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Couple Therapy for Depression

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What it is

Couple Therapy for Depression (CTfD) is an integrative, NICE approved, evidence-based treatment of up to 20 sessions of couple therapy designed to treat depression in individuals within their couple relationship, using the relationship as a key resource for recovery. It is one of the high intensity therapies offered in NHS Talking Therapies Services.

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New! Couple Therapy for Depression with Perinatal Focus trainings & awareness days

Find out about our:

  • New five-day training for qualified practitioners working in perinatal services
  • Awareness Day Trainings in London, Bristol and Leeds for people working clinically and non-clinically within perinatal services

Couple Therapy for Depression information, resources and core trainings:

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Our next available course

Couple Therapy for Depression Practitioner Training

September 2024 online

Understanding Couple Therapy for Depression

This therapy is designed to treat mild to moderate depression in people who have a regular partner, where the relationship may contribute to the development or maintenance of depressive feelings. Sessions are delivered through a local Mental Health Service - typically, NHS Talking Therapies - and both members of the couple are encouraged to attend.