Depression Counselling in Liverpool

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Photo of Peter Banczyk, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Peter Banczyk
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1  (Online Only)
While Doctors make up around 40% of my clients, I have helped people from all walks of life in my 24 years of practice, and if you are looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist, I may be right for you. I can help with; attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, overwork / work stress, personal relationships, and more. A healthy self-relationship is, I believe, a much neglected and misunderstood area and one I help many people with each year. Video sessions can be an easy way to access a skilled practitioner with 20+ years of experience. You can find out more information about me on my website and read my blog.
While Doctors make up around 40% of my clients, I have helped people from all walks of life in my 24 years of practice, and if you are looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist, I may be right for you. I can help with; attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, overwork / work stress, personal relationships, and more. A healthy self-relationship is, I believe, a much neglected and misunderstood area and one I help many people with each year. Video sessions can be an easy way to access a skilled practitioner with 20+ years of experience. You can find out more information about me on my website and read my blog.
0151 318 7790 View 0151 318 7790
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Just Human Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L8
When you feel stuck, unsure of what to do, perpetually anxious, depressed, apathetic, angry, ashamed, guilty, sad or hurt, it can feel impossible to imagine how to get through from day to day, and it can make you feel hopeless or as though you don’t know yourself.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
When you feel stuck, unsure of what to do, perpetually anxious, depressed, apathetic, angry, ashamed, guilty, sad or hurt, it can feel impossible to imagine how to get through from day to day, and it can make you feel hopeless or as though you don’t know yourself.
I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor and a clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the BACP. I always work with my clients in a way that allows them to feel safe, valued and respected. I facilitate spaces that allow my clients to lead sessions and explore their feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment. Together we work to reach their best self, both psychologically and physiologically, no matter what their concerns are.
0151 318 0469 View 0151 318 0469
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Angela Byrne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L17
I am a Clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience, working with patients in Clinical Research at the University of Liverpool. Research shows that whilst we all face challenges, the thoughts we are believing causes the anxiety depression etc. Simply put, if we believe our thoughts, we suffer. This enquiry method also called The Work by Byron Katie Inc. allows you to question those painful thoughts in this therapy, to see if they are even trued for you This therapy is available on a global scale with outstanding reviews. My aim is to make is accessible in the Merseyside.
I am a Clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience, working with patients in Clinical Research at the University of Liverpool. Research shows that whilst we all face challenges, the thoughts we are believing causes the anxiety depression etc. Simply put, if we believe our thoughts, we suffer. This enquiry method also called The Work by Byron Katie Inc. allows you to question those painful thoughts in this therapy, to see if they are even trued for you This therapy is available on a global scale with outstanding reviews. My aim is to make is accessible in the Merseyside.
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Dr Anthony McSherry
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L24
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
0151 453 6294 View 0151 453 6294
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Equilibrium Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience and trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, completing my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at The University of Salford. I am particularly experienced and skilled in working with people suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems. Additionally i have spcific experience of helping adults with ADHD who need help to manage symptoms such as problems with organisation, time management, organisation, planning and anger management.
0151 318 0852 View 0151 318 0852
Photo of Pauline Ronan, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Pauline Ronan
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Liverpool L22
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
Have you been suffering for too long with feeling of anxiety, or re-occurring depression, perhaps a trauma or anger, maybe strong emotions or negative thinking that is stopping you from living life the way that you would like to live? As a therapist and teacher, I use a Human Givens model as it is based on cutting edge science, neurobiology and findings from psychology. The model is designed to allow adults/teenagers/ to step forward in their lives, quickly. The therapy is designed to be brief and will focus on getting you in a more positive way of thinking. Why not drop me a line and we can have a 15 mins, no obligation chat?
0151 453 7581 View 0151 453 7581
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Jamie Burns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L12
Feeling anxious or stressed? Suffering with depression or low self-esteem? Having family, work or life related issues? Believe you have or have been given a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism and would like to know more about it? Do you have addiction issues? Or problems from the past you would like to explore. I am here to support you.
Feeling anxious or stressed? Suffering with depression or low self-esteem? Having family, work or life related issues? Believe you have or have been given a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism and would like to know more about it? Do you have addiction issues? Or problems from the past you would like to explore. I am here to support you.
0151 453 0819 View 0151 453 0819
Photo of Nicola Gwilym, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Nicola Gwilym
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L26
I have many years of experience working with children & young people as well as adults. I can support children to reduce their anxiety, build self esteem & resilience as well as supporting them with change & loss. I can build trust quickly. I use creative & play therapy to support children & young people. As an adult, you might be struggling with self worth, depression and/or anxiety which might be stopping you living the life you want. I will work with you to try and change this. I will support you through loss, whether it be from bereavement, separation/divorce or changes in your job/career situation, friendship or family.
I have many years of experience working with children & young people as well as adults. I can support children to reduce their anxiety, build self esteem & resilience as well as supporting them with change & loss. I can build trust quickly. I use creative & play therapy to support children & young people. As an adult, you might be struggling with self worth, depression and/or anxiety which might be stopping you living the life you want. I will work with you to try and change this. I will support you through loss, whether it be from bereavement, separation/divorce or changes in your job/career situation, friendship or family.
01928 244560 View 01928 244560
Photo of Angie Randles, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Angie Randles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L36  (Online Only)
I work with clients with many issues including bereavement, exploring traumas, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, alcohol issues, depression & anxiety.
I am Angie, I'm a qualified Person-Centred and CBT Therapist with additional training in bereavement and trauma. I currently work with adults but I have also worked with Children and Young People. Sometimes investing in others may come easier than investing in yourself, but counselling can be the biggest investment we can make for ourselves and can change our lives for the better.
I work with clients with many issues including bereavement, exploring traumas, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, alcohol issues, depression & anxiety.
I am Angie, I'm a qualified Person-Centred and CBT Therapist with additional training in bereavement and trauma. I currently work with adults but I have also worked with Children and Young People. Sometimes investing in others may come easier than investing in yourself, but counselling can be the biggest investment we can make for ourselves and can change our lives for the better.
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Photo of Kerry Traynier, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Kerry Traynier
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
I am a Person-Centred Experiential (PCE) Therapist with a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a MSc in Psychology. I have worked alongside clients in different settings including private practice, volunteering and the NHS. This has enabled me to build and enhance my skills and experience in working with different emotional distresses such as stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. The non-directive talking therapy I am trained within is focused upon creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which an individual can feel secure and able to process emotions and experiences and to build self-awareness and self-growth.
01767 667244 View 01767 667244
Photo of Sue Christine Grace Whelan, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Sue Christine Grace Whelan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L25
Hi, my name is Sue. Would you like to feel seen, heard, understood and accepted? Would you like to start gaining more insight into why you feel and think the way you do, and as a result move closer to mastering your emotions and finding peace? Would you like to say what you really think and feel in confidence without being judged? Would you like to improve your self esteem and move towards feeling more empowered? Do you feel overwhelmed, isolated and misunderstood? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, constant negative thinking (coupled with feelings of fear and anger?) If so, maybe it’s time to talk in a safe space.
Hi, my name is Sue. Would you like to feel seen, heard, understood and accepted? Would you like to start gaining more insight into why you feel and think the way you do, and as a result move closer to mastering your emotions and finding peace? Would you like to say what you really think and feel in confidence without being judged? Would you like to improve your self esteem and move towards feeling more empowered? Do you feel overwhelmed, isolated and misunderstood? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, constant negative thinking (coupled with feelings of fear and anger?) If so, maybe it’s time to talk in a safe space.
0151 453 6481 View 0151 453 6481
Photo of Deborah Paula Lavelle, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Deborah Paula Lavelle
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Liverpool L13
I help people who are looking to overcome a range of emotions and challenges such as low self esteem, anxiety, and depression supporting you through difficult times to make changes and move forward.
Welcome to Your Space Therapy, a safe space to contact someone who can assist you in making sense of the world around you. I provide Clients with a safe and confidential environment in Liverpool (Old Swan area), where we can explore your thoughts and feelings with no judgement. I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and provide a one on one service to suit all individuals.
I help people who are looking to overcome a range of emotions and challenges such as low self esteem, anxiety, and depression supporting you through difficult times to make changes and move forward.
Welcome to Your Space Therapy, a safe space to contact someone who can assist you in making sense of the world around you. I provide Clients with a safe and confidential environment in Liverpool (Old Swan area), where we can explore your thoughts and feelings with no judgement. I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and provide a one on one service to suit all individuals.
0151 453 2851 View 0151 453 2851
Photo of James Ward Counselling, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
James Ward Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L7
I work with all presenting issues such as OCD all forms, depression, anxiety all forms such as health anxiety, gad , etc , relationship issues , loss and grief, addictions, anger issues/management, etc .
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
I work with all presenting issues such as OCD all forms, depression, anxiety all forms such as health anxiety, gad , etc , relationship issues , loss and grief, addictions, anger issues/management, etc .
Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible face to face counselling and phone and zoom sessions due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street Integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT ) I Offer Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
0151 541 3741 View 0151 541 3741
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Melissa King
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L2
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
Hi welcome to my profile! My name is Melissa and I am a person-centred therapist able to work with individuals aged 16+. I strongly believe that mental health is just as important as physical health. No matter how difficult things may seem, I am here to support you through the obstacles that you may be facing. Therapy helped me through my own issues with binge eating, stress, depression, and anxiety. I now enjoy helping others to heal through therapy.
01767 667223 View 01767 667223
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Michelle Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L18
I have worked with clients with many issues, such as, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
I have worked with clients with many issues, such as, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
My name is Michelle, and I am a person-centred counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist. Life can seem unmanageable at times, and you might find yourself reading this because you are dealing with an issue that feels overwhelming. Whatever the reason may be, you are not alone. People seek counselling for different reasons, from stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, childhood trauma and relationship issues, to name but a few. Counselling can support you to help yourself in a way that acknowledges feelings and helps you to understand yourself better, aiding you to make positive lasting changes in your life.
01923 961749 View 01923 961749
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Lesley Rimmer - RR Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L9  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult times in our lives, suffering anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship issues, grief, bereavement, physical illness, emotional/physical abuse, low mood, and low motivation, to name just a few of the reasons people come to therapy. At times we will feel like we don’t want to ‘burden’ people with how we feel so we try to push through and carry on, we try to pretend all is ok, we try and cope by putting on a smile and a brave face, often we simply find we are unable to move forward and feel stuck.
We all experience difficult times in our lives, suffering anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship issues, grief, bereavement, physical illness, emotional/physical abuse, low mood, and low motivation, to name just a few of the reasons people come to therapy. At times we will feel like we don’t want to ‘burden’ people with how we feel so we try to push through and carry on, we try to pretend all is ok, we try and cope by putting on a smile and a brave face, often we simply find we are unable to move forward and feel stuck.
01229 260428 View 01229 260428
Photo of Paula Filipowicz, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Paula Filipowicz
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Liverpool L9  (Online Only)
Through evidence-based techniques, I offer practical strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.
Do you want to manage your stress, feel happier, and be more confident within yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to navigate life's challenges alone? I will listen to you without any judgment, help you understand where your difficulties may be coming from. Whether it's managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, or enhancing self-esteem, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and healing. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, cultivate resilience, and empower you to live a more fulfilling life. Reach out today and take the first step towards your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Through evidence-based techniques, I offer practical strategies to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.
Do you want to manage your stress, feel happier, and be more confident within yourself? Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling to navigate life's challenges alone? I will listen to you without any judgment, help you understand where your difficulties may be coming from. Whether it's managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, or enhancing self-esteem, my goal is to provide a safe space for exploration and healing. Let's work together to uncover your strengths, cultivate resilience, and empower you to live a more fulfilling life. Reach out today and take the first step towards your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
0151 453 2868 View 0151 453 2868
Photo of Dr Joanne Lacey, Psychotherapist in Liverpool, England
Dr Joanne Lacey
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Liverpool L3
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
I offer leading edge psychotherapies and neuro-cognitive therapies for mind, mood and body. Working holistically with the physical affect of life experiences, emotions and thoughts is the future of therapy. Working in a holistic integrated way works at a deeper level to drive lasting change, whether we are working through anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem issues, relationship, family or work stresses. I am an integrated therapist, which means that I am highly trained in different approaches, enabling us to work flexibly and select the best treatment plan for you.
0151 318 0502 View 0151 318 0502
Photo of Deborah Anne Spencer, Counsellor in Liverpool, England
Deborah Anne Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Liverpool L1
Hi, my name is Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are reading you have already taken the first step...I provide counselling for children, young people, adults. I also provide support for families to meet their identified needs. I work with many presenting issues, such as; anxiety, abuse, loss & bereavement, isolation, depression, exploitation, low mood, relationships, self harm, self worth, stress and many others. I also provide Clinical Supervision to therapists and practitioners. Additional to this I provide EAP Counselling. When individuals seek counselling they have identified that they no longer want to feel sad, lonely, hurt, struggling with day to day life. They want to feel well again, feel happy & positive, be able to focus and plan for the future, improve their wellbeing...
Hi, my name is Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are reading you have already taken the first step...I provide counselling for children, young people, adults. I also provide support for families to meet their identified needs. I work with many presenting issues, such as; anxiety, abuse, loss & bereavement, isolation, depression, exploitation, low mood, relationships, self harm, self worth, stress and many others. I also provide Clinical Supervision to therapists and practitioners. Additional to this I provide EAP Counselling. When individuals seek counselling they have identified that they no longer want to feel sad, lonely, hurt, struggling with day to day life. They want to feel well again, feel happy & positive, be able to focus and plan for the future, improve their wellbeing...
01928 244569 View 01928 244569
Photo of Dr Omar A. Kowlessar, Psychologist in Liverpool, England
Dr Omar A. Kowlessar
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Liverpool L19
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
I have over 20 years experience of working in the area of Adult Mental Health, working with males and females across the entire life span cycle (teenagers to older adults) treating a variety of mental health difficulties, ranging from common mental health problems (depression, anxiety disorders) to severe and enduring mental health difficulties (psychosis, personality disorders). I currently work as a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and run a private therapy practice out of my office in Warrington (Cheshire) where I provide a range of services to the public. Please have a look at my clinic pictures.
01942 316263 View 01942 316263

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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.