Depression Counselling in Verwood

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Rachel Tyler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
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Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
I have experience with depression, anxiety, family relationships, addictions, eating disorders, loss and grief, OCD, bullying, abuse and low self-esteem to name but a few.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
I have experience with depression, anxiety, family relationships, addictions, eating disorders, loss and grief, OCD, bullying, abuse and low self-esteem to name but a few.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
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Sarah Cross
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
Hello my name is Sarah and I work with adults and young people to help them become their best selves. I believe that everyone needs to be heard with empathy and without judgement. I believe that given that opportunity you will be able to see answers to your own issues and become the person you were meant to be.
Hello my name is Sarah and I work with adults and young people to help them become their best selves. I believe that everyone needs to be heard with empathy and without judgement. I believe that given that opportunity you will be able to see answers to your own issues and become the person you were meant to be.
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Headway Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
01209 707189 View 01209 707189
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Paula Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
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Insight Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
Not accepting new clients
Life can become extremely tough at times and that can lead to the erosion of our sense of wellbeing. We may find ourselves feeling constantly fatigued; struggling to enjoy the things we used to, withdrawing from activities, feeling bleak about life, feeling anxious or having physical complaints such as being more frequently unwell and struggling with digestive issues or muscular aches and pains. These issues could suggest that stress is having an impact on your psychological wellbeing. It can often prove challenging to work out how you got from A to B and how to navigate a way back to A.
Life can become extremely tough at times and that can lead to the erosion of our sense of wellbeing. We may find ourselves feeling constantly fatigued; struggling to enjoy the things we used to, withdrawing from activities, feeling bleak about life, feeling anxious or having physical complaints such as being more frequently unwell and struggling with digestive issues or muscular aches and pains. These issues could suggest that stress is having an impact on your psychological wellbeing. It can often prove challenging to work out how you got from A to B and how to navigate a way back to A.
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Sarah-Jane Butler
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP6  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
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Abby Orchard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
01202 125945 View 01202 125945
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Susan Martin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH3
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
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Jo Whale
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wimborne BH21
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
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Laura Whitnell - Navigate Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
07752 004677 View 07752 004677
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Zoe Silk
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wimborne BH21
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
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Mandy Heath
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
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Magna Maria Erasmus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH11
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
01202 125419 View 01202 125419
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Vicki Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
I help people manage anxiety, relieve stress, motivate them out of depression and other challenges, including panic attacks, trauma, family issues, attachment disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many more.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
I help people manage anxiety, relieve stress, motivate them out of depression and other challenges, including panic attacks, trauma, family issues, attachment disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many more.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
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AB Therapy
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Christchurch BH23
CBT and counselling are simple but effective treatments for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
I am a therapeutic counsellor and CBT therapist which means I’m trained to help people work who might be struggling with common mental health problems like anxiety or low mood. I offer non-judgemental support that aims to help you make sense of any difficult feeling, moods or behavioural patterns. We will discuss what want to achieve from therapy and together, we will work towards understanding how these difficult experiences started in the first place before working towards finding meaningful, practical solutions that will help you now and in the future.
CBT and counselling are simple but effective treatments for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
I am a therapeutic counsellor and CBT therapist which means I’m trained to help people work who might be struggling with common mental health problems like anxiety or low mood. I offer non-judgemental support that aims to help you make sense of any difficult feeling, moods or behavioural patterns. We will discuss what want to achieve from therapy and together, we will work towards understanding how these difficult experiences started in the first place before working towards finding meaningful, practical solutions that will help you now and in the future.
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Darline Joseph Marianathan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wimborne BH21
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
Life can be a rough ride. Keeping the balance and moving forward can be a challenge. It can involve stress, anxiety, depression and much more. But I believe through psychological therapies we can learn and, in some cases even master, the art of managing life successfully. To achieve this, I practise an integrative approach that draws strength from various therapies in the field. I am a qualified Psychotherapist at a Doctoral level and I feel confident to deal with complexity . My natural inclination is to help people in need. My recent training and qualifications do enhance my inclination especially to those psychologically unwell.
01837 512340 View 01837 512340
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Jamie Jeffreys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH7  (Online Only)
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
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Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
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Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood BH24
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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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.