Treatment for Depression in Scotland
If you are looking for treatment for Depression in Scotland, I can help you.
First of all, to help you understand if it is depression that you are experiencing, here is some helpful information that will guide you. Below that I have outlined some of the treatment options that I can offer you.
What is Depression?
Put simply, depression is a state of experiencing a low mood for a long period of time. Everyone can experience a low mood from time to time, but when it lasts for more than a few days and begins to affect your daily life, it is called depression. In general terms, about 10% of the population is experiencing a mix of depression and anxiety on any given day, so it is a normal human reaction. Global situations such as war, or pandemic, can increase this percentage.
Depression can affect you in a variety of ways, for example:
Mind: feeling sad, or tearful; low self worth, feeling empty/numb; feeling restless, helpless, hopeless; having suicidal thoughts
Body: Low energy/motivation; sleep disruption; lowered libido; weight fluctuations
Behaviour: Difficulty concentrating/working; avoiding contact with others; inability to take decisions
The causes for depression range from genetic to situational, therefore the treatment needs to be geared to the root cause, not merely the experienced symptoms.
The following video can help you understand more about depression:
Treatment for Depression
If you’re looking for treatment for Depression in Scotland, it is crucial to realise that no single treatment fits all. The treatment that will be best for you is one that will be based upon a detailed understanding of what stresses you are experiencing, the lifestyle choices that you have made (or are seeking), and how your mind links with your body to generate the symptoms you suffer from. The first stage of any treatment is working with you to understand these vital factors.
It is, of course, very likely that a combination of treatment protocols will suit your unique circumstances rather than simply adopting one strategy. The key to my approach is to develop a deep understanding of your personal needs and circumstances and to adapt the treatment approach as your own needs change through the treatment process.
Here are three examples of treatment for depression that I offer:
Coaching as a Treatment for Depression in Scotland
A central belief underpinning coaching is that we possess inner wisdom and have all answers within us. The coach is there to help you access them, using various techniques such as NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), talking therapies, journaling, and mindfulness meditation.
Coaching is beneficial because it provides clarity whenever you feel confused about your issue, are stuck in a pattern, struggle to make a change, or see no direction or hope. It will help you get motivated, raise your self-awareness, understand and change your thinking patterns, perceptions, and behaviours and learn new skills.
Cognitive-Emotional Therapies as a Treatment for Depression in Scotland
Voicing what happens in your mind and how it makes you feel and behave will help you make sense of your troubles and their source and notice unhelpful patterns. Understanding all this, combined with therapeutic techniques, can help you make positive changes, take greater control of your life and improve your awareness and confidence.
Cognitive-Emotional therapies can help with difficult life events such as loss, relationship problems, painful past events, destructive feelings such as anger, low self-esteem or shame, mental health problems, and long-term physical health ailments.
Alternative Medicine as a Treatment for Depression in Scotland
My range includes NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), EFT (emotional freedom technique, or meridian tapping), vibrational medicine, aromatherapy (in the form of essences), mindfulness meditation, traditional Chinese medicine, radionics, dowsing for health, energy healing, and numerology.