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Depression Treatment

At Sydney Emotional Fitness, when you work with our psychologist, counselling for depression is tailored to your own experiences. It is important to understand that depression or low moods can be a part of everyday life and that we all experience periods when we feel sad or upset. However, depression is a very common psychological problem and is significantly different from mere unhappiness or sadness. Importantly, depression treatment is not a ‘bad’ thing, nor is it something to be ashamed of as a large percentage of the population experience a bout of depression in their lifetime.

We can experience depression in many different ways. It can occur suddenly or gradually, and can vary in severity and types of symptoms.

Common symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • A mood that varies from feeling flat to very low and lasting up to several weeks
  • Loss of pleasure in activities usually enjoyed
  • Lack of motivation
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Loss of concentration or decisiveness
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism or despair
  • Tearfulness
  • Anxiety
  • High levels of self criticism and guilt

In whichever form it takes depression can have significant effects on our emotional health and wellbeing, relationships, work, and physical health.

When undertaking counselling at Sydney Emotional Fitness it is useful to know that the methods used for depression treatment in Sydney have been scientifically researched. The psychological therapies that have been found to be effective for depression include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based therapies.

Working with a qualified psychologist, counselling at Sydney Emotional Fitness brings together innovative and scientifically researched methods including CBT and Mindfulness-based practices, providing you with knowledge, skills and tools to regain your energy, optimism and strength to create a rich and rewarding life.

Whilst working with our psychologists in Sydney for depression treatment at Sydney Emotional Fitness we will work towards resolving your experience of depression. Our methods aim to equip you with lasting skills and tools for emotional health, resilience and wellbeing.

There are many and varied types of depression. Some more severe forms include but are not limited to:

  • Major depression – a depressed mood that may last for at least two weeks. This may also be referred to as clinical depression or unipolar depression.
  • Psychotic depression – a depressed mood, including symptoms of psychosis. Psychosis involves seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations), feeling everyone is against you (paranoia) and having delusions.
  • Dysthymia – a less severe depressed mood, a feeling that can be ongoing.
  • Mixed depression and anxiety – a combination of symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Bipolar disorder – (formerly known as manic depressive illness) – involves periods of feeling low (depressed) and high (manic)

Sydney Emotional Fitness, Psychologist/Counselling services, can assist with all forms of depression. Our qualified psychologists in Sydney will work with you to treat all aspects of depression, anxiety and stress to ensure that you have the tools to live a fulfilled life.

For all information regarding Anxiety TreatmentPsychologist CounsellingAnger CounsellingGrief CounsellingAnger ManagementRelationship CounsellingStress Management and Depression Treatment in Sydney, or any of our services that may assist you in leading a more rewarding life please call us on 1300 790 550.