The British Journal of General Practice, February 2017, published an article about GP Chaplaincy. The reported research showed that the service showed equivalent improvements in wellbeing to antidepressants.
The evaluation and their experience suggests that primary care chaplaincy is a valid talking therapy and could be considered as a reasonable alternative to medication.
Primary care chaplaincy: a valid talking therapy? Gordon Macdonald
Br J Gen Pract 2017; 67 (655): 77. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp17X689221