Treatment for Depression

If you are experiencing depression, I can help you gain resolution to it. Because, with the right treatment and support, most people can gain resolution to depression. As a multi-qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, specialising in Inner Child Therapy, I have found that the best way to treat clinical depression is to combine different techniques and methods.

From my clinic in Oxford, I combine counselling, hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to create an individual treatment plan for you. Read on to find out more about how I work, or get in touch to book your free, 30-minute therapy consultation.

Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy treatments that I use for depression

I am often asked by my clients, “can hypnotherapy cure depression?’ or ‘can psychotherapy treat depression?’ Yes, absolutely. But the depression treatments I use involve a tailor-made approach to each client.

Depression psychotherapy: using NLP and Inner Child Therapy techniques

You may find I use a combination of, or all of the following types of therapy: clinical hypnosis (hypnotherapy); NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming); counselling (talking therapy); and psychotherapy (including Inner Child Therapy and regression techniques such as the Affect Bridge).

What causes depression?

Every sufferer of depression has their own unique pathway into it. However, there is evidence of a common thread lurking underneath the surface symptoms that unites most sufferers. That thread is the ‘mistaken’ beliefs we have inside us, adopted from our parents or carers whilst we were growing up. In some families, the parenting style, and consequently, the beliefs that the children hold about the world, themselves and other people, are mainly positive. As a result, the children in these families grow up generally confident, able to take on whatever the world throws at them. However, for some children, where the parenting is poor, the limiting beliefs are more numerous, and the opposite is true: these children grow up into adults who cannot cope with the same life challenges that the other children can cope with.

In other words, the beliefs we learn in childhood, and take ownership of, from our parents, dictate how we perceive (and react to) the world in adulthood, including how we perceive, and react to, the ‘threats’ we encounter. This inability to cope with what life throws up can lead to anxiety, repressed anger and eventually, depression.

So, we call them ‘mistaken’ beliefs because they are not true about us; nor do they belong to us. They belong to our parents; and their parents before them, and further back still – back through the generations.

Classic symptoms of clinical depression

Depression can manifest itself in many ways, such as: generally feeling down or sad; feeling tearful; having low self-esteem and lacking self-confidence; feeling a sense of hopelessness or being stuck; apathy towards personal hygiene or household tasks (like mowing the lawn, ironing, cleaning, self-grooming); also, a general outlook of pessimism; tiredness; feeling antisocial, staying in and avoiding others and social events; feeling unable to speak up for self; growing resentful of others; feeling paranoid; quick to take offence, repressing anger; to name a few. The NHS states that the main thing that defines depression as distinct from just ‘feeling down’ is that a low mood usually passes after a week or so, whereas depression is a low mood that lasts for weeks or months. Depression is also often accompanied by anxiety and repressed anger, as these two are often the cause of the depression in the first place. 

I have depression, so what can I do?

The good news is that for most people clinical depression is neither incurable, nor inevitable. We may need to use counselling and hypnotherapy beforehand to get you into a relaxed-enough state for us to access the powerful ‘Inner Child’ techniques* I use to remove and replace your mistaken beliefs.

Not many of my patients are aware of what Inner Child Therapy is before I treat them, but it is an advanced, effective psychotherapy tool which delves deep into the core of the emotional traumas you experienced as a child – which, once unearthed and worked through, lead to you resolving these issues and experiencing recovery. You can read more about Inner Child Therapy here.

Using my therapy practice, this process needn’t take years, it can take months or even weeks. So, forget everything you have experienced from talking therapies before; this is about quick, lasting resolution to depression: not “talking-it-out-of-you”, or ‘coping.’

Ultimately, your recovery is up to you

Don’t put up with it; as I have said before, the depression you are experiencing is neither inevitable, nor incurable. If you find yourself asking, is there a hypnotherapist / psychotherapist in my area who can help me with depression? Then the answer is yes. Working with me, using the powerful, lasting therapies I employ means you do at last have a choice.

Contact Damon to book your Free Consultation

If it sounds too good to be true, then I agree with you. In fact, that’s how most people feel at the beginning of therapy, even if they don’t admit it. However, as a requirement of my professional qualifications, I have undergone the same therapies I employ and have experienced all the techniques used to bring about lasting resolution, and have witnessed first-hand, like my clients, the incredible results of using it. So, what I can say is, don’t dismiss it; you need to experience it first-hand, to see for yourself. Let’s work through this together.

To find out more, get in touch today on 07702 911787 for a FREE, no-obligation 30 minutes initial consultation or get in touch via email.

*There is a strict standard of eligibility, which must be adhered to, as to whether ‘Inner Child’ therapy is suitable for individual clients, that will be made clear to you at our consultation together.