When you suffer from depression, it feels like nothing can ever help, and nothing will ever change. That is what depression does to your thinking.

It makes you feel certain that you can never feel happy again.

It drains the pleasure from things you used to enjoy, makes you see everything through grey-tinted glasses and eradicates hope and energy.

The first step to overcoming depression is understanding it. What it is, how it works and what it does to us.

If you are depressed at the moment, some of the follow symptoms may sound familiar:

• Feeling sad
• Feeling exhausted
• Feelings of not coping
• Lack of enjoyment in things you used to enjoy
• Feeling anxious
• Loss of hope
• Being more irritable
• Focusing on what is wrong
• Interrupted sleep patterns
• Increased dreaming
• Physical aches and pains

I use an approach to treating depression that focuses on getting you feeling better quickly.

The very first thing we will do in our session together is to ensure you understand why you are feeling this way. It has a lot to do with the levels of stress you are currently experiencing, which leads to physical as well as mental exhaustion.

Then I will work quickly to help you feel better by using deep relaxation with you. This is to prepare your brain to learn, because as you’ve probably noticed, depression makes it almost impossible to pay attention and retain information.

When you leave the clinic after that first session, I would expect you to feel better than you have felt in some time.

Of course, depression doesn’t shift over night and further sessions will be very beneficial.

Depression makes you feel hopeless, and I think I can help so please do be contact with me and you will begin to notice how you can feel better with hypnotherapy.