Depression comes in all shapes and sizes, & no two experiences are the same. No matter what degree of depression is being experienced, it robs us of the experiences that make life meaningful. Depression clouds our judgement, makes us less available for relationships and decreases our ability to love, laugh and have fun. Repeated moods characterised by negativity, restlessness, fatigue and frustration serve as obstacles to living life in the ways that we would like. So if depression knocks on the door, it is incumbent upon us to do something about it.
I highly recommend that for mild and moderate depression, you first get to work on learning how to understand and transform your moods and subjective experience – which is what psychotherapy is all about. This has been shown to be a powerful way to reverse depressive patterns. In cases of chronic and severe depression, medication may be a helpful adjunct in this process, but should not be seen as a “magic bean”.
Let me help you to:
- Understand your moods and and subjective experience
- Explore new ways of thinking
- Feel comfortable and secure within yourself
- Maximise your potential by highlighting your abilities
- Spend more time in the present moment