Depression Treatment in Adelaide

Depression can affect most parts of a person’s life. Symptoms may be physical, psychological or emotional and may be accompanied by anxiety. People with depression may have difficulty engaging well in both personal and professional relationships. Some people might feel despair and loneliness, whilst others may not be feeling much at all, and have a sense that life is just meaningless. The experience is unique to each individual. Approximately 4% of Australians will experience a major depressive episode in any twelve months.

Symptoms of Depression

A diagnosis requires a combination of some of the following symptoms, you may not experience them all:

  • A sense of hopelessness
  • Feeling tired and suffering chronic fatigue
  • Loss of pleasure in most regular activities
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling worthless
  • Excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • Poor concentration
  • Indecisiveness
  • having a tendency to think negatively
  • feeling low
  • feeling nothing
  • being negative about other people
  • having low productivity at work
  • Pessimistic thoughts
  • Unrealistic view of life
  • Weight loss or gain without dieting
  • Change in appetite
  • Sleep disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Being ‘slowed down’

Depression Treatment by a psychologist in Adelaide

There is certainly hope for recovery. Treatment can help you to:

  • Lift the depressed mood so that you can have more enjoyment out of life.
  • Increase your level of activity.
  • Learn to recognize, accept, and change your situation.
  • Gain control over rewards in your own life by learning to set and achieve your goals.
  • Learn to identify negative thoughts and how to change to a more positive thinking style.
  • Learn coping skills, such as having victories of mind over mood.
  • Have better relationships with the people in your life.
  • Experience feelings and create a more joyful life, even if life is not perfect.

Therapy Approaches

There are many different approaches to treatment. These include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Depression Treatment Psychologist in Adelaide – Westbourne Park Psychology

All of our Adelaide psychologists are trained to work with you and develop a treatment program based on principles that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression.

Book an Appointment

If you would like to book in to see an Adelaide psychologist, our receptionist will help you to find the  psychologist with an interest in your area where help is needed. Westbourne Park Psychology has now amalgamated with Rose Park Psychology. To see the psychologists who treat panic attacks please follow this link to Rose Park Psychology

Email us on or call us on (08) 8364 3818. Monday – Friday we are open until 5:00 pm. We are open until 8:00pm on Tuesdays.