Depression Counselling in Rotherham

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Gemma Guest
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Waitlist for new clients
I can help with; Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence issues, Depression, Family issues, Financially worries, Gaslighting, Identity issues, Low mood, Low self-esteem, Narcissism, Panic attacks, Personal development/growth, Relationship breakdowns, Stress, Study and work related issues.
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
I can help with; Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence issues, Depression, Family issues, Financially worries, Gaslighting, Identity issues, Low mood, Low self-esteem, Narcissism, Panic attacks, Personal development/growth, Relationship breakdowns, Stress, Study and work related issues.
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
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South Yorkshire CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
0114 697 3544 View 0114 697 3544
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Beverly James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S66
I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, anger, loneliness, relationships, domestic / sexual abuse, loss and trauma.
It can sometimes seem worrying to share your deepest, most personal thoughts and feelings. I'm here to offer a warm, welcoming and confidential therapeutic space where you will have your time to talk and where hopefully we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship, one in which you can feel comfortable to share your worries and thoughts. Every client and every therapeutic process is different and I will always value you as a unique individual, with the utmost respect for the journey you have navigated and the place you find yourself in now.
I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, anger, loneliness, relationships, domestic / sexual abuse, loss and trauma.
It can sometimes seem worrying to share your deepest, most personal thoughts and feelings. I'm here to offer a warm, welcoming and confidential therapeutic space where you will have your time to talk and where hopefully we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship, one in which you can feel comfortable to share your worries and thoughts. Every client and every therapeutic process is different and I will always value you as a unique individual, with the utmost respect for the journey you have navigated and the place you find yourself in now.
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Synergy Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S65
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m Sharon. 21st-century life can be stressful and difficult, especially with current events. Talking can help to untangle and explore issues, validate your concerns, make sense of your behaviour, and heal your emotional wounds which can be life-changing and life-affirming. I help individuals develop resilience and support you to overcome challenges, thrive, and even evolve into their authentic self. Anxiety, Depression, Life-changing events like loss, unresolved emotions, relationship difficulties, and trauma are just some issues that I work with. I also specialise in Neurodiversity including ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD .
Hello! I’m Sharon. 21st-century life can be stressful and difficult, especially with current events. Talking can help to untangle and explore issues, validate your concerns, make sense of your behaviour, and heal your emotional wounds which can be life-changing and life-affirming. I help individuals develop resilience and support you to overcome challenges, thrive, and even evolve into their authentic self. Anxiety, Depression, Life-changing events like loss, unresolved emotions, relationship difficulties, and trauma are just some issues that I work with. I also specialise in Neurodiversity including ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD .
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Nicola Booth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
I have experience of working with a range of issues including: Abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), Anger, Anxiety, Child Related Issues, Depression, Low Self Confidence and Esteem, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Stress, Work Related Issues.
Do you feel that something is not right in your life but don't fully understand it, and have no one to talk to about it? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I help adults make positive changes in their lives through counselling. I use a person centred and integrative approach which means that I draw on a number of different theories and practices to tailor something that best fits you. In a non-judgemental way I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and issues eventually moving to a point where together we can identify ways to help you move forward.
I have experience of working with a range of issues including: Abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), Anger, Anxiety, Child Related Issues, Depression, Low Self Confidence and Esteem, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Stress, Work Related Issues.
Do you feel that something is not right in your life but don't fully understand it, and have no one to talk to about it? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I help adults make positive changes in their lives through counselling. I use a person centred and integrative approach which means that I draw on a number of different theories and practices to tailor something that best fits you. In a non-judgemental way I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and issues eventually moving to a point where together we can identify ways to help you move forward.
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
0114 478 2065 View 0114 478 2065
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Terri Niakian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
0114 303 1366 View 0114 303 1366
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Juliett Barrott
Counsellor, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Rotherham S62
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
0114 478 2540 View 0114 478 2540
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Reflections Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S66
  I have many years experience and work with children, adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families with issues which can ultimately lead to confusion, anxiety and depression, difficult moods and behaviours.
Are you looking for a counsellor who has experience and can provide a confidential space for you to discuss issues which are affecting your everyday life? Do you need to talk to someone who understands what you mean and where you are coming from? If you would like to be more confident, productive and motivated and want help to change some aspects of your life, I am here to help you. I am also a Lifecoach and Supervisor of other health professionals and I use hypnotherapy, relaxation and mindfulness in my sessions.
  I have many years experience and work with children, adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families with issues which can ultimately lead to confusion, anxiety and depression, difficult moods and behaviours.
Are you looking for a counsellor who has experience and can provide a confidential space for you to discuss issues which are affecting your everyday life? Do you need to talk to someone who understands what you mean and where you are coming from? If you would like to be more confident, productive and motivated and want help to change some aspects of your life, I am here to help you. I am also a Lifecoach and Supervisor of other health professionals and I use hypnotherapy, relaxation and mindfulness in my sessions.
01302 976938 View 01302 976938
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Sharon Andrea Shaw
Psychotherapist, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
I am an expert in relational dynamics, narcissistic behaviour, sexual, emotional and mental abuse, grief, depression, addictions and infidelity.
Feeling SAD, CONFUSED and/or ANGRY? Feeling stuck/trapped? What's the point? Nothing changes? I know the fears of opening up emotionally or mentally. I also know now of how beneficial it is for YOU. To have time to understand your 'self' so that YOU can process and heal, change YOUR future. It's empowering. I have studied for 6 years, to Masters level. Committed to my own personal development. Losing nearly three stone in weight (an emotional eater). Unattached from drinking 5 times a week to now occasionally socially or sometimes I just drink water and ice! Smoking and a fitter body is next. YOU are important! Take control back!
I am an expert in relational dynamics, narcissistic behaviour, sexual, emotional and mental abuse, grief, depression, addictions and infidelity.
Feeling SAD, CONFUSED and/or ANGRY? Feeling stuck/trapped? What's the point? Nothing changes? I know the fears of opening up emotionally or mentally. I also know now of how beneficial it is for YOU. To have time to understand your 'self' so that YOU can process and heal, change YOUR future. It's empowering. I have studied for 6 years, to Masters level. Committed to my own personal development. Losing nearly three stone in weight (an emotional eater). Unattached from drinking 5 times a week to now occasionally socially or sometimes I just drink water and ice! Smoking and a fitter body is next. YOU are important! Take control back!
01302 496594 View 01302 496594
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Samantha Mutch
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Life changing therapy: Bupa Recognised practitioner. You may be struggling to manage; anxiety, panic or depression; or perhaps you have experienced difficulties in the past which still affect you; childhood trauma or adversity? Or you may find relationships difficult. Many people are affected by these experiences. Perhaps it's making you feel alone or different to others. That can change. Counselling and psychology can help you to understand the ways you think, feel and behave, and by understanding the root causes of your difficulties. You may be suprised how quickly you can get things off the ground.
Life changing therapy: Bupa Recognised practitioner. You may be struggling to manage; anxiety, panic or depression; or perhaps you have experienced difficulties in the past which still affect you; childhood trauma or adversity? Or you may find relationships difficult. Many people are affected by these experiences. Perhaps it's making you feel alone or different to others. That can change. Counselling and psychology can help you to understand the ways you think, feel and behave, and by understanding the root causes of your difficulties. You may be suprised how quickly you can get things off the ground.
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Heather Howard-Thompson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S61
I work with a range of conditions including stress, depression, anxiety disorders; trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues etc.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
I work with a range of conditions including stress, depression, anxiety disorders; trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues etc.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S60  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
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Michelle Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S62
I have experience of helping clients through a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, bereavement, childhood, trauma, relationship issues, and family breakdown.
Whether you are struggling to cope with a new challenge, or stuck in the loop of old one, it can be helpful to talk through with someone who knows how to truly listen and how to support you through difficult times. It isn’t always possible to talk with friends and family and the burden can be too much for you to bear on you own. Whatever it is that is troubling you, finding a space which is free of judgement and open to possibility can be transformative. I offer such a space and use my expertise to help you to make sense of what is troubling you.
I have experience of helping clients through a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, bereavement, childhood, trauma, relationship issues, and family breakdown.
Whether you are struggling to cope with a new challenge, or stuck in the loop of old one, it can be helpful to talk through with someone who knows how to truly listen and how to support you through difficult times. It isn’t always possible to talk with friends and family and the burden can be too much for you to bear on you own. Whatever it is that is troubling you, finding a space which is free of judgement and open to possibility can be transformative. I offer such a space and use my expertise to help you to make sense of what is troubling you.
01226 448137 View 01226 448137
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TR Counselling & Supervision Service.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S66
I am experienced in many areas these include Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Trauma OCD and many other areas not listed.
Welcome to my profile page. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with over 20 years' experience. I work with and integrated approach which means I use several other counselling approaches within my work to help you to reach your goals. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Coach-Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy, these approaches may help you to develop better coping strategies. I work face-to-face and online using video call on Skype, WhatsApp or other platforms. I work with adults and adolescence aged 11 years and up. Young people often value been able to talk through their feelings in private.
I am experienced in many areas these include Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, Trauma OCD and many other areas not listed.
Welcome to my profile page. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with over 20 years' experience. I work with and integrated approach which means I use several other counselling approaches within my work to help you to reach your goals. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Coach-Therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy, these approaches may help you to develop better coping strategies. I work face-to-face and online using video call on Skype, WhatsApp or other platforms. I work with adults and adolescence aged 11 years and up. Young people often value been able to talk through their feelings in private.
01709 911935 View 01709 911935
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Chloe Goddard Mcloughlin
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S60
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
0114 697 3280 View 0114 697 3280
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Sally Moore
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Are you experiencing any of the following: anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, or phobias? Perhaps you are wanting to work out why patterns keep repeating in your relationships, or maybe you are a couple wanting to improve communication and intimacy. I am counsellor and trauma therapist, offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups. My main approach is a type of therapy called Transactional Analysis, which can be used to help us to understand ourselves and our relationships better, and find ways to make the changes we want. I also offer EMDR, a NICE approved therapy, for PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, and many other issues.
Are you experiencing any of the following: anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, or phobias? Perhaps you are wanting to work out why patterns keep repeating in your relationships, or maybe you are a couple wanting to improve communication and intimacy. I am counsellor and trauma therapist, offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups. My main approach is a type of therapy called Transactional Analysis, which can be used to help us to understand ourselves and our relationships better, and find ways to make the changes we want. I also offer EMDR, a NICE approved therapy, for PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, and many other issues.
0114 478 2078 View 0114 478 2078
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Alex Bennett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
My experience includes but is not limited to working with; anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem, low confidence, childhood trauma, parenting issues, family and relationship problems, identity issues, divorce and breakups, abuse of all kinds, grief, loss and bereavement.
No matter who you are or where you come from I am accepting of ALL people and will listen to you in a caring and non-judgmental way. This is a place for you to feel heard, validated and understood. Whatever is troubling you, we will work through together and at a pace that suits you. I will always draw from my specialist training and experience to help you work through whatever comes up in our sessions whilst accepting you as a unique individual with your own needs. I offer sessions online and in person from my warm and private counselling space based in Cusworth, Doncaster.
My experience includes but is not limited to working with; anxiety, depression, bullying, self-esteem, low confidence, childhood trauma, parenting issues, family and relationship problems, identity issues, divorce and breakups, abuse of all kinds, grief, loss and bereavement.
No matter who you are or where you come from I am accepting of ALL people and will listen to you in a caring and non-judgmental way. This is a place for you to feel heard, validated and understood. Whatever is troubling you, we will work through together and at a pace that suits you. I will always draw from my specialist training and experience to help you work through whatever comes up in our sessions whilst accepting you as a unique individual with your own needs. I offer sessions online and in person from my warm and private counselling space based in Cusworth, Doncaster.
024 7542 4568 View 024 7542 4568
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Katie Hewston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S60  (Online Only)
I have a strong background in working with both severe and enduring mental health difficulties alongside common anxiety and depression disorders, helping support individuals to overcome emotional and shame based difficulties.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
I have a strong background in working with both severe and enduring mental health difficulties alongside common anxiety and depression disorders, helping support individuals to overcome emotional and shame based difficulties.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
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Magdalena Szczurek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
I offer a safe and supportive therapy in confidential settings for Adults, Teenagers and Couples where we can explore any difficulties, distress which you may be experiencing or even dissatisfaction with life. I provide emotional support to those who suffer with all types of mental and domestic health distress (depression, anxiety and stress), relationship issues, trauma, suicide, self-harm as a result have lost their self-confidence and self-worth.I also offer support and guidance for couples who struggle with everyday stress in their lives which could have negative impacts on their relationship, lack of communication and intimacy.
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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.