Depression Treatment & Counselling in Perth

Our Depression Therapists And Psychologists Are Here to Help

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, affecting 8% of Australians last year alone. While the exact symptoms and experiences of depression vary between individuals, we know that depression can be extremely difficult, so we are here to provide support.

At Mindstate Psychology, we understand the profound impact that mental illness can have on your daily life. Our expert team is dedicated to treating depression through personalised and compassionate care. Our depression counselling services utilise evidence-based approaches, including interpersonal therapy, to help you navigate your mental health journey. 

Depression can present in many different ways, but it’s important to recognise that it is more than just sadness. Typically, depression is defined as a very low mood or a loss of interest or pleasure that lasts longer than two weeks. Periods of low mood from grief, relationship breakups and other life stresses are completely normal, and most people bounce back fairly quickly. However, if you are experiencing large periods of low mood or loss of pleasure, it might be time to get help.

Our depression therapists and psychologists are here to help with all mental health concerns, so you don’t have to go it alone. By working closely with our experienced counsellors, you will develop coping strategies tailored to your unique needs. Discover how counselling can support your path to recovery and improve your overall well-being. We're here to provide genuine, individualised depression counselling in Perth. We’re here to provide genuine, individualised depression counselling in Perth.

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Struggling with mental health problems can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with treatment-resistant depression. We all experience periods of stress, anxiety, grief, conflict, and other forms of emotional distress during our lives. Most of the time, we're able to bounce back. Sometimes, we might need a little extra help to do so.

At Mindstate Psychology, we understand the importance of addressing persistent feelings and painful emotions under proper medical supervision. Our experienced psychologists offer a range of depression treatment options tailored to your needs and are ready to help you get back to your best self.

Depression in the Context of Perth

Beyond Blue reports that one in seven Australians will experience depression during their lifetime. However, certain groups are more at risk than others. Younger people are the most likely to experience depression. Individuals identifying as LGBTIQ+ are four times more likely to experience depression, while First Nations people are three times more likely to experience psychological distress. However, depression can affect anyone at any age.

How do I know if I have depression?

Depression can present in many different ways, and the experience is individual. There is no single cause of depression. While we understand more about depression than ever before, there are still multiple causes, such as negative thought patterns, genetic factors, drug and alcohol misuse, current or past stressors and other neurological factors.

If you experience persistent low moods, lack of interest or enjoyment, negative thinking, feelings of hopelessness or reduced energy levels, it may be an indication you are experiencing depression. The best thing to do is make an appointment with a doctor or psychologist to discuss your concerns.

Symptoms of Depression Can Include

There are a number of different depression symptoms which may include;

  • Persistent low mood or feelings of sadness
  • Feeling frustrated or angry more easily
  • Loss of enjoyment in things you normally enjoy
  • Lack of concentration and difficulty focusing
  • Low self-esteem or self-confidence
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Excessive tiredness or fatigue
  • Withdrawing from social circles
  • Decreased libido
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Ideas or thoughts about self-harm and suicide
  • Negative views of the future

This list isn’t exhaustive, and you don’t need to experience all of these symptoms to need depression counselling see a depression psychologist in Perth. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms consistently in a way that impacts your daily life, it’s time to seek some help.

Depression Treatment Perth

When you seek depression treatment in Perth, there are many different techniques that a therapist or psychologist may use. Treatment is decided based on your unique presentation and symptoms.

Depression Counselling for Individuals

Depression counselling in Perth is a great step forward in taking back control of your life and overcoming depression. Many of the techniques used to treat depression are used to treat other conditions.

There is no one strategy for depression counselling, since people and their individual needs are unique. Our highly-skilled psychologists use a range of techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, problem-solving therapy and education, tailored to your unique presentation.

Counselling for depression helps you explore the underlying cause of your feelings, whilst allowing you to address parts of your life that may contribute to this. The coping techniques and skills learned during depression counselling can be put into practice in your everyday life, to enhance your mental resilience.

Our Depression Psychologists in Perth

Our depression psychologists in Perth are highly experienced in providing mental health support and therapeutic interventions to individuals experiencing depression. We employ a range of evidence-based approaches to help individuals understand, manage, and alleviate their symptoms. Our experts work towards creating a safe and empathetic environment, aiming to tailor our support to the unique needs of each client. We work with other healthcare professionals, such as GPs and Psychiatrists to ensure a holistic approach to your mental wellness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need counselling for depression?

Everybody experiences low points in their life, and sometimes these instances are more difficult to overcome. Even without a particular trigger, you may notice yourself experiencing one or more symptoms of depression, such as a persistent low mood, feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, lack of enjoyment in hobbies or any other symptoms. If you feel that these symptoms are persistent (typically for more than two weeks), contact us to make an appointment for depression counselling in Perth.

How many counselling sessions will I need for my depression?

There is no set rule about how many counselling sessions you may need. Typically, sessions may occur weekly or fortnightly, depending on the severity of your condition and your treatment needs. As you progress through treatment, you may find you require less frequent sessions. This is all determined by your progress and life circumstances. However, everybody is different, and we are committed to treating you as an individual - never just as a diagnosis or as a timeframe.

Should I see a counsellor or a psychologist for my depression?

Psychologists are university trained professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. We have extensive experience and knowledge in creating targeted treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions. Counsellers do not require a university qualification, and typically have less formal training and knowledge. Additionally, psychologists can diagnose mental health conditions and counsellors cannot. For these reasons, we recommend seeing a psychologist first.

How do I find the right psychologist for depression in Perth?

There are a number of things to consider when choosing the right counsellor for your depression treatment in Perth. Usually, all counsellors and psychologists hold the proper licences and qualifications, but it’s always worth checking this. While an unqualified counselling service may be helpful, your mental health is important and should only be trusted with trained professionals.

You may consider a psychologist with specific qualifications or a convenient location, but most of all, it's about feeling comfortable. You may not find the right psychologist straight away, and that’s fine. Feeling comfortable to open up to your psychologist is crucial to your treatment, so ensure you find one that meets your needs.

How much does depression counselling in Perth typically cost?

The costs can range from anywhere between $210 and $280 per session - more information about fees here. If you are concerned about the cost of treatment, it’s worth seeing your GP about a Mental Health Care Plan, which will enable you to access a Medicare rebate (up to $137.05). You can also contact our reception team to discuss your specific circumstances, as other financial support options may be available.

Telehealth counselling for Depression in Perth?

We offer both in-person and online telehealth sessions for our clients, ensuring you can get the assistance you need regardless of your circumstances. Telehealth counselling is equally as effective as in person counselling.

What’s unique about seeking depression counselling in Mindstate Psychology?

Mindstate Psychology is 100% committed to your mental health. We work with people from all walks of life and have great success thanks to our highly tailored approach. We don’t use cookie-cutter treatment options, because we understand that every person and their situation are different. We see mental health treatment as a collaborative approach, which is why our experienced professionals take the time to develop a relationship with you. Our experts are caring, friendly, and easy to talk to, plus, we have decades of experience and are leaders in our field.

What options are there for financial support for depression counselling in Perth?

If you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms of depression, we’re here to help. When you visit Mindstate Psychology, you’ll meet experienced, caring professionals who are here to help. It’s important to remember that while depression is a serious condition, there is help available. Contact us today and start your journey towards mental wellness.

Depression Help and Support in Perth

Choosing Mindstate Psychology for your depression counselling means prioritising health and care excellence. Our dedicated team is committed to addressing mental health issues and providing support for those experiencing a mood disorder. Our comprehensive approach includes talk therapy and relationship counselling, which are integral to improving mental well-being and physical health.

If you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms of depression, we’re here to help. When you visit Mindstate Psychology, you’ll meet experienced, caring professionals who are here to help. It’s important to remember that while depression is a serious condition, there is help available. Contact us today and start your journey towards mental wellness.

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Mindstate Psychology is located at Unit 3, 11 Richardson St, in South Perth. This convenient location makes it easy for you to get the assistance you need.
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