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Depression Counselling Melbourne.

Do you seem to always feel sad? Are you chronically unhappy? Are you getting frustrated with the effort you are putting into feeling better?

Have you had the thought that you are broken or that there is something wrong with you?

Do you struggle to focus on the present moment? Is it also difficult to focus on and appreciate the positive moments or experiences that are happening around you? If you do feel better, do you worry that it won’t last? You may also feel that no matter what you do, there is nothing that keeps the depression from coming back.

Breaking the Cycle

Experiencing sadness or unhappiness is a normal part of the human experience. Emotions, including sadness, give us information and clues about what we are going through and what is happening in the world around us. Emotions can also motivate us to take appropriate next steps.

Life can be painful and experiencing sadness or unhappiness is often part of transitions, losing someone you care about, or another painful event. Sometimes, the sadness or unhappiness may not be caused by anything in particular and you might wonder why it is happening.

Depression Counselling can help you to find:


You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.


Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.


You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.


With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.


Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

Learn Coping Skills

One of the great challenges of depression therapy is that to get out of it requires engaging in activities that while depressed will likely feel impossible. It takes a tremendous dose of perseverance to get moving when we feel apathy and low energy. During the course of therapy, you’ll learn skills to manage your depression.

You will learn to disengage from negative thoughts and treat them as information, rather than absolute truths, so they have less influence over your behaviour. Depression is often associated with seeing things from a dark perspective.

We develop a negative bias towards our own lives. When we feel worthless, useless, or unlovable, we pay attention to cues that confirm those feelings to the detriment of all other cues.

This skewed perspective often reinforces feelings of sadness and prolongs the depression. Recognising those blind spots where our perspective is darker than reality calls for is a big step toward living a healthier life.

Treat Your Depression, Find Peace.

As part of depression therapy, you will learn coping skills to help you withstand your triggers when the feelings associated with depression are at their apex. You will also learn how to become mindful of how others affect your mood and emotions and what to do about it.

​Looking for Depression Counselling in Melbourne? Contact us today!

Depression Resources

What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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