Depression Counselling Wolverhampton
Depression is a complex problem and is generally more responsive to Counselling than it is to Hypnotherapy. This page is all about counselling and psychological therapies for Depression.
Common Symptoms of Depression
If you experience some of these symptoms for most of the day, every day for more than a couple of weeks then you should seek help from your GP.
- A continuous low mood or sadness
- Feeling hopeless or helpless
- Low self-esteem
- Irritability & Intolerance
- Lack of motivation
- Difficulty making a decision
My Black Dog Called Depression
World Health Organisation
How do I know if I have Depression?
It can affect people in a wide variety of ways and produce a large number of different symptoms from feelings of sadness or hopelessness and a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy (including a loss of interest in sex) through to much more significant problems such as total withdrawal from society.
It can also lead to physical symptoms too, for example persistent tiredness, lack of ability to sleep and various feelings of aches and pains.
At worst (although this is actually rarer than most people believe) this problem can lead to such feelings of helplessness that suicide can seem like a viable option.
Only a medically trained specialist can diagnose the existence of Depression although the Psychology test available below may give you a reasonable indication that you should talk to your GP if you have a concern that you might be depressed.
Read About the MDI Depression Test here.
IF YOU HAVE SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING YOUR OWN LIFE THEN WE WOULD URGE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY TALK TO YOUR GP PRIOR TO CONSULTING US FOR HELP.
Therapy for Depression
There are a number of psychological therapies that are suitable for treating the symptoms of depression:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in helping to alleviate depressive disorders.
The principle techniques in CBT recognise that there is a link between what we think, and what we feel and by changing our thinking patterns we can produce different feelings.
The Changing Limiting Beliefs Programme has also produced excellent results for people experiencing depression and uses many similar techniques to CBT although goes beyond CBT in helping sufferers to better manage their thinking and un-helpful belief systems.
Is Hypnotherapy suitable?
As there is no clinical evidence to support the effectiveness of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in treating or helping Depressed people, we only offer Psychological and Counselling based solutions. However if you are not actually depressed and just feeling a bit down now and again, then Hypnotherapy may be able to help you to manage the symptoms.
We are able to offer the Thrive Programme for Depression at Thrive with Paul.