The Lion Counselling and Psychology Perth counsellors and psychologists have a wealth of knowledge and experience in depression treatment and have helped many Perth residents live a depression free life. Depression treatment can vary from person to person. By seeking professional help your therapist can help you find the correct treatment method for your specific needs. Our depression treatment methods can help you discover new coping strategies and tools to deal with depression.
Depression can be different for everyone some depression symptoms include recuring feelings of sadness, feeling overwhelmed or miserable more often than you feel good. You might not want to be around others. You might have trouble starting or finishing your tasks at work, at home or at school. You have stopped enjoying the things you used to do and enjoy. You feel lethargic and exhausted more often. You have trouble eating and sleeping. You might be thinking about self-harming yourself. If you or someone you know is experiencing these kind of depression symptoms, it’s time to speak to a counsellor or psychologist.
How Do You Deal With Depression?
Depression Treatment Methods
Some depression treatment methods that our Perth counsellors and Perth psychologists use include:
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT focuses on changing unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour that can negatively affect the way a person feels, thinks, and believes. A psychologist or counsellor using CBT methods will help a person with depression find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
MBCT combines cognitive behavioural techniques with mindfulness strategies in order to help you understand and better manage your thoughts and feelings so you can gain relief from symptoms of depression. A psychologist or counsellor using mindfulness techniques can help you overcome depression symptoms.
Talk Therapy gives the person experiencing depression a safe place to express, explore and process their feelings about what is happening to them. A psychologist or counsellor, using talk therapy can help someone with depression feel heard and understood and to explore the possible origins of their depression.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
EMDR is often used in the treatment of trauma. EMDR may be a helpful treatment method for someone experiencing depression that is linked to traumatic events. A psychologist or counsellor using EMDR can help the person’s brain reprocess the trauma they have experienced, reducing the person’s depression symptoms.
Clinical hypnotherapy taps directly into the person’s subconscious mind. A psychologist or counsellor using clinical hypnotherapy places the person experiencing depression into a deeply relaxed state, this then enables the person to receive positive input from the psychologist or counsellor that reduces the person’s symptoms of depression.
Our Perth counsellors and psychologists can help you identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns linked to depression and equip you with problem solving skills that will help you overcome depression once and for all.
Contact us today to live a depression free life.