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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy
and Counseling For Depression.
A warm welcome is offered and thank you for visiting the website of the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic and this page in particular detailing how you can be helped and treated effectively for your problems with depression. Specialised treatments and therapy offered for depression and depressive disorders include cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, counselling for depression and hypnotherapy for depression. Please peruse all the pages on this website detailing the different therapeutic interventions used which will help you break free from the feelings of depression you currently experience.
Depression is an extremely incapacitating illness which affects not only the sufferer, but also their family, friends, employment, self esteem, and ultimately, restricts the enjoyment of their life. Many people with go through life with the symptoms without seeking help, believing that it is just 'part of them', but in truth, the illness is very treatable. People with depression often feel that they are 'alone', whereas in-fact this is far from the case, with as many as one in six people suffering with one form or another of depression at some point in their lives.
With careful treatment for your depression at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, you will be helped to recognise the underlying triggers of why you get depressed and to set realistic goals for yourself to get better.
With the careful treatment you
will receive for your depression, you will be helped to recognise the
triggers of how you feel and equally learn how to manage those feelings.
This will be achieved using the empathic skills of cognitive
behavioural therapy. If required or requested, the effective therapeutic
interventions of hypnotherapy and counseling can also be used to bring
about change and help you release yourself from your feelings of
As with the majority of emotional issues, it is not an event, situation or impending event that causes you to feel depressed but it is your negative thought patterns towards the event itself that makes you feel depressed.
Activating Event: A person passes you in the street and doesn't acknowledge you.
Dysfunctional Thinking and Beliefs: What have I done wrong for them not to say hello. Maybe she doesn't like me any more. Maybe I have offended them in some way. Maybe I'm a horrible person, that's why she didn't say hello.
Dysfunctional Emotion Or Negative Behaviour: Feeling sad depressed with yourself. Go home as quick as you can because you do not want to bump into anyone else. Continue to withdraw because of the negative thoughts you have about yourself.
The above is a simple example and may not have any bearing on your own circumstances but it will give you an idea how your thoughts can affect how you feel and behave. Here, It is not the event itself that would cause you to feel depressed but it will be the thoughts and beliefs which are attached to the situation that cause the depressive feelings.
With depression, the negative thoughts people have about themselves is normally quite strong. That is why people with depression generally have a low self esteem and low confidence, because they do not believe in themselves and their self worth.The effective treatment offered at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic will help you turn around your negative thoughts and feelings.
With Depression, the majority of your negative thoughts and behaviours will have no evidence or very little evidence and no logic to support your current thinking which encourages you to feel the way you do, only the beliefs you hold about a situation or an event. This is where the skills of cognitive behavioural therapy become very effective. CBT helps you to challenge your thoughts and beliefs, to look for any evidence which supports the negative thought, to re-label what an event or situation means to you and then to challenge your beliefs helping you to create a more alternative and realistic outlook.
With cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, it is not just a matter of creating a positive thought and all will be ok. You will be helped to create new thought patterns which are realistic and functional which will help you to behave in a more positive way. With the effective treatment available at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, you will learn to challenge the beliefs you have and when you have created a more positive outlook, you will view the anxious situations differently so they do not impact on you the way they currently do.
Working together, you will be helped to break your thought processes down into smaller components. When the problem is broken into smaller components it becomes far easier to manage. Additionally, by challenging the thoughts in this way, by breaking them down, you may come to the realisation that there isn't actually a problem or the problem is no way as big as you thought it was.
comes to treating depression and depressive disorders, research shows that therapy is
usually the most effective option. That’s because depression therapy, unlike depression medication, treats more than just the symptoms of the problem,
it treats the thoughts behind your problem.
At the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, Paul will help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and anxieties; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. The cognitive behavioural therapy treatment for depression applied in the clinic will give you the tools to manage your feelings of depression and will teach you how to use these tools in attainable and achievable steps so you can begin to leave behind the feelings you currently experience.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression is generally viewed as the most effective form of treatment for depression and various clinical trials have concluded that cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, in many cases, has been as effective even more effective than medication. CBT for depression is recommended by the NHS as an effective therapeutic intervention to bring about behavioural change and equally encouraged in it's use by NICE, (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).
Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression applied by Paul at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic focuses on the thinking patterns and behaviours that are triggering and sustaining your depressive feelings. You will be effectively helped to challenge your negative thoughts which will bring about beneficial behavioural change for yourself as well as a change how you generally feel.
Paul is an approved member of the NHS Trust Register as well as the government supported Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council, (CNHC), so you can be sure that you will be receiving the very best of therapy available. Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression applied by Paul at the Life Change Wellbeing Clinic, focuses on the thinking patterns and behaviours that are triggering and sustaining your depressive feelings. You will be effectively helped to challenge your negative thoughts which will bring about beneficial behavioural change for yourself.
CBT is not just a talking therapy where you come and sit and talk about how you feel. CBT is very pro-active in helping achieve behavioural change. The depression treatment offered helps you ultimately to become your own therapist, to find the solutions to your own problems so that long after our brief therapy has finished you will be in possession of an array of tools to help you manage any negative thoughts or feelings that may come your way.
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Please Continue to peruse the pages of this website using the links at the top of the page so you can gather further information on the therapies and symptoms treated. Please feel free to call Paul anytime to discuss the treatment offered in the clinic.