Central London Counselling & Psychotherapy Richard Backes
Dip. Psych, BPC reg., MBACP, FPC

Counselling and Therapy for Depression

Seeking help is key

According to the Mental Health Foundation one in six people are estimated to experience depression in their life time. But the Foundation say this figure is an underestimate as many depressed people don't ask for help or tell anyone. So seeking help is in itself a vital first step.

Depression is different for each one of us

It is important to find out what the word “depression” means for you as an individual as it is different for everyone. My aim as your therapist is to work with you so we can find out how the particular difficulties you face are shaped by your own specific, deep seated and hidden thoughts.

Living with loss

One way of thinking about depression is that it is your own very personal reaction to loss. This can be of a relationship, of a job or through bereavement. It is normal to feel sadness and sometimes guilt and anger at such events. Experiencing these feelings are a part of the process of coming to terms with and learning to live with what has happened. But if this process of grieving is inhibited and we are unable to acknowledge the nature of our loss, what the loss really means to us as an individual and how angry we feel deep down then depression can take hold. This is where counselling or psychotherapy can sometimes help.

Useful Publications

All About Depression, by Dr Jo Borrill, published by The Mental Health Foundation,
The New Black, Mourning Melancholia and Depression, by Darian Leader
Mourning and Melancholia, by Sigmund Freud



If you would like an initial chat to see how counselling and therapy for depression may help you, then do get in touch below or call 07514 067595.

If you decide you would like to come for counselling then sessions cost £50 an hour.




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