Depression Counselling & Therapy
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
The most common one – clinical depression is a real illness with real symptoms.
Many people assume that with depression once you have it, you will always have it but actually with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.
Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms.
They range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also suffer with anxiety.
There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains. The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe. At its mildest, you may simply feel low all the time, while severe depression can make you feel suicidal, that life is no longer worth living.
Most people experience feelings of anxiety, stress or low mood during difficult times. A low mood may improve after a short period of time, rather than being a sign of depression. I treat clinical depression as described above but if you think you have manic depression or Bi-polar disorder we recommend first booking to see your Doctor and then a Psychotherapist.
How I can help
Therapeutic Counselling will help you to get to the root of these sometimes painful and/or confusing feelings and beliefs and why you feel and do what you do, it will help you make sense of what has happened to you and also help you safely release any painful feelings and often out of date or misinformed limiting beliefs safely once and for all.
An advantage of Counselling & is that once the work is done you will no longer need to have counselling again.
Using expertise, tools, experience and insight as professional qualified Counsellors drawn from over 10 years of success with clients we know the right questions to ask you, really listen and learn all about you and your life and then we use our particular special tools, approaches and techniques best tailored to your situation and personality to help you draw out the answers and understand what has happened to you and why you feel and behave the way you do now.
Then we identify what is getting in the way of your happiness and help you to safely release those painful feelings and get rid of those limiting beliefs which are colouring your perception of yourself, others and the world around so that you can move forwards, feeling happy inside, know who you are, feel calm, confident, in control and have the life you really want.
Online Depression Therapy
As we know the need to help more people, we are extending our service online to help those looking for depression counselling.
How we will deliver these results for you
Weekly 50-minutes high-quality online video calls with you (working towards your desired outcomes).
Sessions are structured and include detailed history taking.
Using integrative approach with interactive, creative, talking therapies We are able to draw on a range of techniques and approaches tailored to suit your personality and needs.
The option of homework to continue progressing in between sessions
Techniques and creative tools to both recognise and release painful feelings Identifying and releasing emotional wounds frozen in time currently in your subconscious mind.
Various types of journaling,
Drawing tools and writing tools
Physical techniques and tools
Anchoring new beliefs and overcoming habits (NLP) and other exercises.
And many more
All explained clearly and sent direct to you via email.
Can you Trust us?
By choosing a fully qualified BACP* Registered Member and National Counselling Society Accredited Counsellor recognised by the NHS you get the following as standard:
30 Counsellor hours of mandatory continuing professional development each year.
The Latest informed approaches in Counselling/NLP
Your Counsellor reports in to and is monitored by a Supervisor to ensure the Counsellor is fit to practice and in adherence with the Code of Ethics of the Training body of your Counsellor.
Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1974 and GDPR. Password protected online meetings and secure data storage.
Full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
A clear understanding of the professional boundaries and sanctity of the Therapeutic Relationship only exists within the counselling session and safeguards the client.
*(British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Book Your Initial Consultation
If you would like to book an initial consultation and are in particular looking for depression therapy, please contact me and we can discuss your situation, what you want to achieve and learn about how Therapeutic Counselling & EMDR & NLP techniques can specifically help. We look forward to seeing how we might help you.
Tim Turned to us when he was suffering with Depression
Tim a successful executive had been suffering with depression, bad sleep, low self-esteem and anger issues for as long as he could remember but couldn’t understand why. He had loving parents & fundamentally a good life. Using tools, techniques, visualisation and detailed history taking we were able to draw out a lot of shame based angry feelings experienced during secondary school held frozen in time in his subconscious mind. Together we were able to identify how his school age self felt ‘as if no matter what he did he was never good enough’ and in order to hide this feeling and be acceptable to others he had unconsciously suppressed his true self to please others
So to collapse Tim’s depression we helped him identify and let go of his child self’s limiting beliefs about himself, validated his right to be his original true self (currently suppressed and hidden); empowered him to strip away his false self persona/mask & safely release his angry suppressed feelings – freeing him of his depression forever.
After this he restored his sleep, reviewed his current job and sought a more interesting better paid one, he and his girlfriend moved into together and booked a month travelling abroad for the following year.
Decades of suffering stopped after just 18 sessions.
Working with Sarah has taken me from absolute rock bottom to a place in my life where I’m no longer trapped in the cycle of depression and anger. Sarah is warm and easy to talk to, I was able to open up and unearth memories and feelings that I hadn’t explored in decades. It is not an understatement to say that working with Sarah has changed my life. If anyone out there is feeling low, suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts you don’t have to. Depression isn’t a life sentence and I urge anyone who is suffering to reach out to someone and from personal experience you couldn’t do better than going to Sarah.