Depression explained

Counselling for depression helps and supports people who are suffering from feelings of unhappiness, sadness and distress. These negative feelings may come and go, they may be constant and they may become serious.

Depression is an illness. It may be triggered by a personal trauma such as change, relationship breakdown or bereavement. Depression can undermine confidence, motivation and the quality of life. Depression can be persistent and be a re-occurring illness. Some people may be vulnerable to depression, or even susceptible to depression.

Severe depression may lead to thoughts of self-harm or even suicide. Whilst depression counselling will help, some people may be under a GP for medication as well as seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist. Some people with depression may be referred to a counsellor or a psychotherapist by a psychiatrist or vice versa.

Our approach to depression therapy

Pinnacle has a large amount of experience in depression therapy. We recognise that every individual is truly unique, and this makes our methods of practice evermore important in treating something like depression.

The first part of our approach is thoroughly understanding our clients, who they are, what they do and to come to a joint decision as to what is being achieved through the therapy. It is crucial to us that we take a holistic approach when treating depression. This means that it can be common practice for us to blend and use various aspects of different therapies. Also known as ‘integrative counselling’, it ensures that every client receives unique and tailored treatments to satisfy their needs.

When a client approaches us with an idea of what they need, we encourage them to firstly discuss the different options and ideas available. This allows us to both reach a joint decision that is practical and of personal value for them. We do offer group sessions and therapy for couples, however it is unusual for groups or couple to be simultaneously affected by depression.

Our practices are always confidential and discreet, so you can rest assured. We treat individuals of all ages and tailor our approach accordingly.

If you would like to find out if we could help you, we invite you to contact us.

What Clients Say

I’ve been suffering with severe depression and anxiety for over 10 years; taking medication and have seen several therapists. My GP recommended Pinnacle Therapy, so I made an appointment based on her advice. After the first session I noticed something had changed, but wasn’t sure what! I’ve had 8 sessions and now my Doctor has reduced my medication and we have set a goal to be tablet free in 2 months time. I’m very grateful for the support Pinnacle Therapy has given me, thank you.
Jeremy, Hampton Hill
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—Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a highly qualified psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, counsellor and mediator practicing in London and Richmond. Learn more about Richard and Pinnacle Therapy.

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