Effective treatment for Depression in Rickmanworth & Aylesbury
Do you wish you could overcome your depression and get your life back on track? I can help you take back control over your emotions and feel happy again
By Cara Ostryn, Depression specialist in Rickmansworth and Aylesbury, welcoming enquiries from nearby Amersham, Harefield and Chesham.
Depression very common and it is estimated that between 10-20% of the population are suffering from it to some extent at
any one time. Major depression is the number one psychological disorder in the western world*.
We can all feel down from time to time - feelings of sadness are quite normal. However, what is different about depression is that these feelings last for weeks or months, rather than days.
Depression can often surface in the context of relationships: death of loved ones, romantic and marital break-ups, betrayals by friends or authority figures can all significantly increase the risk of depression. Although, many clients that I see can also feel depressed or unhappy in the absence of any major triggers in their life. Sometimes feelings of depression can seem to come out of nowhere, without any clear outward cause.
The psychological causes of depression
Depressive thoughts and feelings are created or are made worse from how we think about ourselves and our lives. These interpretations will be filtered through our own beliefs and particular thinking styles. For example, when we brood or ruminate about negative things, this focus of attention on the bad/sad things in life will affect how we feel. A downward spiral begins as this very act of inward focus that actually creates and maintains depressive feelings.
Depression is also linked to feeling powerless. The feeling that we are unable to make changes and are stuck in life. Feelings of powerlessness or helplessness can be linked to a lack of belief in ourselves that we deserve more in life, or that more is achievable.
Very often, we are unware of the very thinking that is causing the depression, simply because we don't tend to notice our thinking: negative thoughts can become 'normalised' - we get used to having the same old negative self talk. Although we're unaware of doing it, it's causing a huge amount of damage to our emotional state...
Thrive is an actively engaging programme which... really does change the way you react, think and feel about almost everything in life... I am the happiest I could have ever imagined. Thrive truly saved me, and nothing I can say can explain the depth and extent to which it did so, but all I know is that those feelings of sadness and helplessness are a genuine distant memory and Ive never felt so in control of all my emotions.
Jasmin, 20, overcame her depression
I hadn’t believed that I would ever be totally free of the feelings of anxiousness and the persistent negative thoughts, but they are now completely gone and I am finally able to relax and feel happy for the first time in years. I am confident that I will never return to the way I was before as I have completely changed the way I think, and I can’t even remember what it felt like to be so unhappy! Cara has helped me to completely change my life and I couldn’t be more grateful….thank you.
Zoe, 30 , suffered from depression and and anxiety
Help for depression
The treatment I offer for depression is very different to anything else available...for one thing, it really works! It's not like CBT, where you are given techniques to try to firefight away your thoughts. It's not like counselling or traditional psychotherapy, where you talk for hours on end about the past, or how miserable you feel - only to find that nothing really changes.
I can help you to change not only your thinking, but more importantly your core beliefs that have created these depressive feelings. Discover how to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself, overcome your depression and live a happier and positive life.
You'll find that its much simpler and faster than you may have ever believed to take control and get the life you want!
Get in touch - contact me for a chat or a free consultation
To arrange a free consultation or to book an appointment call 07740 781 573
If I'm with a client, you can leave a confidential message on my answerphone and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you can email me at: email@example.com
* Seligman, M. E. P. (1990) Learned Optimism.