The Importance Of Seeking Help For Depression
One of the most important causes why people are pursuing therapy care across our Harley Street office is depression. In our central London office, we see clients from London and beyond struggling with this mood disorder that affects people of all socio-economic backgrounds, all professions and all walks of life.
For certain situations, our clients come to us when they have already been hospitalized and are asking for grief therapy. Others tend to realize that something is wrong with their lives, but they can not describe it or categorize it as depression. This is very reasonable, as many people have been dealing with depression for so long that they have become the default of their lives.
What is depression?
If you asked someone with depression to describe it, there are plenty of colourful metaphors that they could use, from a permanent raincloud over their head to a black dog that seems to follow them everywhere. Depression is not about getting sad or experiencing a rough day. It's not about being sad when something bad happens, but feeling sad despite something good going on and not having any hope of feeling better.
Our central London clients at the Harley Street Therapy Center experience the same common symptoms that patients around the world show. In addition, the signs most often seen in stress therapy include:
Feelings of being alone, empty or sad even when others around are experiencing joy and happiness
Loss of pleasure in life, even in those things that once were important and brought considerable joy
Fatigue, both mental and physical as well as chronic aches and pains, headaches and constant exhaustion
Difficulty or changes in sleep
Changes in appetite
Difficulty in thinking, remembering or concentrating
Thoughts of harming self or suicidal thoughts or attempts
Possible issues with self-medication through alcohol or drugs
Agitation, restlessness, inability to relate to others and even a loss of interest in going to work, maintaining a home, or maintaining friendships and relationships are also common issues.
You do not have to continue feeling like this and the depression therapists at our Harley Street center can help with depression counselling.
Depression Counselling and Treatment
Our team at the Harley Street Rehabilitation Center in central London are developing a depression care strategy for each person. Our primary focus is on working from your strengths and matching treatment techniques to what is most effective for you. This includes helping you develop your own unique methods of coping with depression and learning how to change your life to avoid triggers and stressors that have been problematic in the past. Ours is a truly holistic, client-centered approach to all of our therapeutic sessions
With depression counseling, you will learn about yourself and the strategies you can use to cope with when you feel overwhelmed. We also offer lessons about depression, which is a chemical deficiency in the brain, and how behavioural improvements and techniques such as relaxation, diary and creating a solid support network may be really effective in going forward.
Depression counselling can include art therapy, a wonderful way to express inner turmoil and thoughts without having to say a word. For certain people, we can also prescribe hypnotherapy or other forms of treatment that can help you create meaningful adjustments in your life to deal with stress and regain charge over your life.
What does anxiety feel like?
Again, there are many phrases to describe anxiety, but it amounts to feelings of uneasiness or even outright fear. Most people will experience this before things like job interviews or tests, which are deemed "natural," but anxiety becomes an issue outside of those periods when stress begins to affect the daily life.
A sense of dread
Feeling on edge all the time
How can you lift your mood?
There are many things that you can do to lift your mood if you are feeling low, such as calling your best friend, taking a walk, or watching a favourite TV show, but you should be aware that this type of self-care, while essential, may not always be enough. Psychotherapy or depression counselling at our Harley Street center can help by giving you a non-judgemental person to talk to, who can help you develop unique coping strategies, as well as working through any issues you may be having.
Qualifications of our Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Analytical Psychologists in London
Depression therapists at our Harley Street clinic are all exceptionally trained with decades of university-level studying and clinical practice amongst them. Unlike other psychotherapists, they have gone the extra mile to be officially licensed by regulatory agencies, including, though not restricted to, the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), Health Professionals Council (HPC), and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Posted by : Philippe Jacquet