Hi. I have been suffering from an anxiety disorder for many years which overtime has turned into depression. I have tried CBT several times but I never found it helpful in my situation. Is there any other type of therapy which could be useful? It is interacting with all areas of my life : sick leave, loss of friendships, lack of stable relationships.. Many thanks for your help.
 Judith Geddes
Judith Geddes
Mental health specialist, Psychologist
Clitheroe
You could try EMDR.

Ms. Judith Desbonne
Ms. Judith Desbonne
Mental health specialist, Psychotherapist
Bridgwater
I recommend Human Givens psychotherapy which is more holistic than a lot other approaches . You can find further information and your nearest therapist via the human givens institute, HGI.org.uk

Miss Samantha Lindley
Miss Samantha Lindley
Psychologist
Cheltenham
You may wish to consider a Mindfulness treatment approach or perhaps Compassion focused therapy (particularly if you struggle with a critical internal voice).

Dr. Miguel Montenegro
Dr. Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Liverpool
Most often than not anxiety and depression are hand in hand. The best place to start is checking the NICE guidelines for recommended therapies that meet your needs. CBT is best for mild to moderate cases and for people who have one condition only and not for co-morbidities (multiple conditions, like depression, anxiety, etc).

What you describe in your questions appears to be geared to a more relational therapy, which can include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or even Interpersonal Psychotherapy. However, without a formal assessment of your symptoms and case history it is difficult to suggest a therapy for you. I would recommend you first book an appointment with a clinical psychologist or counselling psychologist to ass your needs.

 Dragana Sanders
Dragana Sanders
Psychologist, Mental health specialist, Psychotherapist
Hello, I am sorry to hear you have suffered from anxiety and depression that is effecting most of areas of your life. CBT has not been successful long term as it might have dealt with the symptom management but not with underlying cause of the difficulty. An assessment by an experienced clinician that is ideally trained in a number of approaches should be the first important step. However, it sounds that relational/interpersonal therapy such as cognitive analytical therapy (CAT) that would identify underlying unhelpful patterns of behaviour and negative beliefs about self sounds as a good choice to me without knowing more, as well as EMDR or ACT. As mentioned, a good comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining the right approach that will be of help to you. Best wishes, Dragana

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