What do counsellors and doctors offer?

Counsellors and doctors have the professional expertise to help you tackle and overcome depression. Find out more about how the different types of counselling can help, and learn how to get the best support from your doctor including exploring the pros and cons of medication.

What do counsellors and doctors offer?

What is counselling?

What you can expect when you go to your campus counselling service.

How does counselling help?

How the different types of counselling work, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Consulting a doctor

Being realistic about what a doctor can offer and how to get the most from your appointment.

Pros & cons of medication

People often worry about relying on tablets. Medication is not always the answer, but it can be very helpful for some people. Know the facts.

Medication vocabulary

Short descriptions of the main types of antidepressant medication.

Other mental health services

For more severe depression and other mental health problems you may be offered help from a range of other mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists and community psychiatric teams.