If you are suffering from depression then ‘therapy’ or psychotherapy can provide you with a variety of techniques and treatments to help you recover. During your counselling sessions, a skilled professional, adept in the art of mental health care, will work with you to ascertain why you are feeling as you do, as well as identifying the likely causes.
The factors that contribute towards depression can be triggered by external events but can also be linked to chemical imbalances in the brain. Whichever therapist you see, they will deal with both the psychological and psychosocial areas of your depression.
After conducting an in-depth consultation, your psychoanalyst will be able to help in several ways.
They will show you how you can:
Therapy can take many different forms and much will depend on whether you want to be treated as an individual or part of a couple or a family. Your mental health professional will help identify the best treatment for you, taking into account any factors that may be triggering or prolonging your depression.
Frequently used forms of therapy for depression are: