Help, Therapy & Treatment for Depression in London & Dorset

Do you feel sad and low most of the time - even when something really great happens?

Have you lost interest in things you usually enjoy?

Are you extremely tired?

Do you feel overwhelmed by all sorts of things?

Are you angry?

Do you feel that things are spiralling out of your control?

These are some signs that you could possibly be experiencing depression.

Symptoms and Signs of Depression:

  • feeling persistently sad and low
  • a loss of interest or pleasure in things you usually enjoy
  • avoiding things you enjoy - especially if these involve other people
  • feeling tired with no energy – maybe to the extent that you can't even speak, let alone get out of bed
  • difficulty sleeping or needing more or less sleep than usual
  • loss of confidence and self esteem
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling agitated
  • feeling guilty or worthless, frightened or anxious
  • feeling really negative, and finding it hard to see the positive in anything
  • losing interest in food, or sex
  • eating for comfort
  • You may have aches and pains, or other physical symptoms too
  • You might feel overwhelmed by all sorts of things, and be unable to see a way forward at all
  • having a sense of helplessness and hopelessness
  • suicidal thoughts
  • self harm

However, there could be other reasons for your symptoms such as an other illness or infection, or perhaps as the result of some medication you are taking, so it is always advisable to see your GP first to eliminate these.

It's important to understand that there are different types of depression and that some are more debilitating than others – and more serious. Bipolar Disorder (manic depression), Post Natal Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Clinical Depression are all categories and types of depression.

It is also really important to recognise that people experience depression differently. For example you may feel angry and behave in an angry or hostile way, whilst another person may not. That person might not have the energy to be angry. They may feel helpless and hopeless and be very lethargic. And your thoughts, feelings and behaviour can change as you become more depressed.

Causes of Depression

Depression has been around for thousands of years, as have various theories about why it occurs. It is often a normal coping mechanism, but it causes problems when it starts to have a negative impact on your life.

Millions of people experience depression to a lesser or greater extent at some point in their lives, so you are not alone. It can come on suddenly, as the result of a trauma – or it can build up for years. So you may experience depression once, or you may experience bouts, or you may have experienced feelings of gloom and sadness for months or years.

Depression is likely to be the result of a combination of some of these factors: genetic, biological, environmental, physical and psychological.

In other words:

  • your own genes and DNA
  • whether or not depression runs in your family
  • the type of personality you are and how you deal with things generally
  • your life circumstances – what has occurred, and what is occurring in your life.

Help & Treatment for Depression in London or Dorset

You may be depressed because of a traumatic or stressful event. On the other hand, you may have absolutely no idea why you feel so bad. This is the case for many, many people. Hypnotherapy can, if appropriate, get to the core and enable you to make real changes for the better – quickly. However, your doctor will be able to check that there is no other reason for your symptoms.

If you recognise any of the above symptoms in yourself, then hypnotherapy can help you. Hypnotherapy is a particularly safe and gentle option which can be very effective in dealing with depression.

Call me on 07846 208 378, and I will explain the process in more detail and answer your questions.