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The symptoms of depression are complex & vary between people. They persist for weeks or months & are bad enough to interfere with work, social & family life.

There are many other symptoms of depression and you're unlikely to have all of those listed on this page.

Levels of severity

Depression can come on gradually, so it can be difficult to notice something is wrong. People try to cope without realising they're unwell, sometimes a friend/family member may notice first.  Doctors describe depression by how serious it is:

  • mild depression – some impact on your daily life

  • moderate depression – significant impact on your daily life

  • severe depression – almost impossible to get through daily life; people with severe depression may have psychotic symptoms.

Average number of sessions: 8 - 18.

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Grief and depression

It can be difficult to distinguish between grief & depression. They share many characteristics, but there are important differences.  Grief is an entirely natural response to a loss, while depression is an illness.  People who are grieving find feelings of sadness & loss come & go, but they're still able to enjoy things & look forward.  People who are depressed constantly feel sad & can't look ahead.

Other types of depression

There are different types of depression, and some conditions have depression as one of the symptoms. These include:

  • postnatal depression 

  • bipolar disorder – known as "manic depression", 

  • seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – or "winter depression",  

With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy I will work with you by providing vital support to help manage & alleviate the variety of symptoms of depression linked to the condition.  

By using a combination of psychotherapy techniques and trance I can facilitate the process of recovery and by explaining how the brain works, why & how the symptoms of depression are created and what we can do about it. This process allows the client to think more clearly, rationally.

The Symptoms of Despression


  • ​continuous low mood or sadness

  • suicidal thoughts or self harming

  • no motivation or interest in things

  • finding it hard to make decisions

  • feeling anxious/worried/irritable

  • feeling tearful

  • low self-esteem

  • feeling guilt-ridden

  • being unable to relax

  • obsessive thoughts


  • speaking or moving more slowly

  • changes in appetite or weight

  • unexplained aches & pains

  • disturbed sleep (hard to fall asleep or waking up early in the morning)

  • changes to menstrual cycle

  • low sex drive (libido)

  • lack of energy

  • constipation

Changes in Behaviour​

  • having difficulties in your home, work or family life.

  • avoiding contact with friends and family

  • taking part in fewer social activities

  • neglecting your hobbies interests

  • difficulty looking after yourself

Please contact a medical health professional for an official diagnosis.  These symptoms are for guidance only from the NHS website.

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