Depression

Psychotherapy

Different schools of psychotherapy

You've decided to see a psychologist. But what kind of therapy is the best fit for you? Learn about the different schools of therapy before you make a decision.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is someone who specialises in psychotherapy, the so-called "talking therapies".

How to choose the right therapist

You’re depressed and not coping. Your friends have suggested therapy and you’re considering it. But how do you go about choosing the right therapist?

What you can't expect from your therapist

A therapist is there to offer a supportive, safe environment in which you can deal with your problems. But there are certain limits to what you can expect from your therapist.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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