Counseling for depression (Online Counseling/ in Alicante)

Counseling for depression

Symptoms / Treatment / Kognitive Behaviour therapie / Mindfulnesstraining

Author: Melanie Gramer | date: Tuesday, the 26. July 2016 | category: consultation


Depression is not an isolated phenomenon, 18 percent of the german speaking population is affected by mental stress and 6 Percent suffer from depression.

Every tenth woman received treatment in her live because of her depression, for men it is every sixteenth. If someone is affected by depression, typically he reports sadness, pessimism, a feeling of worthlessness, and a lack of energy and joy in everyday life.

There are different types of depression: Mayor Depression, Dystimia (chronic depression with low severity), Season-related depression and adaption disorder. A depression can develop because of an acute life crisis such as loss of a family member, financial difficulties or problems at work. Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart-disease- or kidney disease, HIV or Parkinson and chronic pain can also lead to depression. Sometimes depression can also be present without evidence of a clear trigger.

symptoms of Depression
treatment for Depression
Cognitive behavioral therapy / Cognitive behavioral training
Mindfulness- and Awareness Training


Symptoms of Depression

How someone experience a depression is always individual. Symptoms may include fatigue, low self-esteem, reduced or increased appetitt, concentration problems, sleep disorders, his irritability and / or sadness. If you are faced with a depression it is a challenging situation. It is good to know, that there are excellent treatment options. You do not walk alone through this difficult time. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can while I give you proven techniques and methods, with which you can overcome the depression.

Treatment of depression

The treatment is individually composed for you from various proven techniques and scientifically proven methods. In addition to cognitive behavioral training particularly the Mindfulness has proven.

Cognitive behavioral training

The Cognitive behavioral training finds its basis in the CBT (.). CBT is a type of psychotherapy which according scientific research results is one of the most effective forms of treatment for depression. During each meeting we are working together to identify and to understand the patterns of thought and behavior patterns, which are associated with depression and their maintenance. The next phase is about implementing the desired changes in both cognitive and in the behavioral habits and to achieve a more positive attitude to yourself, to your environment and your future. CBT is a technique, focusing how we think and / or act on it. It assumes, that nonfunctional patterns of thought or behavior patterns can affect mood continuous. It is one of the best-tested treatment options for depression and it is known for quick results. Negative thoughts are challenged, habits are questioned so that it is learned to deal effectively with the problems of life.

Mindfulness- and Awareness Training

With some patients, it makes sense to use "Mindfullness Training" to make the healing process easier. The Mindfulness Meditation is a way to work with emotions and learning how to deal with them. I share the process in three phases:

Phase of consciousness: You will learn to become consciously of your negative thoughts and destructive thought patterns . Mindfulness is used iin this case to initiate this awareness of the thought process and the feelings. This enables you to build a certain distance from your thoughts and to act as observers. This is the foundation for the second phase.

Phase of changing: The aim here is to let go of old thought patterns and to incorporate new ideas. New ideas and concepts that act against the negative thought patterns of during the depression are tried. I will help you to develop a new way of thinking, that fight the old, problematic patterns, that have been identified in the phase of consciousness, and thus weaken the depression more and more. You will become more aware of your self, so you will develop more "self-confidence" and you will show it the outward, it is a process of change, where I gladly support you.

The resolution phase: We will explore here, how well the new thought patterns work in your everyday life. Moreover, we are trying to perceive the changes in thinking consciously and thereby obtain the progress and ensure more progress. Maybe you want, if you have the depression monitored, still continue to work with me to gain changes in other areas or you stop the treatment. I respect your choice to take either short-term or long-term counseling treatment.

If you need help, contact Me:

If you are interested in cognitive behavioral training, or in Mindfulness, or have meditation or a general consultation for depression do not hesitate to contact me. I was able to help many people to break the cycle of depression and I am at your disposal with my knowledge and experience.

The most important, that you should know with a depression is, that help is available. If someone in your family suffers from depression, contact me or another psychologist or psychotherapist.

If you have any questions about consulting services or if you want to make an appointment for personal taste or online advice, contact me without obligation or use the online form to request an appointment.


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