Depression

If you are feeling hopeless, low, or unable to see the positives in life, help is available. Better Therapy provides a supportive space to help improve your mood and address the causes of depression.   

What is Depression?

Many of us sad, gloomy, or self-critical at times. Whilst this is a normal human experience, persistent feelings of hopelessness and low mood may be sign of depression.

Depression is a very common problem and affects roughly one in six individuals at some point in their life. In its mildest forms, depression may have a limited impact on normal life. However, when depression is severe or persistent, it can make work, relationships and day-to-day living incredibly difficult. However, it is vital to remember that things can improve and that effective help is available.

Depression effects individuals in many different ways. These may include changes in our thinking (gloomy, hopeless or self-critical thoughts), our emotions (feeling sad, guilty, numb or irritable), our bodies (tiredness, restlessness, lack of energy, or changes in sleep and appetite), and our behaviour (frequent crying, withdrawal, self-isolation, and finding little enjoyment in activities). Some individuals with depression also experience urges to harm or punish themselves.  

Better Therapy for Depression

If you think you might be suffering from depression, you can access effective help and support. Working with a clinician at Better Therapy will provide you with an opportunity to understand the causes of your depression and what has kept it in your life. Using tried-and-tested techniques, your clinician will also help you develop tailor-made coping strategies for improving your mood, reducing negative patterns of thinking, and re-engaging in life. Time will also be dedicated to ensuring that you are able to maintain these positive changes in the long-term.

Clinicians at Better Therapy are experienced in treating depression using the most effective talking therapies available. Our treatments are based on clinical research and are supported by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Research indicates that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is very effective for improving depression and is usually our recommended therapy. If you are suffering from persistent depression, or feel that your difficulties may be related to difficulties in your childhood or relationships, Schema Therapy or Cognitive Analytic Therapy may be a useful alternative or addition to CBT. In every instance, treatment will be tailored according to your needs and personal goals.

Speak to us today to find out more about how we can support you.