Treatment for Depression

Treatment for Depression

Vision Counselling has extensive experience in treating depression and can offer a range of therapies to find relief from depression and anxiety. The methods of treatment for depression and anxiety can vary from case to case but working with a professional to find the right treatment for you can help you to discover new coping tools that can help to minimise your symptoms. Going through depression can be a scary and sometimes debilitating experience in your life but with an estimated 6% of the population going through some form of depression it is important to understand that you are not alone.

Common symptoms of depression

Treatment for Depression

If you have recurring feelings of sadness, feeling overwhelmed or miserable, these may be an indication that you require treatment for depression. Symptoms of depression can manifest differently in everyone, but common indicators can include not wanting to be around other people, having trouble starting or finishing tasks, no longer enjoying activities that were normal in the past, feelings of lethargy or exhaustion, inability to sleep, eat, work or play, or thoughts of self-harm. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we can offer professional and confidential help for depression in Perth.

Therapies used in treating depression

There is no magical cure in treating depression. Depending on your personal situation, the treatment recommended by your healthcare professional may include therapies such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing
  • Clinical hypnotherapy

The goals in treating depression are to help you identify thoughts and behaviours that are negative and unhelpful. We aim to provide you with positive problem-solving abilities, recognise and change unhelpful thought processes, and find the skills you need to help you address relationship, life, work, and other life issues that may be impacting depression in your life. At Vision Counselling, our therapy process includes recommendations for therapeutic activities you can participate in outside of counselling and options for both after-hours counselling and post-therapy support to ensure that you continue to experience positive results in all areas of your life.

Postpartum depression or the baby blues 

Experiencing depression after the birth of a child can be as common as one in four mothers in Australia and it can also be experienced by new fathers as well. If you feel that you are experiencing postnatal depression, we can offer a range of services to help you get through this difficult time. Treatment for postpartum depression will help you to identify negative thoughts or feelings and to find processes to work through this time to help you get back to feeling your full range of emotions and begin to enjoy your baby.

Benefit from the help for depression in Perth provided by our team of professional counsellors and make your appointment today. At Vision Counselling, we offer telehealth psychology services provided via Skype or counselling in person for treating depression. Our frequently asked questions page will provide you with more information on our treatment for depression and anxiety or you are welcome to contact us with more specific questions. 

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