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What is Depression?

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.  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.

Depression is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”.  With the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

At KlearMinds, our experienced therapists use a blend of CBT and counselling that can really help. We can show you effective step-by-step strategies that you can use to successfully beat depression.

How Can Counselling Help?

When you are depressed, things can seem hopeless and out of your control, but with the right help it can be possible to turn it around. Understanding the root cause of your depression and engaging in active strategies can help you to both alleviate depressive symptoms and prevent them from recurring in the future. Whatever is triggering your depression, our CBT depression therapists can help you understand what’s keeping you stuck and show you the steps you can take to regain happiness and control of your life.

CLIENT REVIEWS

“A cornerstone for greatly improving my depression and anxiety…”

“Very good at explaining why I was feeling the way…provided me with a tool kit to use to fight my depression which has helped me regain my confidence and change the way I look at life…”

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What are the Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression?

At KlearMinds, we have helped many people overcome a wide range depression symptoms. Here are just some of the ways in which we can help you to become a more positive and happier person:

  • Learn to understand how the root causes of depression symptoms can block positive change
  • Discover steps you can take to address the cause of depression and rebuild happiness
  • Understand how particular behaviours can fuel symptoms of depression, and how to change these
  • Learn how to stop negative automatic thoughts
  • Discover proven strategies that can stop depressive symptoms from taking over
  • Learn how you can rebuild happiness and fulfillment in your life
  • Discover how to develop a tool kit that you can use to prevent depression recurring in the future

Meet Our Experienced Therapists

Tania Turner

Tania is an experienced psychotherapist and couples counsellor. She is highly skilled in helping couples and individuals address a wide range of concerns. She has a warm, collaborative, insightful approach and uses a range of therapies including psychodynamic and mindfulness, to enable her clients to understand and resolve issues constructively.

Paul Glynn

Paul Glynn holds over 30 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.

Mita Hiremath

Mita is a highly experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about helping clients overcome issues they have been struggling with for months and sometimes years. Mita draws upon a range of therapies including, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR, which she tailors to best suit each client she works with.

Maggie Morrow

Maggie is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK. Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

Kate Thomlinson

Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.

Karen Gubb

Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with more than 15 years experience helping adults address a wide range of concerns. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic beliefs and patterns of behaviour that inhibit your ability to realise your personal goals.

Judy Harrison

Judy is a highly experienced psychotherapist. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation to help her clients. She also holds considerable experience providing Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy draws on a wealth of experiencing and works proactively with clients to help them understand and positively change patterns of thinking and behaviour which hold them back in life.

Jodie Dilliway

Jodie is a psychotherapist with several years experience helping individuals address a wide range of concerns. She works collaboratively using a variety of therapies, including CBT psychoeducation and coaching skills to empower clients to make positive changes. Jodie draws upon a range of theories and techniques best suited to the needs of each client, helping them to understand and change patterns of unhelpful behaviour, which can hold them back.

Dr Justin Basquille

Dr Basquille is Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years experience helping patients with mental health concerns, within the NHS and private practice. As a psychiatrist, he provides a medical service that focuses on the diagnosing and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions and psychiatric disorders. He can evaluate, assess and recommend a course of medication which can provide you with physical, mental and emotional relief for a range of psychological concerns.

Andrea Tibbitts

Andrea is a highly experienced relationship therapist and coach, with over 15 years clinical experience providing marriage and relationship counselling. She is passionate about empowering couples to be the best version of themselves and to live their best lives. She can help you and your partner to identify and address the root causes of problematic patterns which have a negative impact on your relationship.

Amanda Reynolds

Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 8 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.

Symptoms and Signs

Everyone’s experience of depression varies, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of the normal ‘lows’ experienced by everyone now and again. However, the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted, the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are causing problems in your life, getting help can strengthen your ability to beat depression.

  • Low mood
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of pleasure
  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Crying
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleeplessness
  • Lethargy
  • Pessimism
  • Social withdrawal
  • Suicidal thoughts

Why do you become depressed?

There are many reasons why you might feel depressed, and these will differ from person to person. Sometimes the cause is obvious – a particular disappointment or frustration, or the loss of a loved one – but that’s not always the case. Typically, there are several underlying reasons and contributing factors working in combination to result in depression. These may include:

  • Negative life events such as job loss, family problems or divorce
  • Bereavement an how successfully you come to terms with your loss
  • Childhood experiences including trauma and abuse, or lack of preparation for adult life
  • Long term suppressed anger
  • Personal circumstances such as loneliness, stress, physical exhaustion or disability
  • Physical illness including viral infections (e.g. glandular fever), painful or chronic illnesses (e.g. arthritis), hormonal imbalances (e.g. underactive thyroid)
  • Life threatening conditions such as cancer and heart disease
  • Heavy drinking
  • Heavy social media use

 

When should you get help with depression?

While everyone feels low now and again, how can you tell when your symptoms have reached a point when you need professional help? As a rule of thumb, if your depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and you feel depressed for most of the day, every day, you should seek help.

If your depression starts to interfere with your ability to function at work, in your family, relationships and social life, or your overall sense of contentment is affected to the point where you might be contemplating self-harm or suicide, you will urgently need professional support to beat depression.

It may seem like an impossible task to overcome your depression, but the sooner you seek help, the more successful the chances of turning your negative outlook around.

Take the First Step to Overcoming Depression

If you are tired of living with depression and are ready to get treatment, a Klearminds CBT and depression counsellor can help you. Why wait any longer? Contact us today.

Not sure which therapist or type of therapy you need?

Get in touch with Maggie Morrow, Award Winning Therapist & KlearMinds Director.
Maggie can help match you with the right therapist based on your needs.

Convenient Central London locations

At KlearMinds, we offer CBT depression counselling with depression psychotherapists and counsellors in the City of London EC1 and EC2. Our London based counsellors are within easy reach of Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Old Street, Farringdon, Barbican and Shoreditch. We are also located in Kensington W8.

Our Locations in Full

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Written By

This page was written by Maggie Morrow (MSc, BSc, Adv Dip, UKCP) and medically reviewed in February 2022.

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