Who needs a depressed psychologist ?

Half of all NHS psychologists are suffering from high rates of depression. Overwork stress, burnout and lack of work satisfaction is causing this.

A recent report from the BPS informs us that half of all NHS psychologists are suffering from high rates of depression. Stress, overwork, burnout, lack of adequate supervision and low job satisfaction are stated as the causes. As CBT is one of the mainstays of NHS psychological tretament this means that there is a growing void in treatment availablity for this approach. Its success depends on clients developing the ability to think in a more positive manner, which relies on the therapist conducting the session being both positive and optimistic. CBT needs to be practised by a confident, happy and positive therapist. Depression prevents the therapist from being able to deliver this therapy in an appropriate manner. Fortunately at Therapy Retreats we enjoy high levels of job satisfaction as clients report good progress in overcoming the issues which have been affecting them. A win-win situation as both client and therapist reinforce each others confidence on the road to a mutually satisfactory outcome for both. We continue to offer programmes which improve the wellbeing of clients and therapist alike.