Supporting your 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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Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can offer counsellors and therapists who can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Stress, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Marriage Counselling, 

Our Counsellors and Therapists can offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching, Psychodynamic Counselling, Block Clearance Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Counselling, Reflexology, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Gestalt, Relational Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage.

We have counsellors and therapists who can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage, Lambourn and Faringdon in Oxfordshire, Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, Little Chalfont in Hertfordshire, Gloucester in Gloucestershire, Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, or Northampton in Northamptonshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype, zoom or phone from what we call the Hope Network.

Some areas covered face to face by our counsellors and therapists include Wantage, East Challow, East Hendred, West Challow, Childrey, Sparsholt, Kingston Lyle, Letcombe Bassett, Letcombe Regis, Grove, Denchworth, Childrey, East Lockinge, Ardington, Abingdon, Witney, Faringdon, Ardington Wick, Denchworth, Grove, East Lockinge, Goosey, Baulking, Uffington, Longcot, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, East Challow, Buckland, Lambourne, 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, Leighton Buzzard, Clipstone, Eggington, Stanbridge, Tilsworth, Battlesden, Great Brickhill, Stoke Hammond, Ledbury, Slapton, Northall, Totterhoe, Sewell Aylesbury, Swanbourne, Bletchley, Dunstable, Toddington, Luton, Stoke Hammond, Soulburym Aston Abbotts, Crafton, Ledburn, Grove, Tebworth, Gloucester, Hempsted, Saint Pauls, The Docks, Linden, Tredworth, Podsmead, White City, Kingsholm, Wotton, Over, Coney Hill, Cheltenham, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Chesham, Latimer, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont Common, Gerrards Cross, Maple Cross.

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