Depression affects many aspects of life including thinking, sleeping, eating and functioning in relationships. It can make us inwards looking, miserable and afraid. Although it is important to examine the causes and not deny our problems, it is also helpful to focus on solutions.
Solution Focused Therapy considers our best hopes for moving forward and by setting and achieving small goals, empowers us to take control. Embracing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) we learn to re-frame our thinking and change our behaviour, to help raise mood. More than anything life has taught me to ‘carpe diem’ – seize the day. I have helped many to overcome depression, through this also involves effort and determination on the client’s behalf.