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Depression Counselling Services, Depression Treatment Melbourne

Treatment for Depression in Melbourne

You are not alone, so don’t fight it alone... VCPS practitioners can assist you.

When you are feeling depressed, it is common to feel alone, like it is you against the world. However, that is not the case. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and one in five people in Australia will experience depression at some stage in their lives. You are not alone in your struggle so don’t be alone in dealing with it. There are a range highly effective treatment options and we can find the best options for you so you can effective manage your depression.

So, how do you know if you’re depressed and not just feeling down? Check out your symptoms.

Depression is characterised by a low mood and is considered to be a serious illness when:

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and one in five people in Australia will experience depression at some stage of their lives. It is characterised by a low mood and is considered to be a serious illness when:

  • the depressive mood state is severe
  • it lasts for 2 weeks or more
  • it interferes with one’s ability to function at home or work.

Depression affects a person’s thoughts, behaviours, feelings, and physical well-being. Depressed people experience intense feelings for long periods of time and often without reason.

Signs of a depressed mood include:

  • lowered self-esteem or self-worth
  • lack of motivation
  • poor concentration and memory
  • reluctance to engage in meaningful activities that were once pleasurable
  • inability to sleep / insomnia
  • changes in appetite – either loss of appetite or over eating
  • less ability to control emotions such as pessimism, anger, guilt, irritability and anxiety
  • varying emotions throughout the day
  • reduced pain tolerance
  • lack of sex drive

Depressed individuals may also have suicidal thoughts. If you are experiencing depression, it is important to seek help from a practitioner as soon as possible. The practitioners at VCPS can provide support for people who are depressed by helping them to:

  • restructure negative and irrational thoughts
  • increase social support networks
  • gain insight into their boarder personality factors that contribute to these feelings
  • use narrative therapy (such as stories) to help the individual increase self awareness
  • practice meditative and relaxation techniques

To make an appointment with one of our practitioners click here or phone (03) 9419 7172

The following practitioners at VCPS provide treatment for those experiencing depression:

Mr Robert Luzza - Consultant Psychologist

Ms Rosemary Grahame – Clinical Psychologist

Dr Philip Walsh - Clinical Psychologist

Ms Serena Thorpe - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Russell Deighton - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Peter Wigg – Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Cherine Habib - Clinical Psychologist

Dr Effie Frangoulis - General Practitioner (interest in Mental Health)

Dr Olga Szymańska - Clinical Psychologist

Ms Leonie Hehir - Consultant Psychologist

Ms Maria Galatsis – Consultant Psychologist

Dr Adam Becker - Consultant Psychologist

Dr Dennis Shum - Consultant Psychiatrist

If you are struggling with depression, click here or phone (03) 9419 7172 to make an appointment with one of our experienced practitioners. We will help you get you back on track!

The following practitioners at VCPS provide treatment for those experiencing depression: