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
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.