Depression can affect people of all age, ethnicity, sex, and gender and can often come with feelings of hopelessness, negativity, and lack of motivation.
Though symptoms of depression can vary according to the individual, the nature of depression can make it difficult to reach out and get the support you need. For many people, living with depression can make it difficult to function well at work, at home and even affect your relationships with others.
Knowing that we have a team of empathetic, experienced, and specially trained counsellors and psychologists who offer depression counselling in Newcastle, as well as online counselling for depression, can help you remember that help is available.
Here are 3 things you can do to help yourself reach out for help with depression.
1. Remember that Change is Possible
There are many ways in which to treat depression, though the research shows that talking therapy, especially Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and newer therapies (such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – ACT), are the most effective long term approaches.
In private counselling, your preference takes precedence as a client and you are often able to get an appointment at short notice, enabling you to start the process of overcoming depression quickly.
Depression often brings about feelings of hopelessness and negativity, however it is possible to change the way your think, and learn helpful strategies to get you out of depression, with the guidance of a specially trained counsellor or psychologist.
2. Research the Best Therapy Approaches Available
If you are looking to improve your mental health, whether through depression counselling in Newcastle or through online counselling, it is helpful to work with a therapist trained in a range of approaches that have been shown to help people overcome depression.
At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team offer a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person Centred Counselling, and a range of other talking therapies, including Mindfulness based approaches.
Once you have chosen your preferred specialist, your goals for therapy will be discussed and you can begin the journey of overcoming the cause of your suffering and improve the low moods and depression that you experience.
3. Recognise that You Can Learn New Coping Strategies
People learn new coping strategies to deal with depression all the time during therapy – it is one of the main reason people come to see us.
When you seek help for depression with us at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, whether face to face in Newcastle or online, your counsellor, psychologist or therapist will meet with you to help you overcome your depression and learn ways to improve the way you feel.
We believe in helping you to develop effective coping strategies for preventing the re-emergence of depressive symptoms as well as helping you to overcome your current problems with low mood, so that you can feel better quicker, and stay well for longer.
Contact Us Today
To find out how you could benefit from specialist depression counselling, our supportive team at Newcastle Psychologist are here to help you, whether face to face or online via Skype, Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp video.
Contact us by filling in the for below, or call us on 07966 645 198 to see if we can help.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling