Depression Counselling in London

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Charlotte Cox
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E9
I have worked in therapy services for nearly 15 years and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2015. During this time I have worked in a variety of settings, ranging from working with people with mild-moderate depression or anxiety to working with people who have needed care in a hospital setting. Through these experiences I have learnt how to tailor the therapy approach to suit each individual person based on their current struggles, their life stage, and their life goals. I understand how daunting it can be to ask for help and approach my work with kindness, curiosity and compassion.
I have worked in therapy services for nearly 15 years and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2015. During this time I have worked in a variety of settings, ranging from working with people with mild-moderate depression or anxiety to working with people who have needed care in a hospital setting. Through these experiences I have learnt how to tailor the therapy approach to suit each individual person based on their current struggles, their life stage, and their life goals. I understand how daunting it can be to ask for help and approach my work with kindness, curiosity and compassion.
020 4538 0937 View 020 4538 0937
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Dr Ally Tomlins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW1W
Waitlist for new clients
Her areas of expertise are in assessing and treating the following issues: Anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, managing transitions in life (such as changes in the family, health related changes, job related changes, parenthood, marriage), bereavement, trauma and dementia.
Dr Tomlins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has won numerous national awards for her work in creating innovative mental health services. She currently leads psychological care for urgent and acute mental health wards of an inner city London NHS Trust. Alongside this, she runs a thriving private practice London. She is a lecturer and Deputy Course Director at UCL for the Clinical Associate in Psychology MSC. Her work as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral trainees at UCL, UEL, Royal Holloway and Surrey has nurtured the development of many currently practicing psychologists.
Her areas of expertise are in assessing and treating the following issues: Anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, managing transitions in life (such as changes in the family, health related changes, job related changes, parenthood, marriage), bereavement, trauma and dementia.
Dr Tomlins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has won numerous national awards for her work in creating innovative mental health services. She currently leads psychological care for urgent and acute mental health wards of an inner city London NHS Trust. Alongside this, she runs a thriving private practice London. She is a lecturer and Deputy Course Director at UCL for the Clinical Associate in Psychology MSC. Her work as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral trainees at UCL, UEL, Royal Holloway and Surrey has nurtured the development of many currently practicing psychologists.
020 3872 2711 View 020 3872 2711
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Sarah Hutton
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London SE15
The relationship we have with ourselves and others is at the core of our every day. I hold a safe & empathetic space enabling us to explore and navigate those relationships together, where we can get to the root of challenges you may be facing & difficult feelings can be accepted. This is a journey we will walk together at your own pace, where change, although often uncomfortable, can be embraced. I am experienced in working with clients with a range of needs, including those navigating anxiety, depression & grief; self-esteem & attachment issues; neurodiversity; identity & relationship difficulties; as well as trauma & addiction.
The relationship we have with ourselves and others is at the core of our every day. I hold a safe & empathetic space enabling us to explore and navigate those relationships together, where we can get to the root of challenges you may be facing & difficult feelings can be accepted. This is a journey we will walk together at your own pace, where change, although often uncomfortable, can be embraced. I am experienced in working with clients with a range of needs, including those navigating anxiety, depression & grief; self-esteem & attachment issues; neurodiversity; identity & relationship difficulties; as well as trauma & addiction.
020 3974 2400 View 020 3974 2400
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Dr Neena Ramful
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1X  (Online Only)
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
I work with children and adults who experience a range of mild to severe difficulties including: Anxiety | Panic attacks | Generalised Anxiety disorder | Social anxiety | Phobias | Obsessive compulsive disorder | Depression | Low self-esteem | Tics | Pain Management | Headaches | Stress | Adjustment to health diagnosis |
020 3984 8324 View 020 3984 8324
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Dr Magdalena Goryczko
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1U
I am a chartered psychologist with over 16 years of clinical experience. I treat a wide variety of psychological difficulties ranging from unease and lack of vitality to protracted suffering and diagnosable conditions. I have a particular interest in emotional development disruptions which give rise to disorders of the self, contributing to depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship and sexual difficulties, somatic problems, and personality disorders.
I am a chartered psychologist with over 16 years of clinical experience. I treat a wide variety of psychological difficulties ranging from unease and lack of vitality to protracted suffering and diagnosable conditions. I have a particular interest in emotional development disruptions which give rise to disorders of the self, contributing to depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship and sexual difficulties, somatic problems, and personality disorders.
07784 976134 View 07784 976134
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Julia Garden
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London N11
If you are feeling anxious or depressed or generally feeling stuck in your life or struggling with unhelpful thoughts and feelings I can teach you impactful strategies that will result in a more rational and balanced way of thinking which you can apply to many issues. This will achieve long lasting change and teach you how to be your own therapist.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed or generally feeling stuck in your life or struggling with unhelpful thoughts and feelings I can teach you impactful strategies that will result in a more rational and balanced way of thinking which you can apply to many issues. This will achieve long lasting change and teach you how to be your own therapist.
020 8629 1519 View 020 8629 1519
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Christian Opyrchal
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
London N19
I'm an arts based psychotherapist with a practice in Tufnell Park, North London. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis, offering to help reclaim a sense of safety, agency and empowerment following difficulties in childhood or traumatic experiences. I also offer help managing feelings of depression and anxiety, or in navigating changes and life transitions. I have an interest in working with people who feel consistently misunderstood, or for whom life feels like it has lost its substance, and seek to work collaboratively to help cultivate a sense of trust, value and integrity in oneself
I'm an arts based psychotherapist with a practice in Tufnell Park, North London. I work with adults on a one-to-one basis, offering to help reclaim a sense of safety, agency and empowerment following difficulties in childhood or traumatic experiences. I also offer help managing feelings of depression and anxiety, or in navigating changes and life transitions. I have an interest in working with people who feel consistently misunderstood, or for whom life feels like it has lost its substance, and seek to work collaboratively to help cultivate a sense of trust, value and integrity in oneself
020 3376 7956 View 020 3376 7956
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Dr Ryota Kishi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E17
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of delivering evidence-based treatments in the NHS, within voluntary organisations and in private practice. I have worked with individuals and groups experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, a variety of anxiety disorders, bereavement and addiction.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of delivering evidence-based treatments in the NHS, within voluntary organisations and in private practice. I have worked with individuals and groups experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, a variety of anxiety disorders, bereavement and addiction.
020 4538 5499 View 020 4538 5499
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Jennifer Evans
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW11
Through counselling I provide a space just for you where you can gain insight, experience change, and realise your full potential. You may be experiencing difficulties, such as a relationship breakdown, struggling with depression or anxiety, or feeling shame or low self-esteem. Perhaps you sense something hasn’t felt right for a while, but you are unable to pin point why. Counselling gives you time each week to slow down and can help you recognise your own feelings and needs, and develop deeper connections and relationships. Counselling allows you the opportunity and space to get in touch with who you are and what you want in life.
Through counselling I provide a space just for you where you can gain insight, experience change, and realise your full potential. You may be experiencing difficulties, such as a relationship breakdown, struggling with depression or anxiety, or feeling shame or low self-esteem. Perhaps you sense something hasn’t felt right for a while, but you are unable to pin point why. Counselling gives you time each week to slow down and can help you recognise your own feelings and needs, and develop deeper connections and relationships. Counselling allows you the opportunity and space to get in touch with who you are and what you want in life.
020 8106 0503 View 020 8106 0503
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Eleonora Beninato
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW2
I have experience supporting adults and young people that have faced mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues.
I believe that every client is unique, so I like to tailor the sessions to you and your needs. I know how dauting it can be to trust and open up to a new person, therefore I offer a warm, confidential and safe space where you can unpack your thoughts and issues, encouraging you to gain a better understanding of your inner thoughts and concerns without the fear of being judged. Sometimes, but not always, we might look at the past and see how it has impacted and influenced your present. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to move towards the best version of themselves.
I have experience supporting adults and young people that have faced mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues.
I believe that every client is unique, so I like to tailor the sessions to you and your needs. I know how dauting it can be to trust and open up to a new person, therefore I offer a warm, confidential and safe space where you can unpack your thoughts and issues, encouraging you to gain a better understanding of your inner thoughts and concerns without the fear of being judged. Sometimes, but not always, we might look at the past and see how it has impacted and influenced your present. I believe that with the right support everyone has the ability to move towards the best version of themselves.
020 3984 8861 View 020 3984 8861
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Nav Therapy LGBTQ+ and BAME Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London WC1X
Hi, My name is Nav and I am a therapist who works with people who are anxious, depressed and often struggling with identity and self esteem. Grief and loss are themes that often emerge, as I help you examine the shame you may have felt your whole life. My clients are predominantly from the LGBTQ+ community and are often BAME also. I have over time developed a specialism for helping those with layered intersectionality and the challenges this brings when navigating the world, which can be a lonely and difficult place. We can work together and help you to establish better relationships and a clearer sense of self.
Hi, My name is Nav and I am a therapist who works with people who are anxious, depressed and often struggling with identity and self esteem. Grief and loss are themes that often emerge, as I help you examine the shame you may have felt your whole life. My clients are predominantly from the LGBTQ+ community and are often BAME also. I have over time developed a specialism for helping those with layered intersectionality and the challenges this brings when navigating the world, which can be a lonely and difficult place. We can work together and help you to establish better relationships and a clearer sense of self.
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Edyta Anna Johnston
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW4
Overcome life's challenges for lasting change and a happier life. As a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of BACP, I help to empower you to work together toward positive change. I create a supportive and therapeutic environment which enables teenagers and adults to see transformative results across various issues, from anxiety and depression, work burnout and eating disorders to relationship issues and neurodiversity. Your therapeutic journey starts with observing to learn precisely where you are.
Overcome life's challenges for lasting change and a happier life. As a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of BACP, I help to empower you to work together toward positive change. I create a supportive and therapeutic environment which enables teenagers and adults to see transformative results across various issues, from anxiety and depression, work burnout and eating disorders to relationship issues and neurodiversity. Your therapeutic journey starts with observing to learn precisely where you are.
020 4538 2576 View 020 4538 2576
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Farideh Banafshei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
Each individual’s experience with mental health is both nuanced and unique to them, which is why applying general labels as a way to describe your difficulties can feel reductive. As a relational integrative therapist, I integrate and tailor evidence-based psychological interventions, drawing knowledge from diverse schools of thought, to optimally create the most supportive approach to best suits your needs. Some of my main specialist areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, phobias, cultural and identity-related concerns and personal development.
Each individual’s experience with mental health is both nuanced and unique to them, which is why applying general labels as a way to describe your difficulties can feel reductive. As a relational integrative therapist, I integrate and tailor evidence-based psychological interventions, drawing knowledge from diverse schools of thought, to optimally create the most supportive approach to best suits your needs. Some of my main specialist areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, phobias, cultural and identity-related concerns and personal development.
020 8016 2138 View 020 8016 2138
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Erin Vignali
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N3
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with a number of different presentations including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and OCD.
Hi! I'm Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile. I always wanted to be a psychologist since I was 12 years old. I even remember the exact spot I was standing when I told my friend that I wasn't sure I would do it because the amount of education required took too long! My hesitation did not last long after I took International Baccalaureate level Psychology in High School and fell in love. Then there was no turning back and after a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Child Development, I completed my doctoral degree and became a psychologist.
020 4539 4510 View 020 4539 4510
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Nazee Akbari
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N3
Other areas of work: Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger management, stress management, confidence and self esteem, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement, addiction.
With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field,I am a highly qualified bilingual psychotherapist at the Doctorate level.Throughout my career, I have assisted numerous individuals,couples, and families. I offer therapy in both English and Farsi and hold certification as a clinical supervisor. My therapeutic approach is integrative, customized to suit the individual needs of each client, encompassing various methodologies such as Humanistic,Psychoanalytic,and Cognitive Behavioral therapies.Furthermore,I am a visiting supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University,and I also serve as a guest speaker on BBC Persian & Manoto TV.
Other areas of work: Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger management, stress management, confidence and self esteem, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement, addiction.
With over twenty years of experience in the mental health field,I am a highly qualified bilingual psychotherapist at the Doctorate level.Throughout my career, I have assisted numerous individuals,couples, and families. I offer therapy in both English and Farsi and hold certification as a clinical supervisor. My therapeutic approach is integrative, customized to suit the individual needs of each client, encompassing various methodologies such as Humanistic,Psychoanalytic,and Cognitive Behavioral therapies.Furthermore,I am a visiting supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University,and I also serve as a guest speaker on BBC Persian & Manoto TV.
020 4538 7865 View 020 4538 7865
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Katja Brodt de Sousa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW5
My expertise is on depression, anxiety, low mood, lack of motivation, stress, trauma, neurodiverse issues, relationship issues, support through divorce and separation.
I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist and Heart IQ coach in private practise London / UK. I am passionate to help you (and your partner) to recognise your inner blocks and support you in removing your sabotaging thoughts and behaviour to experience better connections to others and most importantly to yourself.
My expertise is on depression, anxiety, low mood, lack of motivation, stress, trauma, neurodiverse issues, relationship issues, support through divorce and separation.
I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist and Heart IQ coach in private practise London / UK. I am passionate to help you (and your partner) to recognise your inner blocks and support you in removing your sabotaging thoughts and behaviour to experience better connections to others and most importantly to yourself.
07481 345940 View 07481 345940
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Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC2N
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
I offer a space for peace and reflection, helping to understand how the way we react to what life throws at us can make things even harder. I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Therapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Buddhism. You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.
020 3816 3535 View 020 3816 3535
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Simon Burgess
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W6
Hi, my name is Simon and I work as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in London. Clients who come to me for help usually have high levels of anxiety or depression and find themselves in repeating patterns within their relationships or at work that make them unhappy. I would offer you a safe, containing space where you could talk about and explore anything that’s difficult or overwhelming. We all have emotional needs and problems often arise when those needs are unmet. I would carefully explore which of your emotional needs were unmet during your childhood and possibly in your present life.
Hi, my name is Simon and I work as a Psychotherapist in Private Practice in London. Clients who come to me for help usually have high levels of anxiety or depression and find themselves in repeating patterns within their relationships or at work that make them unhappy. I would offer you a safe, containing space where you could talk about and explore anything that’s difficult or overwhelming. We all have emotional needs and problems often arise when those needs are unmet. I would carefully explore which of your emotional needs were unmet during your childhood and possibly in your present life.
01748 900754 View 01748 900754
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Sara Koczwara
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E8
I worked with a wide variety of clients and have experience in helping people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, gender and identity issues, and sexual problems.
My name is Sara and I am a Humanistic Integrative Therapist. I strongly believe that with the right support and guidance people are able to overcome any difficulties in their life and live in a healthier and more fulfilling way. One of my core values is trust and I see it as a vital part of the therapeutic process and any relationship.
I worked with a wide variety of clients and have experience in helping people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, gender and identity issues, and sexual problems.
My name is Sara and I am a Humanistic Integrative Therapist. I strongly believe that with the right support and guidance people are able to overcome any difficulties in their life and live in a healthier and more fulfilling way. One of my core values is trust and I see it as a vital part of the therapeutic process and any relationship.
020 4538 2975 View 020 4538 2975
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Sedef Oral Psychotherapy & Counselling Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1U
My clinical interests are centred around trauma, depression, anxiety, loss/mourning, immigration as well as intimacy, relationship injuries, sexuality, and family of origin issues.
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
My clinical interests are centred around trauma, depression, anxiety, loss/mourning, immigration as well as intimacy, relationship injuries, sexuality, and family of origin issues.
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
020 3319 1371 View 020 3319 1371

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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.