapy is a collaborative journey where I help you into a different, perhaps more satisfying relationship with yourself. You might want to set goals, heal past hurts, find new ways of dealing the past and prepare for a different future.
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Lee Raven
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
0114 697 7711 View 0114 697 7711
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Tanya Dobrovolskis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
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M. E. Rebello
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
0114 697 3987 View 0114 697 3987
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Suzy Henry
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Coal Aston S18
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
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Nikki Ellen
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or stress? Are you easily triggered, often on edge and unable to fully enjoy your life? I'm an accredited, experienced Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Therapist, with extensive experience of working with anxiety and stress, particularly when the anxiety is a symptom of trauma. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults have experienced one traumatic event. However, it is less well known that anxiety can be symptom of trauma. Counselling provides you with a confidential, professional space to help you understand the root of your anxiety; EMDR enables traumatic memories to be processed.
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or stress? Are you easily triggered, often on edge and unable to fully enjoy your life? I'm an accredited, experienced Integrative Counsellor and EMDR Therapist, with extensive experience of working with anxiety and stress, particularly when the anxiety is a symptom of trauma. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults have experienced one traumatic event. However, it is less well known that anxiety can be symptom of trauma. Counselling provides you with a confidential, professional space to help you understand the root of your anxiety; EMDR enables traumatic memories to be processed.
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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.