What is depression?
Depression is more than just feeling unhappy or sad over a few days, it is a mental health condition that affects more than 264 million people of all ages globally. It demonstrates itself with lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and care for. It is a complicated illness with many different symptoms and causes. Depression has an impact on our mind, body, and behaviour.
To benefit fully from our counselling therapies it helps to understand exactly what is depression is and how it might effect you
Counselling for Depression
Working alongside a therapist is an effective way in treating mild to moderate depression and is often combined with medication in more severe cases, which is known as clinical depression.
Understanding depression and its triggers can be helpful for sufferers trying to manage and improve the condition. Working with a therapist has been shown to help depression and help improve low self-esteem, or relationship issues or persistent negative thinking.
Counselling Face to Face and Online
Talking therapies such as behavioural therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy are all recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Several other therapies are also available, and our therapist will discuss with clients what model is best for them. Therapist are qualified to work both online and face to face to help improve our clients mental health.
Online Depression Counselling
We offer online counselling as well are in person counselling at our practice in Cardiff Bay. We can offer counselling to individuals as well as couples counselling and workplace counselling for Depression.
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Solution-focused brief therapy – also known as solution-focused therapy – is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual’s current resources and future hopes – helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals.
Psychotherapy involves regular personal interaction and the use of psychological methods and techniques particularly, to help change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways.
Schema Therapy helps you to understand and gain clarity of where and why difficulties have developed in life and provides a treatment plan for healing.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy and has been described as the fourth wave in therapy following CBT.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a data driven science of all behaviour.