Introduction to Depression
Depression is a serious mental illness which causes overwhelming worries, fears or thoughts that take over your mind. It can affect every area of your life, and takes all the enjoyment from the things you love to do. Just getting out of bed seems daunting, and at its worst, it can lead to thoughts of, or attempts at suicide. The causes of your depression often began during childhood when we were particularly vulnerable, or maybe during stressful life events. For some people, there is no obvious cause.
It is not simply feeling a bit ‘fed up’ and is not a sign of weakness. It may last for weeks, months or even years, and clients often mention a sense of ‘doom’. Sadly, it is very common and can affect anyone; men, women, young or old.
What are the signs of depression?
If you are suffering from several of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from depression:
- low depressed mood
- feeling hopeless, worthless or guilt
- sad and tearful
- unable to concentrate or make decisions
- low self-esteem or self-worth
- lack of energy and motivation
- no pleasure or enjoyment in things you used to love
- no desire to be around people self harming
- problems with sleeping changes in appetite
- constant tiredness
- lack of interest in sex
- unexplained aches and pains
How can I treat your depression?
I work in my peaceful therapy room, at my home in Norwich, Norfolk, where I hope you will feel safe and secure enough to be able to talk about issues that are distressing you, and feel at ease sharing your problems with me.
I use various techniques and approaches to help you, for example, counselling skills, NLP, deep relaxation, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, thought field therapy and the Human Givens. I prefer to use a solution-focused, rather than problem-focused approach, which builds on positive feelings rather than reinforcing negative ones. You will find more information about me and the techniques I use on other pages of my website.
Please be aware that some medical conditions have similar symptoms to depression, so I would suggest you see your GP initially.
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THE MIND IS EVERYTHING, WHAT YOU THINK YOU BECOME.