Depression Therapy Treatment in Hertfordshire & London
We help and support those who may or may not know whether they are suffering from depression at both our centres in Hertfordshire and London. If you would like to know more information or book a consultation please contact us here.
Everybody has depressive feelings from time to time and they are a normal part of life. Life is experienced in ups and downs. An up might be a promotion at work and a down might be losing a job. Losing one’s job might result in depressive feelings on a temporary basis. It is when depressive feelings are experienced in the longer term that a person might require professional therapeutic treatment for a depressive disorder.
How does depression therapy work?
Our depression therapy uses a number of approaches including:
- Transpersonal psychotherapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Behavioural activation therapy
We use these approaches in an integrative way depending on the circumstances of each individual. Approaches are underpinned by psychotherapy and behavioural therapy principles. Psychotherapy enables you to process difficulties of loss and anger and understand the root cause of the depression you feel. It also helps you to develop the qualities needed to move out of the depression. Behavioural therapy gives a specific approach to moving out of the depression and engaging with a meaningful life.
Depression therapy would last as long as is needed for you to feel good again. We anticipate your sessions lasting for a minimum of twelve weeks depending on the progress you make.
Our Depression Therapy Benefits
- Understand the root cause of depression
- Develop the qualities needed to make long lasting changes
- Develop a clearly defined strategy for moving out of the depression
- Reconnects with a positive and meaningful life
- Learn how to maintain a new-found freedom from depression
Do I have Depression?
There are a number of criteria which may mean you are suffering from a major depressive disorder.
DSM-IV criteria for Major Depressive Disorder states
- Depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities for more than two weeks.
- Mood represents a change from the person's baseline.
- Impaired function: social, occupational, educational.
Specific symptoms in at least 5 of these 9, present nearly every day
- Depressed mood or irritable most of the day, nearly every day
- Decreased interest or pleasure in most activities, most of each day
- Significant weight change (5%) or change in appetite
- Change in sleep: Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Change in activity: Psychomotor agitation or retardation
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Guilt/worthlessness: Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
- Concentration: diminished ability to think or concentrate, or more in
- Suicidality: Thoughts of death or suicide, or has suicide plan
Indications which may indicate depression include:
- Irrational worry
- Preoccupation with unpleasant worries
- Trouble relaxing
- Feeling tense
- Fear that something awful might happen
The likelihood of someone suffering from depression is influenced by biochemistry, genetics, personality and environmental factors. For example, continuous exposure to violence, neglect or abuse.
90% of people respond positively to depression therapy and or medication or a combination of the two. We advise you to consult your doctor if you feel you are suffering from depression.
Contact us to book a consultation for depression therapy
Tel: 07944 996 646
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If you would like help for depression please contact us to book treatment.