Depression Counselling in Manchester

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Photo of Francesca Browning, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Francesca Browning
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M32  (Online Only)
I also have experience working with other concerns such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes we can struggle making sense of everything. These feelings may become overwhelming and difficult to endure. Asking for help is OK. Counselling could be the help you need. Unlike talking to friends or family, speaking with an impartial skilled and caring professional can help alleviate feelings and develop your ability to mange and feel more in control. I am a BACP qualified counsellor working in a person-centred way. This means I offer a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where I will listen without judgement and prejudice to whatever feels most significant to you.
I also have experience working with other concerns such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes we can struggle making sense of everything. These feelings may become overwhelming and difficult to endure. Asking for help is OK. Counselling could be the help you need. Unlike talking to friends or family, speaking with an impartial skilled and caring professional can help alleviate feelings and develop your ability to mange and feel more in control. I am a BACP qualified counsellor working in a person-centred way. This means I offer a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where I will listen without judgement and prejudice to whatever feels most significant to you.
0161 524 4284 View 0161 524 4284
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benbambercounselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Manchester M14
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, based in south Manchester. I specialise in person-centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy and offer both in person (walk and talk therapy and online sessions). I believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel listened too, accepted without fear of judgement and feel welcomed in a safe space. I have six years of experience working in mental clinical settings supporting individuals through addiction, eating disorders, psychosis, bipolar, PTSD and depression. My other passion is voluntary work supporting individuals with HIV/AIDS, fighting stigma.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, based in south Manchester. I specialise in person-centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy and offer both in person (walk and talk therapy and online sessions). I believe everyone should have the opportunity to feel listened too, accepted without fear of judgement and feel welcomed in a safe space. I have six years of experience working in mental clinical settings supporting individuals through addiction, eating disorders, psychosis, bipolar, PTSD and depression. My other passion is voluntary work supporting individuals with HIV/AIDS, fighting stigma.
0161 524 7327 View 0161 524 7327
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Equa
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
I'm a Person Centred Diversity-Affirming Counsellor and have extensive experience in working successfully with people to overcome relationship/s and family problems caused by anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma and abuse. Whether it's a relationship break up, cheating, jealousy, frequent arguments, lack of trust, poor communication, fear of rejection and abandonment, navigating polyamory, coming out, explaining ADHD or Autism to your partner/s, friends and family, the list goes on.
0161 524 4320 View 0161 524 4320
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Jenny Grand
MA
Manchester M34
I am not a traditional Counsellor. I am a qualified Life Coach & Therapist working with Adults, Children & Veterans experiencing a range of emotional & behavioural issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears & Phobias, addictions, lack of confidence, low self esteem, pain relief & bereavement. I have spent most of my working life as a HR Manager in both the Public & Private Sectors. I have seen many employees distressed because of long waits for Counselling/Therapy appointments so this led me to retrain to enable me to bridge the gap and make a difference to peoples' lives. I am fully qualified and fully insured,
I am not a traditional Counsellor. I am a qualified Life Coach & Therapist working with Adults, Children & Veterans experiencing a range of emotional & behavioural issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears & Phobias, addictions, lack of confidence, low self esteem, pain relief & bereavement. I have spent most of my working life as a HR Manager in both the Public & Private Sectors. I have seen many employees distressed because of long waits for Counselling/Therapy appointments so this led me to retrain to enable me to bridge the gap and make a difference to peoples' lives. I am fully qualified and fully insured,
0161 524 1263 View 0161 524 1263
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Yvonne Elizabeth Meidlinger
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through my training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way. I work with people on a range of issues, but find that I work with people with anxiety or depression most commonly, and pride myself on working hard to make people feel at ease.
0161 850 7103 View 0161 850 7103
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Mark Hamlin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Manchester M21
I support clients with diverse issues such as depression, relationship issues, overwhelm, addictions, difficult childhood experiences.
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
I support clients with diverse issues such as depression, relationship issues, overwhelm, addictions, difficult childhood experiences.
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and need some support? I offer a space where you can be yourself, supporting you to find new ways to explore what's important. I am passionate about what I do, by the changes in behaviour, insights and new perspectives experienced by my clients. I'm a registered trainee Psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and registered with the Gender Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors.
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Mobeen Akhtar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
10 Endorsed
Manchester M22
There are many events that can cause distress which can be expressed in different ways such as: Anxiety; Depression ; Struggling in concentration; Change in behaviour; Irritation; Relationship issues; Low self esteem; Anger; Sadness.
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
There are many events that can cause distress which can be expressed in different ways such as: Anxiety; Depression ; Struggling in concentration; Change in behaviour; Irritation; Relationship issues; Low self esteem; Anger; Sadness.
‘There's no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself.’ - Rumi Hello, welcome to my profile. My name is Mobeen Akhtar, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). If you are experiencing distress or troubles that you feel you cannot share with anyone, counselling is the right place for you. Counselling is described in different ways and in many words. What we find is that counselling is an individual experience.
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James Alastair King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M3
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
I work with people with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from depression and anxiety to domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction and sexuality.
Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives. I work as an integrative counsellor, from a person-centred perspective. This means that you can bring whatever you wish to the session, while we work at your pace and depth. I employ theory and techniques from CBT, psychodynamic and other therapeutic philosophies which I feel may be useful. Where we start is not the important thing as ultimately, you will naturally discover the things that matter the most to you.
0161 509 6177 View 0161 509 6177
Photo of Colin David Ogdon, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Colin David Ogdon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M19
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
If you're struggling right now, you truly can be helped. Anxiety and depression are extremely common and in a world of pressure many of us are suffering in ways that don't fit a label and often others can't see. You deserve better than that and I built my practice to ensure hope and help is available to anyone.
0161 694 8751 View 0161 694 8751
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Calming Minds Soothing Souls Therapies MBACP
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Manchester M2
Waitlist for new clients
Experienced in working with GAD, anxiety, trauma, low-self esteem, shame, grief, depression, attachment, dissociation Panic disorders, family issues, stress, phobias.
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
Experienced in working with GAD, anxiety, trauma, low-self esteem, shame, grief, depression, attachment, dissociation Panic disorders, family issues, stress, phobias.
Counselling/ Psychotherapy: Effective counselling reduces confusion, allowing you to make effective decisions leading to positive changes in your attitude, behaviours & overall well-being. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable you to make your own choices, reach your own decisions & go forward with a greater sense of clarity & self-management. Hypnotherapy & mindfulness can be introduced as a type of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which positive suggestions are made to rid you of emotional blockage. Mindfulness keeps us focused
0161 850 4018 View 0161 850 4018
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Daniel Quinn
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Manchester M30
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured, psychological approach recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the treatment of a number of common difficulties including: Depression, Panic Disorder, GAD (Worry) Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Health Anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, I can offer support with issues such as low self esteem, anger, stress, poor sleep etc. You do not need a formal diagnosis, together we can collaboratively explore your thoughts and feelings.
0161 524 7167 View 0161 524 7167
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Rehanah Ahmad
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Manchester M21
I am a psychotherapist with a diploma in person centred counselling and in cognitive behavioral therapy.I provide a safe therapeutic environment in which you can explore and process your experiences. I use an integrative approach which combines person centred with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) techniques. My approach is compassionate, & non judgemental. I am here to help you process and move forwards towards where you want to be. I have experience of working one to one and remotely with people on a wide range of issues including Anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues & self esteem issues, as well as cultural issues.
I am a psychotherapist with a diploma in person centred counselling and in cognitive behavioral therapy.I provide a safe therapeutic environment in which you can explore and process your experiences. I use an integrative approach which combines person centred with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) techniques. My approach is compassionate, & non judgemental. I am here to help you process and move forwards towards where you want to be. I have experience of working one to one and remotely with people on a wide range of issues including Anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues & self esteem issues, as well as cultural issues.
0161 524 1162 View 0161 524 1162
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Dr Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
I can also offer specialised support for anxiety, depression, panic, worry, phobias, and OCD.
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
I can also offer specialised support for anxiety, depression, panic, worry, phobias, and OCD.
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
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Cheryl Edwards
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Manchester M21
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self. I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement. Maybe there isn't anything specific wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. There will be rewarding and fun moments too and I'll be sure to go at your pace.
Hello, I’m Cheryl and we will work together to help you feel more like your real self. I can help you make sense of and deal with life, whether you feel depressed, anxious or alone, stressed at work or are struggling with relationships, divorce or bereavement. Maybe there isn't anything specific wrong right now but you need time, space and another perspective to recharge your batteries. Your experience of the world is unique to you and we will explore it in a way that suits you. There will be rewarding and fun moments too and I'll be sure to go at your pace.
0161 694 8672 View 0161 694 8672
Photo of Sarah Kilcullen, Psychotherapist in Manchester, England
Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
0161 696 1411 View 0161 696 1411
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Simon Bentall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Manchester M21
These include anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, self harm and low self esteem.
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
These include anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, self harm and low self esteem.
I have been practicing as a full-time Counsellor since 2002. I have worked in a variety of settings and for a wide variety of clients from young children to couples. I work as a Client Centred therapist helping clients find ways to live a more fulfilling life. Helping clients find out who they are, not who they are trying or feel they ought to be. I do a lot of work with children, students and young adults. I have also, since 2003, done short term EAP work in my private practice for a local housing association.
0161 509 5882 View 0161 509 5882
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Dr Sheeba Ehsan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Manchester M25
I am a Chartered Clinical psychologist (HCPC registered), providing assessment and therapy in Manchester. I have over 20 years of experience working with a range of psychological presentations e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorder, trauma, PTSD etc. I have worked with adults, young people and families. If you are looking for that individualised, tailored approach look no further, give me a call to see if I can help you. The initial consultation is free of charge as I believe it is important to find the right therapist for you.
I am a Chartered Clinical psychologist (HCPC registered), providing assessment and therapy in Manchester. I have over 20 years of experience working with a range of psychological presentations e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD, personality disorder, trauma, PTSD etc. I have worked with adults, young people and families. If you are looking for that individualised, tailored approach look no further, give me a call to see if I can help you. The initial consultation is free of charge as I believe it is important to find the right therapist for you.
0161 850 7995 View 0161 850 7995
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Simon Bayley
Manchester M21
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
I work with people from all walks and with many issues but all feel a need to change something in their lives. I can create a safe space to explore and understand the problems you bring, both individually or together with partners. I have helped many clients deal with the issues arising from depression, self doubt, anxiety and trauma, or changing notions of self worth, especially in the face of work stress.
0161 694 6437 View 0161 694 6437
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Rachael Ingram
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M3
I understand the daily frustration of living with depression and anxiety. Having had counselling myself, I know how it feels to sit in front of a stranger and talk about my inner most feelings. I'm here to accompany and encourage you on your own personal journey. I specialise in person-centred counselling which means that during a session, you'll work with me by talking through issues, key events, concerns, behaviours and how you’re feeling...anything that’s bothering you. I immerse myself into your world to understand your perspective. I offer a safe and encouraging environment, one where you aren’t judged, so that you feel accept
I understand the daily frustration of living with depression and anxiety. Having had counselling myself, I know how it feels to sit in front of a stranger and talk about my inner most feelings. I'm here to accompany and encourage you on your own personal journey. I specialise in person-centred counselling which means that during a session, you'll work with me by talking through issues, key events, concerns, behaviours and how you’re feeling...anything that’s bothering you. I immerse myself into your world to understand your perspective. I offer a safe and encouraging environment, one where you aren’t judged, so that you feel accept
0161 694 6450 View 0161 694 6450
Photo of Magdalena Bugajska, Counsellor in Manchester, England
Magdalena Bugajska
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Manchester M2
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
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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.