Depression Therapists in Durban

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Thokozani Sithole
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
I hope to assist people with a vast range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma and loss, life challenges, career difficulties and other life stage challenges.
Thokozani Sithole is a Counselling Psychologist registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from the Stellenbosch University. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Consulting Psychology from the University of South Africa. I started working as a Psychologist in the year 2014.
I hope to assist people with a vast range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, trauma and loss, life challenges, career difficulties and other life stage challenges.
Thokozani Sithole is a Counselling Psychologist registered with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from the Stellenbosch University. I am currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Consulting Psychology from the University of South Africa. I started working as a Psychologist in the year 2014.
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Sithabile Ndlovu
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Highly skilled in individual psychotherapy, couples therapy; tackling issues of relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement.
Clinical Psychologist with demonstrated experience in mental health care having worked in a Psychiatric Hospital, Employee Wellness, Institution of Higher Learning and Private Practice.
Highly skilled in individual psychotherapy, couples therapy; tackling issues of relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement.
Clinical Psychologist with demonstrated experience in mental health care having worked in a Psychiatric Hospital, Employee Wellness, Institution of Higher Learning and Private Practice.
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Phakama Lugogwana
Psychologist, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Many people struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, sexual challenges, learning issues, and many other mental health issues. It is often difficult for us to trust others with intimate parts of our lives because of shame and lack of support. Know that you are not alone in your struggles, and help is readily available in the form of the mental health services offered by me.
Many people struggle with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, sexual challenges, learning issues, and many other mental health issues. It is often difficult for us to trust others with intimate parts of our lives because of shame and lack of support. Know that you are not alone in your struggles, and help is readily available in the form of the mental health services offered by me.
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Helen Jennifer Anderson
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4001
If you are suffering emotionally, whether from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictive patterns, or any other psychological struggle, I will support your therapeutic journey with unconditional positive regard and expertise.
I work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families who need psychological assistance and/or relationship tools. I am a compassionate psychotherapist, with an additional certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist. I am also qualified to run Imago "Getting The Love you Want" workshops for couples. I do not believe that labelling a client as a "problem" is helpful; rather, the therapeutic process with me is about creating self-awareness, and working together to find creative solutions to the challenges that are facing each person that walks through my door. I encourage personal growth in all my clients.
If you are suffering emotionally, whether from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, addictive patterns, or any other psychological struggle, I will support your therapeutic journey with unconditional positive regard and expertise.
I work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families who need psychological assistance and/or relationship tools. I am a compassionate psychotherapist, with an additional certification as an Imago Relationship Therapist. I am also qualified to run Imago "Getting The Love you Want" workshops for couples. I do not believe that labelling a client as a "problem" is helpful; rather, the therapeutic process with me is about creating self-awareness, and working together to find creative solutions to the challenges that are facing each person that walks through my door. I encourage personal growth in all my clients.
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James Olmesdahl
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Focus areas: anxiety; depression; suicide; trauma; bereavement; fears/phobias; adjustment to life changes; stress management; anger management; HIV/AIDS counselling; sexual identity issues; marriage/relationship difficulties, divorce.
I am a Counselling Psychologist who has been in private practice since 2010. I work with a wide array of problems affecting individuals, relationships and marriages. I work eclectically drawing on a number of different theoretical approaches so as to find a good ‘fit’ between what a client presents in a session and an approach I believe they will find most beneficial.
Focus areas: anxiety; depression; suicide; trauma; bereavement; fears/phobias; adjustment to life changes; stress management; anger management; HIV/AIDS counselling; sexual identity issues; marriage/relationship difficulties, divorce.
I am a Counselling Psychologist who has been in private practice since 2010. I work with a wide array of problems affecting individuals, relationships and marriages. I work eclectically drawing on a number of different theoretical approaches so as to find a good ‘fit’ between what a client presents in a session and an approach I believe they will find most beneficial.
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Marguerite Black
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Do you feel emotionally exhausted & worn out by life? As Registered Wellness Counsellor, I provide a nurturing, compassionate space in which all ages and any issues, esp. depression, grief & PTSD are embraced in a spirit of unconditional care. I'll help you GROW and build your STORY towards wholeness through solution-focused CBT, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Expressive Arts & Narrative. My work includes evidence-based assessments & reports...I am dedicated to help you stop self-sabotaging self-talk, to be free of unwarranted shame, fear; self-doubt & change unhelpful perceptions/attitudes. Start to feel BETTER & HEAL today...
Do you feel emotionally exhausted & worn out by life? As Registered Wellness Counsellor, I provide a nurturing, compassionate space in which all ages and any issues, esp. depression, grief & PTSD are embraced in a spirit of unconditional care. I'll help you GROW and build your STORY towards wholeness through solution-focused CBT, Mindfulness Stress Reduction, Expressive Arts & Narrative. My work includes evidence-based assessments & reports...I am dedicated to help you stop self-sabotaging self-talk, to be free of unwarranted shame, fear; self-doubt & change unhelpful perceptions/attitudes. Start to feel BETTER & HEAL today...
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Henning Gericke
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
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Werner Gaigher
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Chronic stress, depression and trauma wreaks havoc on our lives. There is this constant feeling of being alone, confused, overwhelmed, which leaves us feeling depleted each day. This causes all kinds of issues in our health, relationships and the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Constantly being stuck in these states causes us to have fewer options and makes the future seem quite bleak and hopeless. I can imagine what you are longing for is someone to really listen, support and gently guide you in a direction of growth, resilience and living life to it's fullest potential.
Chronic stress, depression and trauma wreaks havoc on our lives. There is this constant feeling of being alone, confused, overwhelmed, which leaves us feeling depleted each day. This causes all kinds of issues in our health, relationships and the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Constantly being stuck in these states causes us to have fewer options and makes the future seem quite bleak and hopeless. I can imagine what you are longing for is someone to really listen, support and gently guide you in a direction of growth, resilience and living life to it's fullest potential.
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Ziyanda Maphini Maphini
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Durban 4001
Counseling Offered on ; Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Suicide, Adjustment disorder, Family, Relationship & Marital counseling, sexual assault and abuse, gender based violence, Career, HIV/AIDS, Employee Wellness, Community Mental Health.
Counseling Offered on ; Trauma, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Suicide, Adjustment disorder, Family, Relationship & Marital counseling, sexual assault and abuse, gender based violence, Career, HIV/AIDS, Employee Wellness, Community Mental Health.
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Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4001
Are you worried, stressed, or depressed about something in life? Can't seem to figure it out on your own? We are the clinic for you.
Our Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic provides comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapy to kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. We provide trauma informed individual, couples, group, and family sessions including yoga, mindfulness sessions, and art therapy. We are specialists in trauma informed therapy and our practice provides individual and group therapy services to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and violent crimes. Our licensed and skilled team of therapists is devoted to providing quality services and our social justice team is committed to seeing you thrive in the community.
Are you worried, stressed, or depressed about something in life? Can't seem to figure it out on your own? We are the clinic for you.
Our Mental Health and Social Justice Clinic provides comprehensive psychological evaluations and therapy to kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. We provide trauma informed individual, couples, group, and family sessions including yoga, mindfulness sessions, and art therapy. We are specialists in trauma informed therapy and our practice provides individual and group therapy services to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and violent crimes. Our licensed and skilled team of therapists is devoted to providing quality services and our social justice team is committed to seeing you thrive in the community.
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Thembekile Thobeka Mthembu
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durban 4001
I offer services in various areas such as trauma and stress related issues, Depression, Anxiety related disorders, Interpersonal difficulties, Adjustment issues, emotional distress, anger and stress management, Grief, and I provide parental guidance.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. I worked as a Social Worker for five years in the mental health sector prior to enrolling for my Masters in Clinical Psychology. I am able to provide a safe and professional space for individuals where we can both develop a therapeutic alliance. I work with various mental health conditions and psychological themes. My Social Work background helps me to have a better understanding of psychosocial issues which may have an impact on our mental health. I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan.
I offer services in various areas such as trauma and stress related issues, Depression, Anxiety related disorders, Interpersonal difficulties, Adjustment issues, emotional distress, anger and stress management, Grief, and I provide parental guidance.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist. I worked as a Social Worker for five years in the mental health sector prior to enrolling for my Masters in Clinical Psychology. I am able to provide a safe and professional space for individuals where we can both develop a therapeutic alliance. I work with various mental health conditions and psychological themes. My Social Work background helps me to have a better understanding of psychosocial issues which may have an impact on our mental health. I have experience working with individuals across the lifespan.
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Veronique Charles Minds-Matter-Counselling
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durban 4000
Cognitive Therapy, Behaviorism ,Projective Tests ,Children's drawings ,Divorce ,Childhood Redefining Deductive Therapy ,Play Therapy ,Cognitive Therapy Depression , Anxiety, Depression , Obesity , Anorexia & Bulimia, Grief, Narrative Therapy, Emotional Analytic Therapy, Trauma (TIR) ,Sexual Molestation, Rape, Teenagers, (Marriage Counselling ( IMAGO ).
Affordable Online Counselling ALSO offered via Zoom /Video Calls /Telephonic. Are You Feeling overwhelmed and stressed, battling to cope with daily life and it's challenges. Are you depressed or living with anxiety or abuse. At Minds Matter Counselling I offer effective counselling. My aim is to help you live a more fulfilled life. I offer a Holistic Approach to Therapy, which is based on you as a whole, mind, body & spirit. At the end of each session, my aim is to help you feel empowered. I act with integrity, honesty and truth. I am here to help you feel better and enjoy your life again
Cognitive Therapy, Behaviorism ,Projective Tests ,Children's drawings ,Divorce ,Childhood Redefining Deductive Therapy ,Play Therapy ,Cognitive Therapy Depression , Anxiety, Depression , Obesity , Anorexia & Bulimia, Grief, Narrative Therapy, Emotional Analytic Therapy, Trauma (TIR) ,Sexual Molestation, Rape, Teenagers, (Marriage Counselling ( IMAGO ).
Affordable Online Counselling ALSO offered via Zoom /Video Calls /Telephonic. Are You Feeling overwhelmed and stressed, battling to cope with daily life and it's challenges. Are you depressed or living with anxiety or abuse. At Minds Matter Counselling I offer effective counselling. My aim is to help you live a more fulfilled life. I offer a Holistic Approach to Therapy, which is based on you as a whole, mind, body & spirit. At the end of each session, my aim is to help you feel empowered. I act with integrity, honesty and truth. I am here to help you feel better and enjoy your life again
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Psychologist Neil
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durban 4000
I am solution focused and specialize in the following areas: - Anxiety - Depression - Complex Grief - Addiction - Trauma - Adjustment to change - Financial stress - Relationship problems - Existential crisis - Childhood and adolescent related challenges.
I am in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist, on the Bluff in Durban. I am a compassionate and experienced psychologist and have worked in a variety of settings and across a range and diversity of cultures.
I am solution focused and specialize in the following areas: - Anxiety - Depression - Complex Grief - Addiction - Trauma - Adjustment to change - Financial stress - Relationship problems - Existential crisis - Childhood and adolescent related challenges.
I am in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist, on the Bluff in Durban. I am a compassionate and experienced psychologist and have worked in a variety of settings and across a range and diversity of cultures.
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Michelle Bennett
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
Merely some of my special interests: Individual therapy and Couple/Marriage counselling, Adults with a History of Sexual Abuse or Rape, Relationship Concerns, Destructive Relationship patterns, Stress, Trauma, Depression, Grief, infertility, Blended families, Divorce, chronic illness, sexual orientation, adjustment, anxiety, infidelity, trust, communication .
I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years private practice experience in Durban. Adults from the age of 18 welcome. Individual, Couple & Family Counselling. I believe that a private practice and consulting rooms need to offer a comfortable, very private, safe, non-judgmental, friendly, confidential, professional setting. No matter how varying your concerns, beliefs, spiritual orientations, lifestyles or your particular cultural group, you will be most welcome in my practice. Both Remote/Online & in-person/Face to Face consultations. Remote sessions are conducted from the consulting rooms.
Merely some of my special interests: Individual therapy and Couple/Marriage counselling, Adults with a History of Sexual Abuse or Rape, Relationship Concerns, Destructive Relationship patterns, Stress, Trauma, Depression, Grief, infertility, Blended families, Divorce, chronic illness, sexual orientation, adjustment, anxiety, infidelity, trust, communication .
I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years private practice experience in Durban. Adults from the age of 18 welcome. Individual, Couple & Family Counselling. I believe that a private practice and consulting rooms need to offer a comfortable, very private, safe, non-judgmental, friendly, confidential, professional setting. No matter how varying your concerns, beliefs, spiritual orientations, lifestyles or your particular cultural group, you will be most welcome in my practice. Both Remote/Online & in-person/Face to Face consultations. Remote sessions are conducted from the consulting rooms.
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Nicole Van Wyk
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Durban 4000
I am a clinical psychologist working with clients who feel stuck with their current patterns in life in need of help getting "unstuck". If you need some help getting unstuck, whether it's relational concerns, trauma, grief, depression, or anxiety, I am here to help you on your healing journey. I work with a wide range of clients from children to adults. I am a warm and empathic clinical psychologist, with a high standard of care and competence. Remember: Change is difficult, but nothing is as difficult as being stuck somewhere you don't belong.
I am a clinical psychologist working with clients who feel stuck with their current patterns in life in need of help getting "unstuck". If you need some help getting unstuck, whether it's relational concerns, trauma, grief, depression, or anxiety, I am here to help you on your healing journey. I work with a wide range of clients from children to adults. I am a warm and empathic clinical psychologist, with a high standard of care and competence. Remember: Change is difficult, but nothing is as difficult as being stuck somewhere you don't belong.
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Kylie Grove
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durban 4000
I assist with feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and do trauma debriefing.
I am a passionate, bilingual Wellness Counsellor, animal lover and mom of young adults with lived experience in many areas. If you’re navigating personal struggles or relationship challenges or just need a listening ear, know that I’m here to support you. I urge you to take that brave step toward a brighter tomorrow and connect with me today. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together. I am available after hours and on Saturdays at a rate of R400 per 50 minute session. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa and I'm registered with the ASCHP.
I assist with feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and do trauma debriefing.
I am a passionate, bilingual Wellness Counsellor, animal lover and mom of young adults with lived experience in many areas. If you’re navigating personal struggles or relationship challenges or just need a listening ear, know that I’m here to support you. I urge you to take that brave step toward a brighter tomorrow and connect with me today. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together. I am available after hours and on Saturdays at a rate of R400 per 50 minute session. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa and I'm registered with the ASCHP.
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Ayesha Abdullah
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Durban 4000  (Online Only)
I am a Specialist Wellness Counsellor that journeys with individuals, couples and families though depression; anxiety; loss and grief; addiction; adjustment struggles; conflict; disease management; trauma; abuse; victim empowerment and many others.
Life is tough, sometimes very tough. Us, as human beings often forget to take care of the most basic of our needs in favor of immediate responsibilities and often put off the things that fuel us - when our fuel runs out, we are left with the wreckage and very little motivation to pick up those pieces. The healing journey offers a space to recuperate and learn to know and love ourselves again and to remember that sometimes its okay to not be okay. I journey with those who come see me, and noting is more beautiful and rewarding for to see someone transform their lives into something they have always wanted.
I am a Specialist Wellness Counsellor that journeys with individuals, couples and families though depression; anxiety; loss and grief; addiction; adjustment struggles; conflict; disease management; trauma; abuse; victim empowerment and many others.
Life is tough, sometimes very tough. Us, as human beings often forget to take care of the most basic of our needs in favor of immediate responsibilities and often put off the things that fuel us - when our fuel runs out, we are left with the wreckage and very little motivation to pick up those pieces. The healing journey offers a space to recuperate and learn to know and love ourselves again and to remember that sometimes its okay to not be okay. I journey with those who come see me, and noting is more beautiful and rewarding for to see someone transform their lives into something they have always wanted.
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Sasha Talia Pather
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durban 4000
Welcome to Sasha Talia Counselling. I consult in areas of Abuse/ Addiction/ Trauma/ Narcissism/ Relationships/ Depression/ Anxiety / Pregnancy related, Child welfare, as well as other general counselling requirements. This is a safe space where you journey through your heart and mind to function holistically as the best version of yourself. With innovative techniques in counselling this dynamic therapy practice pioneers the process of counselling in excellence. Happiness prioritized.
Welcome to Sasha Talia Counselling. I consult in areas of Abuse/ Addiction/ Trauma/ Narcissism/ Relationships/ Depression/ Anxiety / Pregnancy related, Child welfare, as well as other general counselling requirements. This is a safe space where you journey through your heart and mind to function holistically as the best version of yourself. With innovative techniques in counselling this dynamic therapy practice pioneers the process of counselling in excellence. Happiness prioritized.
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Lisa Nicholas
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durban 4000
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Lisa. I know it can be hard to get the momentum to make that first call or send that first email out, especially if you are feeling unmotivated, depressed, anxious, unfulfilled or unchallenged in life. You don't need to feel this way any longer. Investing in yourself and your relationships are always wise investments. I offer face-to-face, online and walk-and-talk therapy. LGBTQ+ allied.
Hi I'm Lisa. I know it can be hard to get the momentum to make that first call or send that first email out, especially if you are feeling unmotivated, depressed, anxious, unfulfilled or unchallenged in life. You don't need to feel this way any longer. Investing in yourself and your relationships are always wise investments. I offer face-to-face, online and walk-and-talk therapy. LGBTQ+ allied.
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Duduzile Maphanga
Psychometrist, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Psychometrist
Verified Verified
Durban 4001
Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, lack of energy/exhaustion/chronic fatigue etc,? These could be signs that you may need psychological support. We provide a safe, warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to process difficulties such as: PERSONAL: Stress, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Worry.. RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY: Separation, Divorce, Infidelity, Interpersonal conflict.. TRAUMA/GRIEF: Loss of loved ones, Death.. WORKPLACE: Disciplinary, Retrenchment, Conflict with co-workers/management, Career change, Poor performance, Burnout.. CHILD/TEEN/ADOLESCENT: ADHD, Career Counselling, Subject choice guidance..
Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, lack of energy/exhaustion/chronic fatigue etc,? These could be signs that you may need psychological support. We provide a safe, warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to process difficulties such as: PERSONAL: Stress, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Worry.. RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY: Separation, Divorce, Infidelity, Interpersonal conflict.. TRAUMA/GRIEF: Loss of loved ones, Death.. WORKPLACE: Disciplinary, Retrenchment, Conflict with co-workers/management, Career change, Poor performance, Burnout.. CHILD/TEEN/ADOLESCENT: ADHD, Career Counselling, Subject choice guidance..
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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.