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How can CBT help me if I am depressed?

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Chelsea-based psychologist Elena Touroni examines how CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) can be very effective for depression because it helps tackle the negative thoughts that come with the condition. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

CBT is very effective for depression. If depression is extremely severe, then, of course, the first thing one would need to consider would be antidepressant medication, because therapy alone might not be effective. If the depression isn’t at the severity where the person has completely become unable to function in their life, then cognitive behavioural therapy can help them with behavioural activation. Because a lot of the time depression lead somebody to withdraw from the world, and what we need to do is to help the person engage with the world and the activities they were previously doing slowly and gradually. Also depression can come with very negative thoughts about oneself. Usually, people feel very worthless when they are depressed, very inadequate in most areas of their life in a way that’s very extreme and irrational. So, cognitive behavioural therapy can help tackle some of the thoughts that come with depression.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.