Cognitive behavioural therapy acknowledges that mood is related mindsets and thought patterns. The purpose of this therapy is to help you recognise harmful thoughts patterns that contribute to clinical depression, assess the reality of them and change them into positive ways of thinking.

Inappropriate behaviour comes from faulty thinking and when behaviour is changed, your mood will improve.

Psychological therapy for clinical depression

Clinical depression may affect the quality of your life in a number of ways such as:

  • a pervasive and persistent low mood
  • low self-esteem
  • a loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities
  • affecting sleep patterns
  • the ability to work
  • being more dependent on others
  • how you see yourself
  • feeling socially isolated

Through using psychological therapy as part of your wellbeing strategy, we can help you manage your depression by working with you to:

  • motivate you to improve your quality of life
  • set realistic goals
  • limit psychological distress
  • become more informed about your condition in order to cope better maintain positive results