Coping with Depression Related Problems
A Better Way of Coping with Depression
Depression or depressive thoughts and feelings can happen to anybody at any time. The psychiatric model of depression suggests that people experiencing these types of thoughts and feelings are suffering a ‘medical illness’ that is totally beyond their control and that the solution to the ‘problem’ is obtained through the application of pharmaceutical drugs that ‘correct’ the chemical imbalances in the persons brain.
You may be surprised to know that although widely disseminated within our society as ‘fact’ that this is neither ‘true’ or particularly useful. The psychiatric diagnosis of depression is actually based on an opinion rather than on biological science. There is no actual biological test for depression, just an opinion based on the behaviours the sufferer describes to the doctor/psychiatrist.
The latest research into the efficacy of anti-depressants (not carried out by the drug companies) suggest that they are only ‘marginally’ more effective than placebos and even this ‘marginal’ difference is a statistical difference with clinical significance falling below the criteria (3 points on the depression scale) allowing the conclusion to be reached that they really work (Scientific American).
A New Approach to Coping with Depression
We believe that the best and most sustainable way of coping with depression is to learn how to manage the unhelpful thinking associated with feeling this way. Evidence clearly demonstrates that depression responds very well to ‘talking’ interventions and we offer a highly developed programme that tackles mental health issues from a completely new paradigm – that we can learn how to make fundamental changes to our core beliefs which reduces the production of depressive thinking at the deepest level.
This process is known as the Thrive Programme and has repeatedly helped people to develop effective skills for coping with depression.
Coping with Depression – Learn How to Thrive
If you want to learn the tools & techniques for coping with depression then you should consider following the Thrive Programme with Paul here at Tranceform Psychology.
Thrive is an evidence-based training programme that uses applied psychology and CBT principles to help you understand and then change any unhelpful thinking styles and limiting beliefs that have an adverse impact on your symptoms.
Over the course of ten one-hourly sessions you will learn about and develop personal insight into how your core beliefs have either helped or hindered you over your life course and then how to use a range of proven scientific methods to bring about changes which directly impact on your experience and the way that you feel.
Watch the Thrive Video Below
FREE Initial Consultations
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about coping with depression. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & counselling should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.