Depression is a wide-ranging term with an equally wide-ranging list of symptoms. You can of course be diagnosed with clinical depression by your GP, and this may give you access to medications and NHS therapies.
Medication can be very effective and should never be seen as a failure. It can help me as a therapist because a client on medication can be easier to help.
But sometimes the medication either doesn’t work or makes you feel a lot worse.
And what happens when you want to stop taking the pills?
Getting quality therapy really will help you take some small but increasingly positive steps to a happier you.
Depression is a very individual and personal illness. My aim will be to work with you and take you into strategies that are designed specifically for you. There is no magic wand with depression, we must fight a lot of small battles in order to win the war. But each victory, no matter how small is actually HUGE because each victory is a step closer.
As such, because of the time factor, my approach to depression is more complex than my standard approach, as a client you may well need my support over a period of time, and this will require commitment from both of us.