We can all feel miserable, fed up, worthless from time to time because of certain experiences in our life. However, if these feelings and reactions persist for weeks and months, it can be a good sign of depression. According to the studies of the Mental Health Foundation (2018), made on almost 5000 people, 51% of people who felt stressed, reported feeling depressed and 61% anxious. It is so important to take care of ourselves not only physically but also mentally. If we don’t feel good with ourselves, how are we going to have good relationships, perform well at work or make good decisions? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions for depression generally focus on helping people become more engaged in activities that they value, but have given up since becoming depressed.
Symptoms of depression may include:
- Feeling fatigued or with low energy
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Very strong feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Loss of appetite
- Not being able to enjoy things that are usually pleasurable or interesting
- Feeling anxious most of the time
- Avoiding other people, even friends
- Physical aches and pains
- Thinking about suicide and death
The treatment involves evaluating negative beliefs about yourself, the world, and the future. The session starts with an assessment, psychoeducation about the therapy and how you can benefit from it. To make the most of our sessions, we will work together so that I can prepare a detailed and personalised treatment plan for you. Therefore, it is important for me to know what your values are and what you would like to achieve from the therapy. The scientifically tested methods and techniques will help you get better. You will also learn the coping mechanisms that you can use anywhere you are. CBT combined with Hypnotherapy is an evidence based method to improve the therapy’s effectiveness.