Depression Counselling Melbourne

Reconnect with a state of calmness and serene composure

Depression counselling that offers a supportive and professional environment where individuals can address and overcome the challenges associated with depression. Through a combination of psychotherapy techniques, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and interpersonal therapy, we aim to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their depression, develop healthy coping strategies, and rediscover a sense of hope, resilience, and overall well-being.

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Martina Luongo

Martina is committed to fostering a robust therapeutic bond with her clients based on trust and mutual support. She adopts a client-centered approach, prioritizing the individual’s distinctive requirements and tailoring therapy accordingly. Her goal is to create a personalized experience that truly addresses the client’s needs.

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    Depression Therapy - New Connections Psychology

    Understanding Depression

    Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable. It goes beyond the normal fluctuations in mood that everyone experiences and can significantly impact a person’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Depression can have various causes, including a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Traumatic events, significant life changes, chronic stress, or certain medical conditions can also contribute to the onset or exacerbation of depression.


    The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but commonly include:

    Physical Symptoms
    • Fatigue or low energy levels
    • Changes in appetite or weight (either significant weight loss or weight gain)
    • Sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia)
    • Physical aches and pains, including headaches or digestive problems
    • Slowed movements or speech
    Emotional and Psychological Symptoms
    • Persistent sadness or a depressed mood
    • Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities
    • Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness
    • Excessive guilt or self-blame
    • Irritability or restlessness
    • Difficulty experiencing positive emotions or feeling emotionally numb
    • Thoughts of death, dying, or suicide
    Behavioral Symptoms
    • Withdrawal or social isolation, avoiding social activities or contact with others
    • Decreased motivation or difficulty initiating and completing tasks
    • Neglecting personal hygiene or appearance
    • Increased substance abuse or engaging in risky behaviors
    • Difficulty concentrating, making decisions, or remembering details
    • Agitation, restlessness, or exhibiting slowed movements and speech

    It’s important to note that experiencing some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean a person has depression. However, if these symptoms persist for an extended period of time (typically two weeks or longer) and significantly interfere with daily functioning, it is recommended to seek professional help for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

    Depression Symptoms - New Connections Psychology