Depression Counselling in North West London, London

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Whitney Shaw-Dale
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
Thank you for visiting my page. I am currently working online only. Life can present us with many challenges, some of which may be harder to deal with than others. I work with clients who have/are experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictive behaviours, and abuse to name a few, which can leave us feeling blocked, hopeless and unaware of what to do. I use an integrative approach to therapy which includes, gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT therapy to deepen awareness of these blocks and to help you make a healthy change.
020 3667 9096 View 020 3667 9096
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Bukola James
Counsellor
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6  (Online Only)
I am a qualified integratively trained Counsellor. I am experienced in dealing with adults, young people and teens on issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, Self-harming, suicidal ideations, spirituality, family relationship difficulties, peer problems at school, Trauma related to sexual assaults/abuse, romantic relationship problems, self-esteem. I work in private practice with adults and teens. I have also worked successfully with teenagers and young people in a school setting on issues such as above and have helped them achieve desired outcomes as I have been able to successfully gain their trust.
I am a qualified integratively trained Counsellor. I am experienced in dealing with adults, young people and teens on issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, Self-harming, suicidal ideations, spirituality, family relationship difficulties, peer problems at school, Trauma related to sexual assaults/abuse, romantic relationship problems, self-esteem. I work in private practice with adults and teens. I have also worked successfully with teenagers and young people in a school setting on issues such as above and have helped them achieve desired outcomes as I have been able to successfully gain their trust.
020 3319 1372 View 020 3319 1372
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Andrea Breninek C B T Online
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
"Depression is the common cold of psychopathology and has touched the lives of us all" (Dr Martin Seligman). In my 20 year experience as a CBT therapist I have learned that Seligman is right - everybody will experience at one point in their life depression, anxiety or another form of mental health problems. Some of us will manage on their own, some of us will need help. Seeking help for stress and mental health problems should not have any stigma attached to it - it is one way of dealing with the impact of living in an imperfect world.
020 3835 4681 View 020 3835 4681
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Bella Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
I have experience working with all sorts of issues, including depression, self-harm, abuse, bereavement, and much else.
About me: I combine a rigorous training at the University of Oxford with a gentle and compassionate approach to each individual client. We are all unique. So are the things we find painful or meaningful. The way forward will also be unique. I aim to provide a non-judgemental space in which we can identify how you might live a more rounded life. This is a gradual and meaningful journey towards some sense of healing, rather than a short-term alleviation of symptoms.
I have experience working with all sorts of issues, including depression, self-harm, abuse, bereavement, and much else.
About me: I combine a rigorous training at the University of Oxford with a gentle and compassionate approach to each individual client. We are all unique. So are the things we find painful or meaningful. The way forward will also be unique. I aim to provide a non-judgemental space in which we can identify how you might live a more rounded life. This is a gradual and meaningful journey towards some sense of healing, rather than a short-term alleviation of symptoms.
020 7078 8662 View 020 7078 8662
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Arezu Nikukar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW9  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, and bereavement.
I am an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I offer a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences, transform old patterns, and discover new possibilities. I equip you with the skills needed to conquer your current and future emotional and behavioural challenges.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family issues, and bereavement.
I am an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I offer a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space where you can explore your experiences, transform old patterns, and discover new possibilities. I equip you with the skills needed to conquer your current and future emotional and behavioural challenges.
020 3375 6649 View 020 3375 6649
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Marcia Gamsu
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
I'm a down to earth, warm and proactive psychotherapist with over 15 years experience of therapy, working with both individuals and couples. I try to be very engaged when I work I work whilst at the same time giving you the space to think in your way and in your own time. I work with depression, anxiety, isolation, life dilemmas and relationship and sexual issues. You may decide to have a one off session, a short course of sessions or longer term therapy. Sessions are usually once a week or once every two weeks.
I'm a down to earth, warm and proactive psychotherapist with over 15 years experience of therapy, working with both individuals and couples. I try to be very engaged when I work I work whilst at the same time giving you the space to think in your way and in your own time. I work with depression, anxiety, isolation, life dilemmas and relationship and sexual issues. You may decide to have a one off session, a short course of sessions or longer term therapy. Sessions are usually once a week or once every two weeks.
07480 537452 View 07480 537452
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Aisha Rachel Paez-Benguigui
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
My main specialty is working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout, life/work balance and life changing events.
Looking to learn more about yourself? Would you like to address a particular mood or thoughts that are consuming your mind? Our unconscious mind can influence us more than we think... "what you resist persists" If you are tired of feeling stuck, going around in circles trying to figure out how to make the “right” choices for yourself, feel more balanced and mindful, then is time to take actions. In our sessions we would work together exploring meaning beyond current and past situations to support awareness and inner freedom so you can achieve your goals and choose to become who you want to be .
My main specialty is working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout, life/work balance and life changing events.
Looking to learn more about yourself? Would you like to address a particular mood or thoughts that are consuming your mind? Our unconscious mind can influence us more than we think... "what you resist persists" If you are tired of feeling stuck, going around in circles trying to figure out how to make the “right” choices for yourself, feel more balanced and mindful, then is time to take actions. In our sessions we would work together exploring meaning beyond current and past situations to support awareness and inner freedom so you can achieve your goals and choose to become who you want to be .
07480 784327 View 07480 784327
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Ben Harris
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5
I've helped many clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress and suicidality.
If you are in pain and willing to work hard, then I might be the person you need. I'm experienced at helping people with a wide range of issues and have a proven track-record of collaborative working to reduce suffering and enhance awareness. Whatever the nature of your pain the core of this work is self-expression and self-exploration to find a freer, healthier way to be in the world. This involves a balance of self-acceptance and change. I will be deeply present along side you in this exploration.
I've helped many clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress and suicidality.
If you are in pain and willing to work hard, then I might be the person you need. I'm experienced at helping people with a wide range of issues and have a proven track-record of collaborative working to reduce suffering and enhance awareness. Whatever the nature of your pain the core of this work is self-expression and self-exploration to find a freer, healthier way to be in the world. This involves a balance of self-acceptance and change. I will be deeply present along side you in this exploration.
020 3962 1099 View 020 3962 1099
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Sílvia Meneses-Bueno
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW3
Please use WHATSApp to contact me as I am abroad. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist, BACP member. I am also a Psychosynthesis psychotherapist, life coach, and I am completing a Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology. I work with issues of depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, spiritual crisis and other blockages and traumas. I practice meditation, especially pranayama (breathing meditation), which I can incorporate within the session, if you so choose. Walking therapy in the enchanted Hampstead Heath is also a possibility you might prefer.
Please use WHATSApp to contact me as I am abroad. I am a qualified Integrative Therapist, BACP member. I am also a Psychosynthesis psychotherapist, life coach, and I am completing a Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology. I work with issues of depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, low self-esteem, family issues, spiritual crisis and other blockages and traumas. I practice meditation, especially pranayama (breathing meditation), which I can incorporate within the session, if you so choose. Walking therapy in the enchanted Hampstead Heath is also a possibility you might prefer.
07507 654869 View 07507 654869
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Pat Capel
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
Are you or your loved ones struggling with difficulties like depression, anxiety or trauma? Do you have difficulties getting to or staying asleep? Tricky relationships or situations at work or at home can cause stress and anxiety. For your children, the difficulties could be about school and university. I enjoy working with adults and young people who are finding life a little tricky. My 30 year career in the classroom means I understand adolescents and their difficulties. My aim is to help you identify the areas that are difficult and then to find strategies and solutions to overcome these.
Are you or your loved ones struggling with difficulties like depression, anxiety or trauma? Do you have difficulties getting to or staying asleep? Tricky relationships or situations at work or at home can cause stress and anxiety. For your children, the difficulties could be about school and university. I enjoy working with adults and young people who are finding life a little tricky. My 30 year career in the classroom means I understand adolescents and their difficulties. My aim is to help you identify the areas that are difficult and then to find strategies and solutions to overcome these.
020 3856 3817 View 020 3856 3817
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Joshua Miles
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who has worked for many years with a wide range of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and loss and bereavement. You may find yourself feeling disconnected, or as though the life you are living is not your own. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied or unhappy, in a crisis or seeking resolution for a particular difficulty. I offer you the chance to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who has worked for many years with a wide range of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family difficulties and loss and bereavement. You may find yourself feeling disconnected, or as though the life you are living is not your own. Perhaps you feel dissatisfied or unhappy, in a crisis or seeking resolution for a particular difficulty. I offer you the chance to more fully understand yourself, past experiences and relationships, ultimately allowing you to live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.
020 4538 0099 View 020 4538 0099
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Sinem Uyanik
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and break-down, major life changes, life crisis, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, bereavement, managing stress relating to chronic illness and medical crisis.
Life can become overwhelming, confusing, and difficult to manage. Experiences such as loss, bereavement and major life changes like a medical crisis can make us lose our sense of self and purpose. Depression, anxiety and personality disorders can distort our sense of self, rob us off our full personal potential and quality of life leaving us feeling depleted. Therapy is a place to regain and restore your sense of self and purpose and to help you turn these experiences to an opportunity to grow.
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and break-down, major life changes, life crisis, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, bereavement, managing stress relating to chronic illness and medical crisis.
Life can become overwhelming, confusing, and difficult to manage. Experiences such as loss, bereavement and major life changes like a medical crisis can make us lose our sense of self and purpose. Depression, anxiety and personality disorders can distort our sense of self, rob us off our full personal potential and quality of life leaving us feeling depleted. Therapy is a place to regain and restore your sense of self and purpose and to help you turn these experiences to an opportunity to grow.
01792 720572 View 01792 720572
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Dr Matthew Knox
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW3
I am a Clinical Psychologist with specialist expertise in helping people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, anger, and intimacy issues. I use evidence-based psychological therapies to help people find meaning, improve relationships, and reduce suffering. I have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and therapies focused on processing trauma. In addition to my private practice, I'm proud to hold a senior role in a mental health service based in London. I offer sessions in the Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park area of London.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with specialist expertise in helping people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, anger, and intimacy issues. I use evidence-based psychological therapies to help people find meaning, improve relationships, and reduce suffering. I have additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and therapies focused on processing trauma. In addition to my private practice, I'm proud to hold a senior role in a mental health service based in London. I offer sessions in the Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park area of London.
020 3597 6630 View 020 3597 6630
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Bridget Freer
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5
I have extensive experience of working with people with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relational difficulties, anger, OCD, eating disorders, sleep disorders, trauma, and childhood abuse. I work both in private practice and in the NHS as a Clinical Team Leader and counsellor. I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy from my rooms in Kentish Town in north London.
I have extensive experience of working with people with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relational difficulties, anger, OCD, eating disorders, sleep disorders, trauma, and childhood abuse. I work both in private practice and in the NHS as a Clinical Team Leader and counsellor. I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy from my rooms in Kentish Town in north London.
020 3835 6192 View 020 3835 6192
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Barry Florin Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW7  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from depression or Anxiety? Have you seen a GP who has prescribed anti-depressants that haven’t helped that much? Have you realised that perhaps it is time to get some professional help? There is no doubt about it; life in London is extremely stressful. You may be dealing with difficult employment and relationship issues that can easily lead to depression and anxiety. I offer modern and intelligent help to my clients. I aim to help you get your life in order in as few sessions as is possible.
Are you suffering from depression or Anxiety? Have you seen a GP who has prescribed anti-depressants that haven’t helped that much? Have you realised that perhaps it is time to get some professional help? There is no doubt about it; life in London is extremely stressful. You may be dealing with difficult employment and relationship issues that can easily lead to depression and anxiety. I offer modern and intelligent help to my clients. I aim to help you get your life in order in as few sessions as is possible.
020 3962 2234 View 020 3962 2234
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Jacqueline Miller
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North West London, London NW2
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a new diagnosis, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being stuck and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a new diagnosis, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being stuck and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
07403 937436 View 07403 937436
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David Reznik-Martov
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW4
My name is David, I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I provide Individual psychotherapy for younger and older adults, addressing a variety of issues from self-image and confidence to depression and bereavement. My sessions are available in English and Russian language. Online sessions are available via Skype or Zoom, making it convenient to attend remotely from anywhere in the world. After the first session, where we would have the opportunity to meet each other, explore your story and issues you might be experiencing, I will offer you open-ended work on a weekly basis or more frequent if you find it useful.
My name is David, I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I provide Individual psychotherapy for younger and older adults, addressing a variety of issues from self-image and confidence to depression and bereavement. My sessions are available in English and Russian language. Online sessions are available via Skype or Zoom, making it convenient to attend remotely from anywhere in the world. After the first session, where we would have the opportunity to meet each other, explore your story and issues you might be experiencing, I will offer you open-ended work on a weekly basis or more frequent if you find it useful.
020 3962 0304 x44 View 020 3962 0304 x44
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Dr Harriette Parnes
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
Hello, I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with adults and children who are struggling to cope with different types of distress. This might be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, addictions, bereavement, gender identity, trauma, relationship difficulties etc. Whatever difficulties you are having, we would begin with an assessment to learn more about what brings you to therapy, think about your goals for treatment and formulate a plan for which approach might be most helpful. It is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel we are the right fit.
Hello, I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with adults and children who are struggling to cope with different types of distress. This might be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, addictions, bereavement, gender identity, trauma, relationship difficulties etc. Whatever difficulties you are having, we would begin with an assessment to learn more about what brings you to therapy, think about your goals for treatment and formulate a plan for which approach might be most helpful. It is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel we are the right fit.
020 4538 0326 View 020 4538 0326
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Dr Anna Herrmann
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW2  (Online Only)
Taking the step of contacting a therapist can be daunting: often, people have thought about it for a period of time, before something prompts them to reach out. However, much research has shown that therapy can be an effective way of solving many problems, whether they are about relationship problems, work problems, social fears or shyness, general presentations of depression or anxiety, or more specific mental health related symptoms, or troubling memories from the past, including childhood trauma. Therapy can also help with existential life issues or questions related to identity: who am I, and what do I really want?
Taking the step of contacting a therapist can be daunting: often, people have thought about it for a period of time, before something prompts them to reach out. However, much research has shown that therapy can be an effective way of solving many problems, whether they are about relationship problems, work problems, social fears or shyness, general presentations of depression or anxiety, or more specific mental health related symptoms, or troubling memories from the past, including childhood trauma. Therapy can also help with existential life issues or questions related to identity: who am I, and what do I really want?
07429 645970 View 07429 645970
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Dan Cohen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
Hello, my name is Dan (he/him) and I'm a qualified counselor and member of BACP. If you’re here then you’re likely considering therapy, perhaps for the first time. I create a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, share your thoughts and feelings, and be heard with empathy and compassion. Whatever you are going through, whether it’s a specific issue or concern such as anxiety or depression, or a sense that something isn’t quite right, you don’t have to deal with it by yourself. Together I can support you as you find a deeper understanding and connection to yourself and make space for the change you want.
Hello, my name is Dan (he/him) and I'm a qualified counselor and member of BACP. If you’re here then you’re likely considering therapy, perhaps for the first time. I create a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring your worries, share your thoughts and feelings, and be heard with empathy and compassion. Whatever you are going through, whether it’s a specific issue or concern such as anxiety or depression, or a sense that something isn’t quite right, you don’t have to deal with it by yourself. Together I can support you as you find a deeper understanding and connection to yourself and make space for the change you want.
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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.