Depression counselling and psychotherapy in Melbourne

Most people have periods of feeling depressed. Life is filled with ups and downs. But, depression can become problematic or even serious when the down periods persist. When depression starts to take over your life and prevents you from being productive and from having healthy relationships, seek depression counselling. If you want the tools and help to manage depression effectively in your life, you have come to the right place.

The trained psychotherapists at Bayside Psychotherapy can help you manage depression. With our training and knowledge, we can help you better cope and reduce the feeling of overwhelming sadness in your life.

How can we help you with depression? We can tackle your issues via online counselling where you can get assistance from the comfort of your own home. Self hypnosis can also be a valuable tool and you can download recommended hypnosis recordings.

Don’t let depression rule your life and steal your happiness!

Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book your confidential appointment. Let’s work together to help you combat depression.

Depression is a very common psychological disorder, with 30-40% of Australian adults experiencing symptoms in their lifetime. Depression is a complex health issue with a number of possible contributing factors including:

  • Genetics (i.e., having a family history of depression)
  • Life stress (such as divorce, housing and financial stress
  • Troubled interpersonal relationships
  • Having a pessimistic outlook on life.
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • A history of childhood abuse or neglect
  • Medical conditions and disabilities

Some symptoms that may indicate depression:

  • Feeling ‘Heavy’
  • A loss of interest or “can’t be bothered” mentality
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • A change in appetite, weight or sleep patterns.
  • Thoughts, plans or actions of self-harm or suicide
  • A change in activity levels
  • Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions

The good news is that our unique combining of Mindfulness therapy, counselling and hypnotherapy can greatly assist you.

Should I take anti-depressants? That is between you and your doctor or psychiatrist. If you need help overcoming withdrawal from anti-depressants, our psychotherapists can help with that as well. If you are thinking about medication for depression, make sure your doctor takes a balanced, objective perspective on the matter, and doesn’t bias a biological perspective over psychological factors. You can show your doctor this article titled The Depressing News About Antidepressants.

When will I start feeling better?

A large number of people begin to feel relief from the symptoms of depression as they start treatment for depression. The act of taking control of your situation (instead of continuing to let it control you) is empowering enough to make some difference on its own. Treatment types and timelines will vary based on the individual.

How is Bayside Psychotherapy’s depression treatment different?

A number of treatment options are available to you at Bayside Psychotherapy. Rather than using a uniform approach to patients, we tailor our approach to your unique situation. Our psychotherapists have training in counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Buddhist psychotherapy, which means we have a wide range of tools available to help you. We can use a combination of treatments to help you through depression, in fact.

You can make an appointment for online counselling via Skype. Consider getting a jump-start on treatment by downloading a recommended depression hypnosis recording. Please call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our online form to find out if we can help you manage depression.

Note: This information is informative only and is not to be used for diagnosis or substitution of appropriate assessment and/or treatment by a registered practitioner. Information on this page and our entire site should not be construed as implying that our therapists are specialists in treating any condition whatsoever. While some of our therapists may have experience working with people suffering from a specific condition, not all of our therapists do. We do not guarantee any particular level of performance, cure or management of symptoms. Each case is unique and responds differently with collaboration between client and therapist being crucial. Always seek appropriate assessment from a qualified professional such as a GP, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or social worker especially if you are acutely distressed. If you are in immediate crisis, please call lifeline on 13 11 14, or contact emergency by calling 000 within Australia.

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  • Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm