Mona Hansen is a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist qualified to provide depression therapy. Mona has years of experience working in the UK mental health system, as well as in her native Norway, and now runs a private clinic in London.
She provides a rapid, integrative approach to depression therapy which includes combined psychological treatments that could involve hypnotherapy for depression. Every therapy session is tailored to your specific needs as an individual, making therapy for depression with Mona Hansen the most effective available.
What is Depression?
Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, along with anxiety, to affect people in the UK. Depression can affect people of any age and circumstance. It’s often triggered by an event in one’s past or by stress, but the triggers aren’t always known. People with a family history of depression could be more likely to experience it themselves.
Everyone feels down or unhappy sometimes, as this is a natural reaction to circumstances in our lives. However, depression is a long term problem — a persistent feeling of unhappiness, sadness or hopelessness.
Having depression is not a failing and neither is it a trivial condition. It’s a mental condition that can and should be treated through psychological treatment – including depression therapy.
Symptoms of Depression
As with many illnesses that affect your mental health, the symptoms of depression can be widely varied and also depend on the severity of your condition. They range from feelings of sadness and persistently feeling low in spirit, through to hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.Symptoms of depression can include:
- Feelings of low self-worth and self-hate
- Feeling fake or phoney (living an inauthentic existence)
- Frequent bad moods or oppressive feelings
- Incessantly criticizing yourself
- Feeling sad and tearful
- Disturbed sleep – including difficulty falling asleep, remaining asleep or struggling to get up
- Feeling hopeless or suicidal
- No longer enjoying the things you used to cherish
- Chronic anxiety
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms – or multiple symptoms – you could be depressed. This is not a weakness in your personality or something that can be overcome by pure willpower, but is a mental condition that should be treated. Get in touch with Mona Hansen to help you overcome these feelings and enjoy life again.
There are a huge range of ways that depression can be treated. If you’re suffering from severe depression and having suicidal thoughts, it’s vital you talk to someone immediately. You can call a free 24 hour helpline such as the Samaritans on: 116 123.
Mild depression can be treated through lifestyle changes such as increased exercise, improved diet and cutting down on alcohol, but many people with depression struggle to motivate themselves to make these changes.
Depression, particularly more severe instances, is often not fully treated with lifestyle changes and requires other forms of psychological treatments.
Mona Hansen is a psychologist with experience providing depression therapy.
Depending on the trigger of your depression, therapy could be a fantastic way to work through the source of your emotional distress and find relief. Some forms of depression can come from childhood trauma, unprocessed feelings of bereavement or grief, PTSD or other events. Processing these triggers through counselling, often combined with other forms of psychological treatments, enables you to tackle your depression.
Mona has the expertise required to tailor the treatment you receive to your personality and illness. It enables her to offer specific therapy (or combination treatment) that will be most effective for you.
Mona’s extensive training included study of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Centre for Stress Management in London and study in clinical hypnotherapy. She also has a degree in psychology and several diplomas in addiction and depression. This extensive training means that Mona now provides some of the best depression therapy available.
She integrates different approaches to bring effective relief. This could involve more traditional therapy through to hypnotherapy. Every treatment is tailored to your specific needs as an individual to create a treatment that will work for you.
Mona Hansen is based in two clinics in London, The Heath Therapies and 1 Harley Street. If you can’t travel down to London, Mona also offers depression therapy sessions via Skype from the comfort of your own home.
Mona also offers sessions in Norwegian to people in Norway via Skype