Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Treatment of Depression
All our CBT Therapists are BABCP accredited, the single point that raises us above all other CBT Services. We have 30 London CBT therapists and 250 nationwide to help with depression. Call our head office in London to find a therapist near you.
How CBT helps with depression?
If you have depression, you are likely to feel persistently unhappy and hopeless and to lose interest in things you used to enjoy. Depression impacts how we feel, think and act, and CBT aims to alter or interrupt the maintaining factors in a depressive cycle with a mixture of cognitive and behavioural interventions. People with depression can often feel anxious, you can read what are the main anxiety disorders here. Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. However low you are feeling now, please remember that depression is treatable. CBT is the treatment of choice for mild to moderate depression. If you think you may have depression, please contact us and let us help you.
When to get help from a CBT therapist for Depression?
If you have five or more of these common symptoms associated with an episode of depression and have had for more than two weeks, please make an appointment today. You are not alone, and we can help you with CBT.
- A persistent feeling of low mood or unhappiness
- A sense of worthlessness and inadequacy with a loss of confidence
- Feelings of guilt, anxiety and irritability
- A loss of energy, general aches and pains and little motivation to do things
- A loss of interest and pleasure in day-to-day activities
- Changes in appetite – either eating less or more
- Sleep disturbance – difficulties getting off to sleep or early morning waking
- Loss of interest in sex and/or reduction in sex drive
- Difficulty in concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
- A sense of hopelessness and helplessness about the future
- Difficulty being around people leading to withdrawal and isolating self
- Thoughts of death and suicide
- Thoughts which are extreme, negative, self-critical and unhelpful
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Depression
CBT is the treatment of choice for mild to moderate depression. If symptoms of depression are severe, and medication is required, then it has a greater effect if combined with CBT. Guidelines on depression, produced by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend CBT as an effective psychological treatment to overcome depression and stay well. All our CBT Therapists are BABCP accredited therapists, so all are specifically trained to treat depression with CBT.
How effective is CBT for Depression?
Most people's depression improves with CBT, and 87% make a full recovery. A feature of depression is hopelessness but do keep in mind that depression is treatable with CBT. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that is structured and goal-oriented. It was initially developed for the treatment of depression, and has the strongest evidence base, and has been successfully adapted for the treatment of a wide range of mood and anxiety issues.
How can I make an appointment with a CBT therapist?
It is easy to make an appointment with a CBT therapist. We have 30 London CBT therapists and 250 nationwide. If you would like us to help you with depression, please give us a call now on 020 3795 8718, request a call back here or send us a message here.