Depression Counselling in Worksop

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Lindsay Manfredi Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Hello & Welcome. I often meet people when they are at a point in their lives where life is feeling a struggle and uncomfortable. Feeling overwhelmed, out of control and unsure how to deal with the uneasy feelings that are being carrying around. Anxiety, depression, low mood, lack of motivation, panic, family breakdowns, relationship issues or endings, betrayal and loss are some of the issues that can evoke these experiences. I provide a warm, down to earth caring environment for you to have space to speak, be seen and heard, without the fear of judgement. You may be looking to gain some understanding of what is happening for you.
Hello & Welcome. I often meet people when they are at a point in their lives where life is feeling a struggle and uncomfortable. Feeling overwhelmed, out of control and unsure how to deal with the uneasy feelings that are being carrying around. Anxiety, depression, low mood, lack of motivation, panic, family breakdowns, relationship issues or endings, betrayal and loss are some of the issues that can evoke these experiences. I provide a warm, down to earth caring environment for you to have space to speak, be seen and heard, without the fear of judgement. You may be looking to gain some understanding of what is happening for you.
01909 492342 View 01909 492342
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Nicola Booth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
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.
01302 986941 View 01302 986941
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Sharon Andrea Shaw
Psychotherapist, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
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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Sally Moore
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
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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Tracey Crosby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Welcome. Trying to find the right therapist can be a minefield. Let me introduce my passions, knowledge and experience. Chaotic lifestyles, poverty, depression, families, unhealthy relationships, drugs, alcohol, anxiety, mental health, self-esteem, confidence, bereavement, domestic abuse, unhelpful thinking patterns, adversity in childhood, trauma and abuse. I love supporting and empowering individuals to pursue my mantra of "just be, whoever you choose to be" within their own world view. In your own time, find your true SELF heading towards a positive, happy and health lifestyle which suits your own unique journey.
Welcome. Trying to find the right therapist can be a minefield. Let me introduce my passions, knowledge and experience. Chaotic lifestyles, poverty, depression, families, unhealthy relationships, drugs, alcohol, anxiety, mental health, self-esteem, confidence, bereavement, domestic abuse, unhelpful thinking patterns, adversity in childhood, trauma and abuse. I love supporting and empowering individuals to pursue my mantra of "just be, whoever you choose to be" within their own world view. In your own time, find your true SELF heading towards a positive, happy and health lifestyle which suits your own unique journey.
07963 312979 View 07963 312979
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Elysian Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
We cover a range of issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bereavement & post-traumatic stress disorder.
The aim of Elysian Psychology is to relieve psychological distress & emotional pain by providing therapy for children, young people and adults which is individually tailored. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our specialist team of highly qualified Clinical Psychologists, alongside prompt & efficient customer service. We provide private psychological talking therapy online & in person in West Bridgford, Nottingham & Oakham, Rutland. We can assess and diagnose children & adults for both ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) either online or in person.
We cover a range of issues including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bereavement & post-traumatic stress disorder.
The aim of Elysian Psychology is to relieve psychological distress & emotional pain by providing therapy for children, young people and adults which is individually tailored. We pride ourselves on the expertise of our specialist team of highly qualified Clinical Psychologists, alongside prompt & efficient customer service. We provide private psychological talking therapy online & in person in West Bridgford, Nottingham & Oakham, Rutland. We can assess and diagnose children & adults for both ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) & ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) either online or in person.
0800 688 9937 View 0800 688 9937
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Tracy Bankier - Counselling And Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
I work with a wide variety of issues which include anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, feeling sad, bullying, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, suicidal thoughts.
Hi, I’m Tracy, an accredited Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. Experiencing feelings of being invisible, unimportant, low in mood or motivation, stuck and general dissatisfaction can all be signs that you may need some support to navigate your problems. Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss what brings you to counselling and to decide if I am the right person to support you. I offer short and long term therapy to suit your needs.
I work with a wide variety of issues which include anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger, depression, feeling sad, bullying, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, suicidal thoughts.
Hi, I’m Tracy, an accredited Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. Experiencing feelings of being invisible, unimportant, low in mood or motivation, stuck and general dissatisfaction can all be signs that you may need some support to navigate your problems. Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss what brings you to counselling and to decide if I am the right person to support you. I offer short and long term therapy to suit your needs.
0115 824 6254 View 0115 824 6254
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Serentia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Waitlist for new clients
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
01623 579073 View 01623 579073
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Joanne Brown
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worksop S81
I am an empathic and caring Accredited Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
I am an empathic and caring Accredited Counsellor working in a holistic and individual way, with you as the client at the centre of our work. Are you suffering with anxiety and depression having relationship issues, problems at work, illness, loss or bereavement or coming terms with difficult current and past life events. Are you completely overwhelmed or struggling with feelings of failure, despair, hopelessness and low self esteem and just don't know who to turn to or maybe you have resorted to addictive or harmful behaviours to cope. Come with me on your therapy journey and let me help you find a better way of being.
01777 809425 View 01777 809425
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Ainsley Procter
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Are you navigating a difficult time right now? Are you struggling to cope with emotions and life decisions? Are you looking to work through things to bring about a positive change in a relationship or feeling low or anxious? Starting therapy could be the answer to begin to untangle your thoughts and get to where you would like to be.
Are you navigating a difficult time right now? Are you struggling to cope with emotions and life decisions? Are you looking to work through things to bring about a positive change in a relationship or feeling low or anxious? Starting therapy could be the answer to begin to untangle your thoughts and get to where you would like to be.
01909 492588 View 01909 492588
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Karen Lawson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Please note that I currently work online, via Zoom and telephone. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps people work out their unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns and to learn techniques to modify these. We will work together to understand what the problem is, how it has developed and what is keeping it stuck in order to work out what can be done to change things. Please feel free to call me and we can have a brief chat about what is bothering you to work out if CBT is the right therapy for you, and if I’m the right therapist. I am also able to offer 'walk and talk' walking therapy if appropriate.
Please note that I currently work online, via Zoom and telephone. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps people work out their unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns and to learn techniques to modify these. We will work together to understand what the problem is, how it has developed and what is keeping it stuck in order to work out what can be done to change things. Please feel free to call me and we can have a brief chat about what is bothering you to work out if CBT is the right therapy for you, and if I’m the right therapist. I am also able to offer 'walk and talk' walking therapy if appropriate.
01909 499046 View 01909 499046
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Lauren Robinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S81  (Online Only)
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
Are you tired of repeating the same harmful cycles? Of feeling overwhelmed with difficult emotions? Of being anchored in past traumas? Of surviving and not living? I am here to tell you that it is possible to overcome life's adversities and become the very best version of yourself. Overwhelming emotions and unresolved past experiences do not have to anchor you in the past. You are worthy and capable of working through whatever difficulties you have faced (or are facing). Therapy can provide you with a space to be heard, validated and help you make sense of your experiences; all whilst working towards embracing your authentic self.
01777 801296 View 01777 801296
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Zoe Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Hello. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and safe space to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access other support other than talking to family and friends. Sometimes we can feel very stuck in our lives, this could either be in our relationships or with particular emotional problems. Everyone is unique and as such, they things you bring to counselling will be unique to you. Counselling will give you a time and place for to be heard when you need it most.
Hello. I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and safe space to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access other support other than talking to family and friends. Sometimes we can feel very stuck in our lives, this could either be in our relationships or with particular emotional problems. Everyone is unique and as such, they things you bring to counselling will be unique to you. Counselling will give you a time and place for to be heard when you need it most.
0114 551 7073 View 0114 551 7073
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Karen Burch - Accred Emdr Practitioner
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
Im an Accredited Psychotherapist specialising in trauma. I have experience privately, charity sector, and NHS. I work integratively, drawing on Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, ACT, EFT, CBT, Humanistic approaches, helping individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. I implement Mindfulness approaches. Offering highly effective treatments designed to ease distress, and implement lasting changes. Seeking support is a major life step. I commit to providing safe, professional treatment plans to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life you truly value
0114 553 1202 View 0114 553 1202
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Jay Keep
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Welcome! I am a fully qualified, accredited, and experienced Counsellor Psychotherapist & Wellbeing Coach. Life can be very challenging and we can feel sad lonely, anxious, angry or numb. Maybe you are suffering from trauma, a bereavement, relationship issues or are being bullied? These are some of the issues I can help with. I will work collaboratively and confidentially with you to achieve your goals. Therapy is known to improve clarity, self-awareness, self-esteem and coping skills. I offer counselling for single, short term issues or psychotherapy for more deeper rooted issues. Text me to book a complimentary phone chat.
Welcome! I am a fully qualified, accredited, and experienced Counsellor Psychotherapist & Wellbeing Coach. Life can be very challenging and we can feel sad lonely, anxious, angry or numb. Maybe you are suffering from trauma, a bereavement, relationship issues or are being bullied? These are some of the issues I can help with. I will work collaboratively and confidentially with you to achieve your goals. Therapy is known to improve clarity, self-awareness, self-esteem and coping skills. I offer counselling for single, short term issues or psychotherapy for more deeper rooted issues. Text me to book a complimentary phone chat.
01623 572243 View 01623 572243
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MindScope Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Does anxiety control your life? Is everything just too overwhelming? Do you, or your child struggle to 'fit 'in? Have you lost your sense of direction or purpose?, or maybe you just don't feel 'good enough'. As a Person centred counsellor I will listen without judgement, empower and support you. 'You' are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all important and extremely valid. Maybe your haunted by trauma, PTSD, phobias, bullying, nightmares or anxiety. By using Rewind therapy, together we can reframe the trauma and the fear offering you a happier, better quality of life.
Does anxiety control your life? Is everything just too overwhelming? Do you, or your child struggle to 'fit 'in? Have you lost your sense of direction or purpose?, or maybe you just don't feel 'good enough'. As a Person centred counsellor I will listen without judgement, empower and support you. 'You' are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all important and extremely valid. Maybe your haunted by trauma, PTSD, phobias, bullying, nightmares or anxiety. By using Rewind therapy, together we can reframe the trauma and the fear offering you a happier, better quality of life.
0114 697 0117 View 0114 697 0117
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Women/Girls: Self-esteem, Relationships, Anxiety.
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
Are you often unhappy and anxious? Do you often feel overwhelmed or have difficulty making decisions? Do you struggle to build healthy relationships, always putting everyone else before yourself? In counselling, we will work towards developing coping skills that you can use outside of therapy to make your life better, reduce anxiety, and become more confident. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rewind Technique can help you move forward. You can identify the patterns in your life that cause you difficulty, and learn to change those unhelpful patterns. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping.
07404 448713 View 07404 448713
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Private ReFLECtion Therapy Ltd
Psychologist, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
My ideal client is one that has a specific goal in mind that we can collaboratively work on. Your goal could be anything from stress management, emotional resilience building, behavioural change, to phobias and habit reversal. You would be open to learning new coping skills to help obtain your target. It's likely you have been let down by therapeutic services before and are looking for a way to be your own therapist through a short term transformation, rather than spending 1000s of hours in session indefinitely. On average, my clients feel results in as little as 3, 1 to 1.5 hour sessions. https:/www.Privatereflectiontherapy.co.uk
My ideal client is one that has a specific goal in mind that we can collaboratively work on. Your goal could be anything from stress management, emotional resilience building, behavioural change, to phobias and habit reversal. You would be open to learning new coping skills to help obtain your target. It's likely you have been let down by therapeutic services before and are looking for a way to be your own therapist through a short term transformation, rather than spending 1000s of hours in session indefinitely. On average, my clients feel results in as little as 3, 1 to 1.5 hour sessions. https:/www.Privatereflectiontherapy.co.uk
01777 809408 View 01777 809408
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Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Worksop S80
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Steven Shears
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Worksop S81
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
01623 703997 View 01623 703997

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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.