Depression

Depression can develop because of something that happened to you

…it can also develop because of something that didn’t happen.

Lifting depression can feel like the clearing of a fog. The beginning of looking forward to things. The energy to make small changes.

Possible Symptoms:

Trouble getting out of bed

Physically tired

Crying easily with no clear cause

No longer finding pleasure in things that used to give you pleasure

Feeling totally alone or unlovable

Believing that nothing will change or improve

Self loathing

Feeling that life is too much

Possible Causes:

Relationship breakdown

Workplace conflict

Rapid change

Unresolved grief

Transition into retirement

Loss of meaning or purpose

Trauma and abuse

Addiction

 

Treatment:

Treatment will draw on evidence-based practice to examine thinking habits that may be keeping you locked in painful emotions. Therapy will also examine changes in behaviour that may help to set your life on a different course.

When clients have been experiencing depression for a long time they often feel like no one can help or understand. Its true, depression may be difficult to lift, but there are several psychological models which have been shown to help.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptence and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness all have tools which have been effective for many people.

These approaches begin by creating distance between how you see yourself and the problems causing pain in your life. They tackle judgement, blame, anger, self loathing and regret.

The aim is to help you understand why you have come to feel the way you do and then gain the cognitive skills to find a way out.

Emily Scanlan - Registered Psychologist

Contact

BA Ec Soc (Psych), MIL, MA, PG Dip (Psych) Applied Psych (Cert) 

Email: scanlanec@hotmail.com

Phone: 0422 781 231

Location

ONLINE:

CDB Psycology & Wellbeing can provide all sessions online

via Video Conferencing platforms

OFFICE:

CBD Psychology and Wellbeing
Bvlgari Building
Level 3, Suite 1
64 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000

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