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Psychological Therapy for Depression and Depressive Moods

Anybody can suffer from feeling a bit “down” following a sad event or when things just haven’t gone to plan, however, when you suffer from Depression you are likely to experience feelings of sadness for much longer, maybe for weeks, months or even longer.


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Despite the widely held view that Depression is some sort of ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain, the actual scientific evidence that supports this ‘hypothesis’ is very thin on the ground with many scientists questioning how this model has become so prevalent in today’s society. This does not detract from the impact that feeling depressed might have on a persons life, but the suggestion that it is some sort of ‘brain disease’ is highly contentious and may contribute to the belief that it can only be overcome through the use of pharmaceutical interventions.

There is plenty of evidence that a person’s limiting beliefs and unhelpful thinking styles can go a long way to contributing to the state and experience of depression.

Because of this, Depression should be regarded as a real condition that can have a very serious impact on one’s life – sometimes the most serious of impacts, but also that it can be helped by learning how to manage unhelpful thinking styles.

The mind is MORE than capable of creating a wide range of REAL physical symptoms as well as being able to influence the neural make-up of the brain, both positively and negatively!

However, all in NOT lost.

The symptoms of Depression can often be effectively treated using skilfully applied Psychology & Psychotherapy principles.

Symptoms of Depression


If you experience some of these symptoms for most of the day, every day for more than a couple of weeks then you should seek help from your GP in the first instance.

  • A continuous low mood or sadness
  • Feeling hopeless or helpless
  • Low self-esteem
  • Tearfulness
  • Irritability & Intolerance
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty making a decision

The majority of sufferers CAN make a complete and lasting recovery when they obtain the right kind of help.

How do I know if I’m Depressed?


Depression can affect people in a wide variety of ways and produce a large number of different symptoms (see above) from feelings of sadness or hopelessness and a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy (including a loss of interest in sex) through to much more significant problems such as total withdrawal from society.

It can lead to physical symptoms too, for example persistent tiredness, lack of ability to sleep and various feelings of aches and pains.

At worst (although this is actually rarer than most people believe) this problem can lead to such feelings of helplessness that suicide can seem like a viable option.

Take the Depression Test on our Psychology Tests page.

IF YOU HAVE SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT ENDING YOUR OWN LIFE THEN WE WOULD URGE YOU TO IMMEDIATELY TALK TO YOUR GP PRIOR TO CONSULTING US FOR HELP.

Causes of Depression


As with most psychological problems, specific causes can often be difficult to isolate. Evidence suggests that family histories of depression may lead to a higher chance of developing depressive moods later in life. Some suggest that there may be a genetic pre-disposition to depression, although the evidence is rather tenuous.

People who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their lives are often found to suffer from depression, but this is by no means always the case and many people suffering these kinds of trauma go on to lead perfectly normal and trouble free lives. This ability to ‘cope’ with trauma is known as ‘resilience’.

Depression Treatment


Here at Tranceform we can offer a wide range of different methods to help with depression, including the Thrive ProgrammeCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapies such as Psychoanalysis and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) as well as trauma-focused interventions such as EMDR.

Learn How to Thrive & Overcome Depression

The Thrive Programme Wolverhampton for depression

If you want to learn the tools, techniques and coping skills to overcome depression related issues 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.

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FREE Initial Consultations for Depression

We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your 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 & coaching 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 therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.

Page Author - Paul Lee BSc. Honours

Page Author - Paul Lee BSc. Honours

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This page was authored by Paul Lee Bachelor of Science (honours) Psychology and Social Psychology. All content is cross-edited by Dr. Justina Somal PhD (British Psychological Society) for accuracy and operational validity.

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