If you ask someone to name two common mental health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Despite the fact that they are commonly referenced in conversation, people still struggle sometimes to determine the difference between these two conditions. This is because many people with anxiety also develop depression and vice versa. Roughly 50% of people diagnosed with depression with also be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.1 However, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis in order to treat the correct conditions.


Many people with depression may experience what is known as “anxious distress” in addition to their low mood.2 People with anxious distress often feel tense, restless, and have trouble concentrating because they worry so much. They are deeply afraid that something bad is going to happen or that they might lose control of themselves. People who experience anxious distress with depression may be at higher risk for suicide or need more intensive treatment, so it is important to identify these symptoms along with the depression.  Talking about suicidal thoughts used to be taboo - not now, so many times it's such a weight off just to mention the subject.


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.


In short, depression is a parasite that feeds off your life.


But when you know how depression works; what it needs to sustain it, then you start to gain power over it and hope starts to sprout again.

I have been trained extensively with great results in 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.


Understanding is powerful.


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 my clinic after that first session, I would expect you to feel better than you have in a long time.


But of course, depression doesn’t shift overnight.

In the Program sessions, we will work together to:


  • reduce the amount of worrying and introspection you are doing
  • establish healthy sleep habits
  • tackle anxiety head on
  • learn about the causes
  • boost self esteem
  • resolve any practical problems that are causing you stress
  • work on any relationship difficulties you may be having
  • help you balance your thinking so you are not plagued by negative thoughts
  • as you feel better, gradually introduce elements to your life that will protect you from becoming depressed again


Depression can make you feel hopeless.

But there is hope, and I think I can help, so please give me a call or drop an email to arrange a free chat.