Depression is the most common mental health problem that occurs in the population (NICE Guidelines 2008). Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy has been proved to be effective with clients who are diagnosed with mild to moderate depression.
Depression can have many causes, such as a bereavement or a traumatic incident. I have worked with multiple individuals to help alleviate the symptoms of depression, as well as understand the causes. Our approach would see us first work together on an assessment, followed by formulation of a treatment plan. This would look at thought patterns and any behaviours that are avoiding happiness.