Although everybody experiences feeling down at some point in life, these feelings usually pass after a short time. Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long period or appears on a regular basis, impacting upon an individual’s ability to function in their daily life. As one of the most common mental health issues across the population, it can affect those of any age. There are mild, moderate, and more severe forms of depression, with the latter form sometimes leading sufferers to feel suicidal. With our different therapies for depression, we focus both on managing symptoms and exploring the root causes of low moods.
Symptoms of Depression
People suffering from depression or low mood can encounter a variety of symptoms, which include hopelessness, a lack of motivation, issues with sleeping, difficulties concentrating, numbness and suicidal thoughts. It can by triggered by trauma or sudden life changes, although there is sometimes no explained cause of depression. When left untreated, depression can impact across all areas of everyday life, resulting in strained relationships and poor work performance.
Therapy and Counselling for Depression
Our treatment plans for depression and low mood vary from person to person, and can include a range of therapies. This may be a combination of both Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), designed to encourage individuals with self-doubt to be more compassionate towards themselves, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), an effective talking therapy which has been proven to help those with even severe depression. Additionally, for those who are experiencing depression triggered by trauma, we provide trauma counselling and EMDR trauma therapy, with the aim of helping individuals to fully process distressing memories that have impacted upon their low mood.
Depression and Trauma Therapist
Because we understand that each case of depression is different, our depression therapy here at Aguilera Psychology is always designed with the needs of the individual at the heart. As a qualified and highly experienced counselling psychologist, Dr Kat Aguilera offers a range of in-person and online therapies for depression and low mood. We aim to help provide symptom relief, as well as insight into the causes of depression, ensuring that these are fully addressed for the purposes of long-term recovery.
To get the help you need, or to learn more about our therapies for depression and specialised trauma therapy, contact us today for an initial consultation.