Counselling

Visiting a Counsellor or Psychotherapist can be beneficial, especially if a mother does not feel that they can benefit from a support group environment.  A counsellor can provide an important part of recovery from antenatal and postnatal depression with the regular appointments allowing the mother time to focus on her, how she has been feeling and what is important to her recovery.

It is important to find someone  who the mother feels comfortable with and who has the type of skills needed to  help her.  Counselling can help develop strategies for coping and managing anxiety.

There are many different counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, family therapy, solution focused therapy, and psychoanalysis.

There are different types of counsellors  including psychologists, counsellors, social workers, family therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and general practitioners with counselling qualifications