Depression Treatment in Norwich
If you think you are suffering from depression, I invite you to take a moment to consider getting in touch.
Having worked in mental health for over 20 years, I have supported many people suffering from both mild and chronic depression.
Depression is a common challenge faced by a lot of people. While it might not seem like it now, there are ways you can move forward.
As a fully qualified CBT therapist, I would be happy to talk to you about how I might be able to help.
“When I started to become depressed, I felt really alone and did not know what to do. When someone suggested CBT, I was unsure at first, but after meeting Derek I decided to try it. Four months on and I’m over my depression and I’m really starting to enjoy life again. Derek, I cannot thank you enough!”M - Norwich
What is depression and do I have it?
Answering the question ‘what is depression’ can be problematic. For example, feeling fed up or low is not unusual when we have suffered an unexpected set back, been let down or dumped or lost a job or someone close to us. In these situations the cause is usually clear and depending on our circumstances, our level of support from family / friends, and our personal resources, we might bounce back given time and space.
Unfortunately there are situations where we don’t have the resilience to recover. Or things may have overwhelmed us, or have gone on for so long that our psychological and emotional resources become exhausted and we feel dominated and demotivated by depression.
Please note that it is not uncommon for people to experience depression and anxiety together, so you might feel agitated and unable to stop worrying, but too exhausted to move.
I’d like you to take a moment to see if any of the following applies to you:
- Have I had any recent life changes?
- Have I suffered any recent losses?
- Did problems build up and become overwhelming?
- Am I very self-critical now?
- Do I feel that others are better than me?
- Am I generally negative?
- Does the future seem hopeless at times?
- Is it difficult to concentrate or focus?
- Is my sleep disturbed, or do I sleep more or less than normal?
- Do I feel exhausted and tearful?
- Have I stopped enjoying things or activities that used to interest me?
- Has my appetite gone up or down?
- Have I stopped seeing friends / family, or have I withdrawn from things / activities that used to interest me?
If you can tick several of these off, then you would probably benefit from ringing me for a chat with no obligation.
I provide clinically effective professional psychotherapy for depression, whatever the cause.