What is depression in detail

Depression is a mental health disorder that can cause feelings of intense sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness. It usually results from an imbalance in brain chemistry or hormones and can be triggered by events such as the death of a loved one, major changes in life circumstances, or stress.

People who suffer from depression often experience difficulty finding enjoyment in activities they used to enjoy, and may even have suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Treatment for depression typically includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

Common symptoms of depression include fatigue, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, and suicidal thoughts. With proper treatment, many people are able to manage their symptoms and lead healthier lives. By learning more about depression, you can help yourself or a loved one seek the right treatment to manage this condition.

If you are concerned that someone may be struggling with depression, it is important to reach out for help as soon as possible. Mental health professionals can work with individuals to develop an appropriate treatment plan for their particular situation.

With the right treatment and support, people can learn to cope with depression symptoms and lead healthier lives. Remember that no one should ever have to face depression alone, so if you or someone you know is struggling, there are resources available to help. Seeking professional help is an important step in the healing process. Never hesitate to reach out for help.

By learning more about depression, you can become a better-informed advocate for yourself or someone you love. Knowing this information can make all the difference. With the right knowledge and support, individuals struggling with depression can find hope and healing with Depression therapy Surrey.


How can therapy help with depression?

Therapy can be an effective treatment tool in managing depression. Working with a therapist can help individuals gain insight into the source of their depression and develop healthy coping strategies. A therapist can also provide support, understanding, and empathy to someone dealing with depression. Therapy is often used in conjunction with medication to treat depression, creating a holistic approach to treating this condition.

Therapy can help individuals identify triggers for their depression and develop tools to better manage stress. It can also teach them helpful communication skills and mindfulness techniques that reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression. Additionally, therapy is a safe space where individuals can voice and process their feelings in an understanding environment. Working with a therapist is an important step in the journey of managing depression.

Oftentimes, therapy provides individuals with a renewed sense of hope and can help them break free from the negative cycles associated with depression. With the right support and treatment, individuals can learn how to cope with and manage depressive symptoms, leading to a healthier life.


About Guildford Therapy and Brian Shand

I’m a well-qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist based in Surrey. I offer a friendly, secure and confidential environment in which to explore issues which may be causing difficulties. In my private practice, based in a large medical centre near Guildford in Surrey, I provide psychotherapy and counselling for many common conditions, such as anxietydepression and loneliness.

I understand that it can take a lot of courage to contact a complete stranger to talk about some of the most deeply personal things in your life. You need to know you’re in safe hands.

I have considerable professional experience in mental health settings, having worked in the psychotherapy departments of NHS hospitals in Surrey where I supervised the work of psychiatrists and other psychotherapists.

Over the years, I have worked with people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and, indeed, with a wide range of difficulties. I am one of the very few trained and qualified group analytic psychotherapists in private practice in the whole of Surrey. I also offer individual therapy/counselling.

I trained at and am a Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). The IGA is the UK’s main institute for training group psychotherapists. It emphasizes the way in which our minds are formed through social, multi-personal relationships. At the IGA I was awarded an MSc in group analysis. I have a special interest in the experience of those who grew up without brothers and sisters.

I also have a WPF Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes.

Please get in touch today by telephone or use the quick online contact form. If its mutually agreeable to meet first then we would normally do a 2-3 hour initial assessment to get the lay of the land and see how I can help you and what you are looking to achieve through therapy. I look forward to hearing from you!