Depression

Depression can feel as if you have fallen into a black hole and will never be able to find your way out of it.

Symptoms of Depression

Restlessness

Trouble concentrating

Feeling annoyed or irritable

Feeling empty inside

Digestive problems

Lack of enthusiasm

Little pleasure or interest in things

Low libido

Feelings of guilt or shame

Feeling pessimistic

Suicidal thoughts

Overwhelming sadness

Disconnected from others

Insomnia or sleeping too much

Over-eating or losing appetite

Getting Help

When you feel depressed it's often a battle to get up in the mornings and motivate yourself to do anything.

It might feel as if no-one in the world understands you.

If you are out and see people enjoying themselves you can feel isolated and cut off.

Often, it's very back and white thinking that everything is wrong and will be wrong forever.

It's important to understand it's the depression making you feel like this - not your true nature.

Therapy may be able to give you hope as you give yourself the opportunity to start to see things in a different way.

Results vary from person to person and no guarantees regarding outcomes can be made by any therapist or medical practitioner.

You can contact me for an informal chat by phone, drop me an email or use my contact form.

When you Start to Feel Better

Refreshed and energised

Looking forward to the day ahead

Socialising again

A sense of connection

Renewed interest in things

Greater feelings of self-worth

Motivated

A new lease of life

Enthusiastic

Happier

Sleeping better

Moving more

Making plans

Accepting yourself

Your story

Despite all the advantages of modern society, depression is on the rise in the western world.  The majority of depressed people visit their GPs and choose pharmaceutical help in the form of anti-depressants.  This can certainly take the edge off those black, depressed feelings – but tablets are only dealing with the symptoms, not the cause.  Sometimes medication can actually make us feel worse, or give us feelings of being numb – no longer depressed, but not happy either.  A kind of emotional limbo where we feel nothing.

Complementary therapy works alongside your medical practitioner and it’s important to seek guidance from your GP prior to arranging your hypnotherapy appointment.

When depression strikes it can be out of the blue, sometimes after a birth or a death or a big life change like moving house or changing jobs.  

Other times it might just creep up slowly until one day everything just seems unmanageable.  

Maybe you’ve tried medication and found you need something else to work alongside the drugs, or perhaps you’ve opted for an entirely chemical-free approach.

So, where do you go from here?

Solution focused hypnotherapy may be able to help by moving you away from the exhausting loop of negative thinking.  I work to help you to understand how depression affects your sleeping patterns and why you can still feel absolutely exhausted even if you’ve spent hours and hours in bed.

Depression is always secondary to some other factors – even if you don’t realise that right now.  We will work together to look at what might be needed in your life in order to change your story.

You might find comfort to know that depression isn’t an illness that is going to plague you over and over again.  When your thinking patterns change, then depression will just be a thing of the past.

Despite much hype and research, scientists have not found a “depression gene”.  This means that it isn’t hereditary.    Just because someone in your family suffered from depression doesn’t mean you will too.  All it means is that you have been influenced by  being in that depressed environment and subject to a learned behaviour. 

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