Depression affects around 1 in 5 people in the UK and can affect how a person thinks, feels, and manages in day to day life. It can also affect themselves and how they relate to others.
Typically, symptoms of depression include a feeling of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in things previously enjoyed and lack of motivation. This complex condition manifests differently across different people however, with some experiencing others symptoms such as sleep problems, anxiety or even physical problems.
The good news is, however, that depression is highly treatable and our depression clinic in Newcastle has helped many people deal with the underlying cause of their low mood and develop strategies to cope with relapses.
Below is an outline of some of approaches that help:
Counselling & Therapies
Our depression clinic in Newcastle offer a number of proven therapies that have demonstrated effectiveness in helping people overcome depression.
Approaches such as counselling, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness for depression, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and others all have established evidence in both research and real-world settings to help people feel better.
Our team of psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists use a variety of these talking therapies to help people overcome depression and get back to everyday functioning.
Counselling and talking therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (mentioned above) have been shown to be effective in understanding depression and why a person may be experiencing it.
They also provide tools to help people cope and manage their mood better.
Challenging Thought and Behaviours
The key focus of talking therapies at our depression clinic in Newcastle is to help people challenge negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours so that they can break the negative cycles that cause low mood.
By exploring and questioning the negative (and sometimes intrusive) thoughts that occur with depression, combined with teaching clients effective coping mechanisms to deal with these thoughts and difficult feelings when they occur, our therapists can help give you the skills to tackle these issues, outside of the clinic, in day to day life.
By taking an active role in your own recovery, you become more in control of your reactions, which in itself can help with tackling depressive episodes and help in relapse prevention.
When depression hits, it can be hard to see a way forwards or a life where low mood, lack of interest and sadness are not present, but it is a very real possibility.
As well as looking at ways to remove the negative impact of thoughts and feels, our team of psychologists, counsellors and therapists can also help you build a more engaging life, exploring those things that are truly meaningful and important to you.
This can be instrumental in helping overcome depression, and prevent relapse in the future.
Contact Us for Further Help
Whether your experiences with depression have been long standing or more recent, our depression clinic in Newcastle can help. Just get in touch with us for an initial consultation by calling 07966 645 198 or by contacting us using the box below.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling