Research by Jürgen Barth from the University of Bern in Switzerland, has shown that various forms of counselling and talk therapies, are all beneficial when it comes to healing from depression.
The study involved reviewing 198 published studies and had 15,000 patients receiving one of ‘seven different types of psychotherapeutic intervention: interpersonal psychotherapy, behavioural activation, cognitive behavioural therapy, problem solving therapy, psychodynamic therapy, social skills training and supportive counselling.’
Alongside the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy, the study concludes that not one type or style of psychotherapeutic treatment is better than another. This is great news for those who want a non-drug related treatment and who are thinking of entering into counselling or psychotherapy as a way of healing their symptoms. It also means a greater level of choice when choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist and preferred therapeutic discipline.
If you are suffering with depression and are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist in your area, check out the PACFA register or Australia Counselling.
For a list of depression resources, check out my page on pinterest.
This blog is part of my Therapy Rocks! series.