How Does CBT Help with Depression?

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CBT in Newcastle

Many people experience depression at least once in their life,  with depression being one of the most common causes of disability across the world. Its symptoms might vary depending on a variety of factors.

Depression varies from person to person.  While some people might experience one episode and then never experience it again, others might spend their entire lives battling with the symptoms and challenges to their health, day to day life, and relationships that it can bring.

With some of the main symptoms presenting as low mood and hopelessness, it’s easy to become bogged down with negativity, but there is effective help available through our clinic, and we often effectively help people through CBT in Newcastle.

 Why Is CBT Effective?

As a talking therapy that combines cognitive and behavioural therapies, our CBT in Newcastle examines why you think the way you do and how that affects the way you feel and act as a result.

By determining these cognitive and behavioural pathways and cycles, we can help you learn to tackle negative thoughts in the most effective way possible.

Looking at the cause and effects of depression, your psychologist or CBT therapist works with you to rationalise and think more logically, overcome negative thought patterns and replace them with healthier and more positive ways of thinking, which can help combat depression and its symptoms.

What to Expect From our CBT in Newcastle

Although in our sessions we might start by looking at how your thoughts feed into your problematic behaviours, our approach to CBT in Newcastle won’t necessarily spend too long dwelling on the past (unless you feel it is necessary) and will help you from an early stage.

From the outset, our CBT therapists and psychologists will work with you to set positive goals for the therapy which we can work towards to help you overcome your depression.

Goals could include anything from feeling less depressed, sleeping better, cutting back on alcohol, worrying less, or any lifestyle change that will help alleviate the symptoms of the depression and feel better in day to day life.

Treatment & Therapy Programme

Though it is not possible to say how many sessions will be required, clients usually have CBT in Newcastle or online with us on a weekly or fortnightly basis, though this varies from person to person depending on goals and nature of the depression.

Our therapists will suggest at the beginning of treatment how many sessions you may require, but this may change as you progress depending on how well you both feel the approach is working, and your goals.

Before you finish your CBT with us in Newcastle, your Psychologist or CBT Therapist will teach you the skills you need to prevent a relapse, and help you identify any early warning signs that suggest you should come back to therapy if you feel yourself slipping.

If you are suffering from depression and think that accessing CBT in Newcastle from an established, professional service would be helpful, contact us using the form below call us today on 07966 645 198.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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