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Help with depression – Therapy in Stockholm
Welcome to book a session, and we will talk through what you would like to have help with. I am a reg psychologist and meet clients online and at my practice in Stockholm, Sweden. You can get help with depression and also the anxiety that follows. I offer in-depth sessions (individual therapy) where you can gain perspective and understanding of yourself and change in your life.
Depression can take different forms. The symptoms can be lighter or heavier and have existed for a shorter or longer time.
The symptoms can be negative thoughts, ruminations, emptiness, low self-worth, few moments of joy and meaningfulness, and outwardly feeling that it is challenging with relations, everyday life, leisure, and work. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. The quality of life is affected.
Causes of depression
The causes of depression can also vary. External stressors in recent times may have triggered depression, for example, divorce, loss, accident, illness, or trauma. There may be relational trauma and neglect during childhood or adulthood. Even not having learned not to connect to one's emotional experiences and not taking feelings and needs seriously (reasons behind this can vary) can cause anxiety short and long term.
Depression & individual therapy
We will start with what you want help with and how to find ways to reduce depressive symptoms. In the sessions, we will remain open to other areas where you wish changes to occur.
Those who come to me may have experiences of previous therapies where they feel that they learned a lot ('thinking and knowing') about themselves and depression, but symptoms may have remained. There is a big difference between understanding the problems intellectually and experiencing them emotionally what can be done constructively about depression.
I work with affect-focused (ISTDP) therapy, which differentiates between 'thinking and knowing' a lot about depression and 'feeling and knowing' about emotional processes.
In this form of therapy, clients usually discover the difference between 'thinking and knowing' a lot about depression, and 'feeling and knowing' about emotional processes that more concretely give energy and power to act and thus reduce depression.
Usually, the client and I work with an arrangement where the focus is on relational and emotional processes according to ISTDP. I experience that this arrangement has better results than a more intellectual approach to the problems. Other times we work based on a combination of ISTDP and seeking understanding and knowledge or a more cognitive-behavioral approach. The arrangement depends on what the client wishes to work with and what is needed for change.