Coping with Depression
Coping with depression involves understanding that feelings of sadness are a completely NORMAL human response to loss and also that time is a significant factor in the dissolution of depressed feelings.
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 is what is focused on whilst following our Tranceformental CBT programme.
Transform Your Thinking & Start Coping with Depression
Tranceformental CBT is available as Online Therapy if required
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychological training course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an evidence-based, research supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Free Initial Consultations to Discuss Coping with Depressions
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various types of psychological therapy that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online counselling service.
At Tranceform Psychology we emphasise the importance of the therapy relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss our change programmes BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking mental health work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.