Counselling for depression is an evidence-based counselling approach approved by NICE (2009). It helps people who are experiencing depression. We create a safe and non-judgmental environment. 

It can help with life and adjustment issues related to difficult events. For example, divorce, redundancy, low self-esteem, health-related issues, and loss.

The process helps clients find restoration and confidence. It facilitates independence, personal growth and autonomy.

Please note the video on this page was made when the service was called Steps2Change

Your assessment appointment will help you and the clinician to establish your goals for therapy. Unlike other therapies, counselling is considered to be non-directive in nature. 

Counselling for depression is goal orientated. You will learn to understand the significant role our emotions can play in contributing to depressive symptoms.

Feedback tells us that counselling helps people to gain greater clarity about issues that underlie depression.

"Counselling has saved my life."

"It’s helped me in so many ways. I felt supported and at ease with my counsellor."

"I was sad and hated myself. I now feel like I have hope and so much to look forward to. Without this service, I don’t think I would have been able to get better."

"I have been able to understand my emotions and the reasons why. With her help I have been able to make positive steps forward in managing depression."

"I really enjoyed my sessions. My therapist built a rapport with me and listened with empathy and understanding. He enabled me to look at things through a new lens and was excellent."