Depression and anxiety are common issues that psychological treatment and counselling can help to manage. Contact Sophie today to learn that you don’t have to be unhappy.
Depression and anxiety are common issues that psychological treatment and counselling can help to manage.
The Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss. People suffering from depression may often experience:
- Loss of hope, meaning and/ or motivation
- Changed mood – e.g. apathy, guilt, hopelessness etc.
- Lowered energy levels
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lowered self worth
- Changed sleep patterns
The Symptoms of Anxiety:
Anxiety is characterised by a persistent state of worry or fear that interferes with day to day activities. People suffering from anxiety may experience:
- A pervading feeling of apprehension
- Panic attacks
- Stress that is disproportionate to the impact of an event
- An inability to set aside worry or restlessness
- Fatigue or restlessness
- Poor concentration
Treating Depression and Anxiety
Psychological therapy is often the most effective approach for dealing with depression and anxiety. Therapies used to treat depression and anxiety – tailored to each individual – could include:
- Psychodynamic Approaches
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
What Treatment is Right for Me?
The needed approach usually emerges in the process of the therapeutic intervention. By the end of the first session there are most often indications of the path ahead.
Thus, if you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, Sophie is happy to meet with you and discuss the issues you are experiencing and possible therapeutic options.
Contact Psychologist Dr. Sophie Bibrowska today to and discuss what is best suited to help you.
Appointments can be made over the phone or via email.
Sophie’s practice is located at the Victoria Medical Centre, Acland Street, St Kilda.
Beyond Blue – An organisation that helps raise awareness of depression and anxiety issues.
RUOK – An organisation that helps people to have conversations with anyone who may be struggling with life.
Lifeline – The national suicide prevention hotline – 13 11 14