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Getting help with Depression Finding a way through to help build a better life

Depression can impact every part of someone’s life. We understand that asking for help is itself a massive step – we will capitalise on your motivation and deliver results.

Dealing with depression? Get in touch to find out how we can help.

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What is depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. Life can be challenging, but when our sadness is persistent it can add to signs of depression. It can affect a person's thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and relationships and leads to physical and emotional problems. Left unchecked it prevents people from living their lives to the fullest.

How can Portobello Behavioural Health help?

Therapy is a proven effective way to help people with depression. Therapists can help individuals to identify and address the underlying causes of their depression and negative patterns of thinking and behaviours and work with the client to develop positive and adaptive ways of thinking, as well as develop sustainable coping skills to manage symptoms.

Engaging in therapy allows the individual to become educated, which can reduce feelings of shame and self-blame. By working with a therapist individuals can manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. In some cases, medication can be required to help people begin the process of recovering from depression.

We work with several doctors and psychiatrists who we can refer to if necessary. Coaching can also benefit people with depression helping individuals move forward and achieve their desired outcomes. Coaches at PBH work in collaboration with other providers such as therapists and psychiatrists to ensure every client receives comprehensive care that meets their needs.

How does it work?

Initial consultation
Speak to a member of our team, in confidence, so we can better understand your needs, how we might be able to help and discuss next steps.
Depending on what services we recommend the next step is a formal assessment either with a clinical psychologist or a member of the therapy team.
Define a path to greater wellness
You’ll meet the team working with you and chart a plan to help tackle the problems you are facing. The length of time you work with us will be driven by you and your needs – we will support you every step of the way.
Ongoing care
The path to better mental health and wellness is a life-long process. Our aim is that you will get to a point where you no longer need us. However, our team will always be available to provide ongoing support, advice or additional help should you need it.

A long history in behavioural health

Our bespoke support model allows us to help clients no matter what their current stage of recovery.
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A presentation of depression is something we take incredibly seriously. Understanding its root causes and helping identify the right solutions unlocks a world of possibilities for people previously trapped by a debilitating condition.

Taking depression seriously

Providing the best care

We are proud to have an experienced team of practitioners, many of whom are published and leading experts in their field. Our specialists are committed to delivering the best care to each person who receives support with us, and pride themselves on placing service users at the heart of their treatment and rehabilitation journey.

Practitioners engage in continuous professional development in order to guarantee that their practice is guided by the latest research and adheres to robust National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and other relevant standards.
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Some common questions about depression

Do you accept medical insurance?

We do not accept medical insurance.  In some instances, clients are able to reclaim the cost of our services from theirinsurance companies but we do not deal with insurance companies directly. If additional information is required by a client in making an insurance claim an administration fee is payable.

Do you do therapy online?

Yes. We have a number of therapists who specialise in working with clients online. Get in touch and we can match you up with the most suitable member of the team.

How can you support someone with depression?

Encourage the person to seek professional help. A diagnosis by a medical professional is the first step to understanding what solutions are going to work for the individual. This may include medical interventions, therapy or a combination of both. Approach the person empathetically, encourage open communication and offer practical support where possible. Patience is required, depression can take a long time to overcome and recovery can be complicated and slow.

Where are you based?

We operate from two offices, one in London and one in Guildford, Surrey. However, we provide support to clients across the world through case management, coaching and therapy. This may include remote or online support or it may mean our coaches travelling to clients in their home country.

What do I do in an emergency?

Dealing with mental health problems is turbulent and characterised by repeated crises. PBH is not an emergency service. If you find yourself in a situation where someone needs medical assistance or there is an imminent danger you should call emergency services. If the situation is contained and you require rapid response in the form of case management or coaching please get in touch.

How much does therapy/coaching/case management cost?

The prices for our services vary depending on what is required. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can explain what PBH can provide and how much it will cost.