Helping people overcome depression and live life to the full
- Do you feel as if a dark cloud is weighing you down?
- Does life seem directionless and purposeless?
- Are you lonely and isolated?
You’re not the only one. In fact, 1 in 5 Australians will experience depression in their lifetime.
Every year, around one million people in Australia experience depression.
Source: Better Health Channel, Victorian Government
What is Depression?
We all know what it is like to feel low or down for a couple of days. However, if you’re struggling with a constant feeling of intense sadness and you’ve lost interest in the things you usually enjoy, it’s time to seek professional help.
Symptoms of Depression
People experience depression in different ways:
- Difficulty or excessive sleeping
- Loss or increase of appetite
- Extreme sadness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Excessive worry
If you recognise some, or all, of the above symptoms, it’s time to reach out for help. Rest assured; depression is treatable. The sooner you get treatment, the faster you’ll recover.
How I can help
Treatment for Depression
As a clinical psychologist who’s worked for more than a decade with people who suffer from depression, I use mindfulness-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Training. are widely recognised as effective treatments for depression and supported by vast scientific research.
The good news is that depression doesn’t need to have the last word. Professional treatment has helped countless people who’ve suffered from major depression. Taking the first step is always the hardest, but it’s the first step on the road to recovery.
Maybe you have questions about working with a clinical psychologist and the therapy process. Head on over to How I work to get an idea of the therapy or counselling journey. Or check out the FAQ page to read answers to the most commonly asked questions. You can also make an online booking by clicking on the link below.