Book A Counselling Session Specifically Suited For People Suffering From Depression!

Cross Culture Therapy offers online therapy sessions to people suffering from depression, anxiety, phobia and stress. We also offer life-coaching sessions to people who have recently gone through traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one or who are dealing with feelings of displacement and rudderlessness in society as well as to those who are suffering from work-related depression. Each session lasts 50 minutes and is conducted via video conferencing software. Sessions can be purchased in packs of 1-session / €50, 3-sessions €125 (60 day expiry), 5-sessions €200 (90 day expiry) and 5-sessions €220 with no expiry date.

What is Depression?

Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel. It involves feelings of extreme despondency or dejection and is associated with a prolonged state of low energy levels and a general aversion to activity and socialising. 

Sadly, depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness there are. According to Mental Health America (MHA) over 16 million Americans suffer from depression every year. In the EU the figure is higher still, with approximately 7% of its 512 million population reporting depressive symptoms in 2014. The World Health Organisation approximates that roughly 300 million people are affected by depression each year. For some, depression can lead to extreme distress and even suicide attempts. The WHO report that circa 800,000 people commit suicide each year and that suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst people between the ages of 15 and 29.

Almost everyone suffers from depression to some degree during their life time. Some people may be more susceptible to depression due to genetics or the environment they live in whereas others may find it easier to keep themselves upbeat. If you experience depressive symptoms for a duration of two-weeks or more, you may qualify for a diagnosis.

 

Common Symptoms of Depression

People who are suffering from depression commonly exhibit the five of the following symptoms over a two-week period…

Deep Sadness – Do you feel sad because of a recent event in your past? or do you feel sad without any reason for feeling so?

Anxiety – Do you, to an unreasonable degree, worry about events in the near, immediate or distant future? 

Irritability – Do people bug you more than usual? Do you find yourself overreacting to stimuli that you wouldn’t usually pay attention to.

Loss of Interest – Have you suddenly lost interest in things that you previously found interesting? Is it hard to regain that interest?

Feelings of Hopelessness – Do you feel like all hope is lost and that there is no longer any meaning to your life?

Low Energy Levels – Are you more tired than normal? Is it harder to get out of bed in the morning and more difficult to get things done?

Suicidal Thoughts – Have you contemplated suicide?

If you are wondering if you qualify for a depression diagnosis, please take our CPRS Depression Test to see if you are depressed and if so, to what degree.

Not everyone who is diagnosed with depression will experience every symptom and the intensity to which each symptom is experienced will also vary. For a full list of symptoms, please see our Depression Guide.

Philip Andersson - Depression Counsellor

Philip is currently studying to become an authorised psychotherapist and can therefore only offer life-coaching services at the moment. He is well-versed in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy as well as mindfulness practices.

Philip treats people suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and various phobias as well as people who are struggling to manage cultural differences. Philip is an Adult Third Culture Kid and has had experience in successfully treating people with displacement issues.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Work

June 2018 –                               Cross Culture Therapy    Borensberg, Sweden

I am the founder of Cross Culture Therapy and have been working actively with clients since June 2018, as a life-coach / counsellor.

August 2018 – Jan 2019       Region Ostergotland          Vadstena, Sweden

Work placement at the therapy department of a general practitioner. Assisting three in-house therapists specialising in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Therapy.

March 2017 – Nov 2018     Nytida Psychiatric Home    Linköping, Sweden

Worked as a member of a care-team at a psychiatric home for people suffering from schizophrenia.

Academia

November 2019 – November 2021  PDT Step-1       Sverigehälsan

Currently studying to become a psychodynamic therapist at Sverigehälsan. PDT Step-1.

August 2016 – January 2020   Bachelor of Science in Social Work   Linköping University

Studied various concepts related to social work such as; sociology, psychology, politics, socio-economics as well as Scandinavian Welfare Systems.

Philip Andersson

Founder – Cross Culture Therapy

Twitter: @CCTphilip

Our Cause – Helping People Overcome Depression!

Fortunately there are many ways in which depression can be treated. For people who are suffering from a mild depression a simple change in routine with more exercise and healthier eating will go a long way. For people who are suffering from more intense forms of depression then therapeutic help in the form of psychodynamic therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy will be the best option. Antidepressants are typically used as a last resort or if the depression is so far gone that it is hard to achieve a change in mood in therapy. For a full list of treatments, please see our Depression Guide.

We at Cross Culture Therapy aim to provide therapeutic help to people who are suffering from depression. Our goal is to provide each individual with the necessary skill set to deal with their depression in order for them to a life free from low-energy levels, depressed mood, loss of interest, reclusiveness and suicidal thoughts.

Beyond providing therapeutic services to people suffering from depression, we also intend to work with schools and corporations to provide similar services to students and company employees. This may take the form of one-to-one therapy sessions, informative lectures to students or employees, or educational programs designed to help on-site counsellors to work with the issue.

Moreover, we at Cross Culture Therapy will also strive to raise awareness of the issues plaguing people who suffer from depression. We believe that educating people in the matter will help alleviate the affects that depression has on society as a whole.

Book A Counselling Session Specifically Suited For People Suffering From Depression!

Cross Culture Therapy offers online therapy sessions to people suffering from depression, anxiety, phobia and stress. We also offer life-coaching sessions to people who have recently gone through traumatic events such as the loss of a loved one or who are dealing with feelings of displacement and rudderlessness in society as well as to those who are suffering from work-related depression. Each session lasts 50 minutes and is conducted via video conferencing software. Sessions can be purchased in packs of 1-session / €50, 3-sessions €125 (60 day expiry), 5-sessions €200 (90 day expiry) and 5-sessions €220 with no expiry date.

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