Depression

Understanding Depression

It is estimated that in the region of 1:10 adults will report having experienced depression. Most people will suffer with their first bout of depression either in their late teens or early twenties, but it can come on at any time.

 

Depression is no respecter of age, race or class.

 

Most mental health professionals say that brain chemistry can often play a major role in the creating and sustaining of depression. However, life experiences affect brain chemistry, and some people become depressed after experiencing a significant life event such as a trauma, bereavement or a stressful period in their lives.

 

Signs and Symptoms

How depression presents itself can be different for us all. However, there are some characteristics that can be common for many:

.       Frequent crying and overwhelming feelings of sadness.

·       Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.

·       Changes in sleep such as excessive sleeping or the inability to sleep.

·       Anxiety.

·       Anger.

·       Difficulty enjoying previously-enjoyed activities.

·       Unexplained physical ailments such as headaches or muscle pain.

·       Difficulty concentrating.

·       Changes in weight or eating habits.

·       Thoughts of suicide.

A person experiencing depression will often struggle with coping with day to day activities that they may normally find straightforward, such as getting out of bed, bathing or dressing.

 

Does therapy work with Depression?

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), recommends CBT for the treatment of Depression. It is an evidence based, therapeutic model, that NICE recommends based on research based evidence.

 

Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and the condition is highly treatable.

Feel free to contact me to discuss your depression and how Therapy can help.

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Services

Counselling

Counsellors plays a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of society. They help people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives. 

CBT

This is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used to work with a wide range of emotional and psychologic problems.

Mindfulness

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn , "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."  

 

The benefits that come from this practice include:

 

  • Recognise, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions.

  • Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.

  • See situations more clearly

  • Become more creative

  • Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home

Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Issues. 

We offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching.

We can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage in Oxfordshire or from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype from what we call the Hope Network.

Some areas covered include Wantage, East Challow, West Challow, Childrey, Sparsholt, Kingston Lyle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Grove, East Lockinge, Ardington, Ardington Wick, Denchworth, Goosey, Baulking, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, Buckland, Pusey, Charney Bassett, Kingston Bagpuise, Fyfield, Frilford, Marcham, Garford, Shippon, Abingdon, Appleton, Culham, Drayton, Steventon, East Hanney, Milton, Fawley, Swindon, Oxford, Witney, Rickmansworth, Moneyhill, Batchworth, Croxley Heath, Croxley Green, Woodshots Meadow, Holywell, Batchworth Heath, Chandlers Cross, Mill End, Watford, Maple Cross, West Hyde, Maple Cross, Heronsgate, Northwood, Moor Park, Chorleywood,

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