Depression Counselling

Depression Counselling2019-03-27T02:32:33+00:00

Live For A Happier Future

When you’re sad, sometimes all it takes is a quick pick me up or a diversion to make you happy. And so, it’s an opportune time to get together with people who love you and who are always there to cheer you up. It can be an excuse to indulge yourself. However, if you still feel sad even after doing what you used to love, then it could be a sign of depression.

People who are sad and who can’t get over it can feel paralyzed. They are unable to move forward and remain stuck in their depression. As a result, you might experience any of these symptoms.

  • You might have one of these sleep problems like insomnia or difficulty sleeping, you fall asleep at once, but you always wake up in the early morning, you experience hypersomnia or over-sleeping.
  • Your appetite changes – you might become a binge eater, or you overeat, or you lose your appetite altogether.
  • You feel sluggish all the time even after a good rest.
  • You lose interest in activities that previously brought you pleasure.
  • You avoid friends and family.

If you or someone you love is experiencing any or all of these symptoms for over two weeks, then it might be ideal to seek professional help. The trained team of Psychologists at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD are ready and able to assist you or someone you love overcome depression. We can help you regain a highly functional life like you used to have before.

Fight Depression With Our Help

The struggle to get over depression is real. In fact, many are unable to recover from it. As a result, they fall deeper into their despair and lose hope. When this happens, some may turn to substance abuse to cope with the problem. However, this path can cause more significant issues.

Remember, when left unchecked, your depression can affect your relationships and cause you more considerable stress at work. It will affect your finances and lifestyle and can even be life threatening. People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD offers a multi-modal treatment plan to address depression. Each program is designed to the specific problems of a client. Here’s how we can help you through your depression.

  • Identify the causes of your depression and provide you with the appropriate strategies to cope with each one.
  • Offer a caring, supportive environment where you feel safe and confident to share your problems.
  • Build your resilience through a strengths-based approach.
  • Engage with you so don’t feel isolated by your depression
  • Give you strategies to improve your thoughts. Remember a cynical point of view can feed your depression and cause you to fall deeper into it.

Depression can immobilize you. Break free of your unending sadness and seek help as soon as possible. The trained Psychologists at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD are ready to assist you. Aside from our training and implementation of proven therapies, our healthcare professionals can also make you feel comfortable, safe and supported. You feel more encouraged to share your concerns which is helpful in formulating a customized treatment plan for you.

Contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD today to learn more about our multi-modal treatment plan. Saturday appointments are also accommodated. Let us help you fight back against depression. Call Now!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T05:25:18+00:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2018-10-15T14:43:48+00:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2018-10-15T14:43:37+00:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T05:42:19+00:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2018-10-15T14:43:08+00:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-15T14:42:41+00:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T05:48:14+00:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2018-10-15T14:53:20+00:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-15T14:44:32+00:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2019-02-20T01:41:40+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T05:53:17+00:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2018-10-15T14:40:09+00:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.