This is Dr. David
I am so sorry for your son.
he needs to be started on an antidepressant
and also see a psychotherapist so he can talk out his feelings and work through some of his depressive feelings.
your GP can refer him to see a counselor or psychotherapist.
where in the UK are you and your son
there are websites that do list counselors who can help with psychotherapy counseling
Hi Dr David
you are welcome.
has he been started on an antidepression pill?
what is TYhan?
Thanks for your reply, but it does not really help, unfortunately. In my question, I said that we have spoken to his GP and he has referred my son to help but the first appointment will be in 2-6 months. During that time he might deteriorate and he will fall even further behind in his school work. I asked the question in this website: where can we go to get professional help? In Google there are lots of self-help ideas and volunteers, but in my question I asked if you can recommend any professional help which we can approach now, rather than wait a few months.
Thyan is a typing error! Please ignore, thanks.
yes, I need your location in the uk to help you find a therapist for him.
I also asked if he was started on an antidepression pill
London N10 (Muswell Hill)
if not, it sounds like he needs to start to take an antidepressant.
No, not on any pills or treatment yet
there are counselors close by
Ian Michie Counselling 49 Muswell Hill Pl, London N10 3RP, United Kingdom 0.1 mi SW +44 7773 797841 · londontherapy.bacp.co.uk
McInerney Philippa 82 Muswell Hill Pl, London N10 3RR, United Kingdom 288 ft SW +44 20 8444 1090
North London Stress Management Centre Queens Ave, London N10 3PE, United Kingdom 0.3 mi W +44 20 8444 4871 · londonstressmanagement.com
I would call these locations and see if they work with teens with depression and see how much they cost
and if you can get him into a counseling session there.
and see if he likes it and if it helps.
and get a follow up appointment with his GP to start an antidepression medication.
I can try that, thanks. But do you know of any that are experienced with teenage depression, or am I asking too much detail?
Family Constellations UKXXXXX London N10 3NR, United Kingdom 0.2 mi NW +44 20 8444 6712 · familyconstellationsuk.com
some counselors may have that experience.
you have to call around and see.
if they can't help, they might be able to point to a psychotherapist close to you who is experienced with teens.
ok, many thanks.
you are welcome
best of luck to you
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