Therapy for Depression, from Experienced Melbourne Psychologists
Working with a clinical psychologist is one of the most effective ways to manage and overcome depression. We aim to listen and understand without judgement, as well as support you to develop increased self-kindness, motivation and wellbeing.
At the Centre for Clinical Psychology in Melbourne, or highly trained team are skilled in using treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also support people to explore factors either in the past or the present that may be contributing to their low mood.
We can also provide practical strategies to help you develop more helpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Ultimately, we want to help you to build greater connection to others, and find meaning and purpose.
Symptoms of depression:
One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. Depression can have a terrible impact upon people; from feeling bad about yourself, to having difficulty getting motivated. It can also create problems engaging in and maintain satisfying relationships.
Other symptoms might include:
– persistent low mood
– feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, guilt and pessimism
– struggling to find joy in activities you once enjoyed
– changes to appetite and sleep (over or under)
– thoughts of suicide
It’s common for depression to co-occur with other mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and more. At the Centre for Clinical Psychology in Melbourne, our team are skilled at helping in this situation too.
How can a Clinical Psychologist help?
Therapy can help you interrupt the stream of negative thoughts that are so common in depression. Our Melbourne psychologists can also help you re-engage with meaningful activities and connect with others.