Psychotherapy of Depression

Sometimes (in life at least once) all of us feel sad, miserable and fed up. These feelings are normal reactions to events that are upsetting or stressful. But sometimes we may feel sad even with no (known) reason at all – but this sadness passes by. There are people who do not find quick relief, they are really suffering from depression. In their case sadness persists for weeks and months, which has serious effects on their their day to day lives. Depression is not the same for everyone, it can be manifested in many different ways. Symptoms include hopelessness, feeling tearful, of inadequacy, difficulty sleeping and physical symptoms such as exhaustion, pain and headache.

Issues for Depression counseling or therapy

  • Low Mood
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Sleeping disturbances
  • Loss of Desire
  • Grief/loss
  • Redundancy
  • Postnatal depression (PND)
  • Social Withdrawal

Treatment for depression is tailored to the symptoms. Basic psychotherapeutic treatment for depression aims at finding roots of hopelessness, examine thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to low mood, but in some cases it needs to be supported, combined with medication. (If necessary, I will refer you to a psychiatrist for deciding and prescribing anti-depressant.)