Dealing with depression and anxiety during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worry for most people, but those that also must contend with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety could find that the process overwhelming when facing it alone.


Of course, the lockdown put in place concerning COVID-19 means that visiting someone on a one-to-one basis is not possible. However, there are still therapists that can offer professional counselling and talking therapy to those that need it via telephone or digitally.

This ensures that the restrictions put in place by the government to help lessen the effects of the coronavirus do not have to negatively impact your mental health.

What is talk therapy?

Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, allows professional to hep aid the mindset of people by discussing the concerns that becoming bothersome and then putting them in perspective.

What are the benefits of talk therapy?

The benefits achieved from talk therapy can vary from person to person, but some of the benefits enjoyed by others taking part in talk therapy include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • alleviate emotional and psychological concerns
  • achieve personal change
  • feel healthier
  • helps to stop psychological issues become overwhelming

As stated, the potential benefits listed are only an overview. Ensuring you use a professional therapist ensures that the best method of treatment is applied to allow you to yield the benefits as soon as possible.

What is counselling?

Counselling can be like talk therapy in many ways but offers a more in-depth approach that can help counsellors ascertain any issues with social, personal and psychological problems.

What are the benefits of counselling?

As with talk therapy, the benefits achieved from counselling can depend on the person, but the following improvements have been enjoyed by others that have taken part in counselling, be it on a one-to-one basis or digitally. Benefits include:

  • greater self-esteem
  • increased self-confidence
  • relief from mental health conditions
  • better decision-making skills

Finding the right professional during COVID-19

Counselling and talk therapy are like any other service you pay for; in that, you need to ensure that you are getting full value for money.

To feel the full benefit of counselling and talk therapy, the person carrying out the treatments must be a seasoned professional that can make changes to their approach when needed.

Not only does this ensure that those receiving counselling to talk therapy are getting full value for money, but it also ensures that improvements can be made in achieving a calmer and more relaxed mindset.

If you're struggling and wish to speak to a professional that can help bring calm and clarity, you can search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you, for online and telephone sessions using the Counselling Directory search tool.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Counselling Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Yvette White, Anxiety /Depression specialist* Supervisor. Couples therapy.
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 & Southend-On-sea SS0

Hi my name is Yvette from Discovering You. I am fully qualified Counsellor Member of the BACP, EFT practitioner registered with the AAMET and Life Coach.I can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life such as Anxiety, Abuse, Loss, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Pain.

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