Depression Help Newark

Counselling, Hypnotherapy and EFT Help for Depression in Grantham.

Depression

Being depressed is painful and very debilitating resulting in partnership and family conflict, loss of work productivity, and real misery for the person affected by the condition and those around them.

Many therapists and doctors advise that patients diagnosed as Depressed take numerous steps to tackle the condition along with counselling and medication.

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to mild to moderate depression, you may benefit from therapy with Dr. Michael and Elevated Therapy

You will need to check this out with your GP first. In some cases, a person’s medical provider will need to give permission to involve complementary and alternative therapies with their diagnosis and medical treatments. Elevated Therapy sessions are NOT a substitute for medical care.

Talk Therapy at Elevated Therapy with Michael involves discussing your problems and how you feel. Michael can help you detect patterns of thought or behaviour that contribute to your depression.
You may be given homework, such as observing your moods. This will help you to continue your treatment outside of appointments.
Michael can also teach you exercises to reduce stress and anxiety.

Dr. Michael can also help you create strategies to identify and avoid any triggers that exacerbate your depression. This includes developing coping mechanisms for when you experience these triggers.

Talk Therapy at Elevated Therapy may resolve temporary or mild depression. 

Michael sometimes uses a combination of short-term Cognitive Therapy which helps you identify these unhelpful thought patterns and turn them into more positive and productive thinking patterns.

He often takes a Behavioral Therapy Approach using a broad range of techniques which seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviours, and reinforce desirable behaviours and eliminate unwanted ones.
The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them.
It actions on the idea that we learn from our environment, and all behaviours are learned and that unhealthy behaviours can be changed. 

This type of approach usually focuses on helping you engage in activities that will enhance your feelings of well-being and help with feelings of self doubt, low self esteem and confidence issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a blend of cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy. It helps you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave by addressing both the negative thought patterns and the behaviours that contribute to depression.

Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Michael has great faith in EFT and was one of the first therapists to be using it in the UK in London back in the mid-90s.
He is an international Trainer’s Trainer of EFT and Meridian Energy Therapy (MET).
Visit EFT at Elevated Therapy

We have an interesting study (link below) from the United States called a meta-analysis – an examination of multiple studies on the same topic over a given period of time. Researchers Nelms and Castel looked at a variety of research papers published between 2005 and 2015 about the effects of using EFT Tapping Therapy on Depression. Here’s what they found out:

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Nonrandomized Trials of Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the Treatment of Depression.

Mindfulness at Elevated Therapy

It is so easy to rush rush through life without “smelling the roses” along the way.

Being in the present moment with your own thoughts and feelings allows you to engage with the world around you and will improve your mental wellbeing.

Mindfulness can help you achieve that and appreciate life more as it is happening and therefore understand yourself better within that process.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy in Grantham at Elevated Therapy works on an unconscious level, using a variety of techniques to tackle what triggers lead to your depression. It allows for the underlying reasons behind the depression to be identified and be treated, as well as any triggers.
While offering positive suggestions to break negative thinking patterns with the power of positive suggestion to create a more positive outlook and mindset. This helps with life generally and helps regulate your emotions and stress.

Acupuncture, massage therapy, relaxation techniques, physical activity, an anti-inflammatory diet, and meditation are also worth looking into as adjunct support.

WARNING: There are a variety of alternative and natural treatments (herbal and dietary supplements) that are often used to treat depression. Natural doesn’t always mean safe. These treatments shouldn’t be used without consulting your doctor first, especially if you’re taking prescription antidepressants or other medications. (see more details below).

Natural Remedies

Sometimes it can be helpful to use complementary or natural treatments for mild or moderate depression alongside traditional ones.
However, some herbal and dietary supplements can interfere with prescription medications or cause dangerous interactions, talk to your doctor before taking any supplements or other complementary treatments.
Indeed, some herbal and dietary supplements can interfere with many medications, including blood-thinning drugs, birth control pills, antidepressants, chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS medications and drugs to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. (source: The Mayo Clinic).
So do check this out throughly in the first instance.

Natural remedies may include:

  • St. John’s Wort
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Saffron

 

If you would like to find out more about Michael’s work and how it may help you, he offers a free initial consultation by phone or Skype for up to 30 minutes. You can talk through your symptoms and he can explain how he might be able to help.

Michael prides himself on being approachable, inclusive and positive with an empathic approach at all times. He always validates how a client is feeling. Michael purposefully sets out to deliver high quality therapeutic care through friendly and down-to-earth communication.

Treatments for Depression from Grantham serving Melton Mowbray, Bingham, Stamford, Sleaford, Grantham, Newark, Rutland, Oakham, and Bourne.