One in four people will experience low mood in their life at any one time
and the term ‘depression’ is used to describe many disorders
ranging from mild to severe depression

With life pressure it is easy to be affected by everyday interactions at home, at work or socially. Many people will feel unhappy, fed up and tired for a few days at a time. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they have depression.

How to tell if you have depression

DepressionDepression will affect people in different ways. Most people who are depressed have feelings ranging from sadness to hopelessness and have often lost interest in what they used to enjoy doing. They are often tearful and tend to keep on their own. Often people with depression will also have symptoms of anxiety.

The physical symptoms will range from feeling lethargic, complaining of aches and pains, experiencing a loss of appetite and sex drive and often spending long hours sleeping.

Because depression is a complex phenomenon, it is important that clients seek medical advice before having any complimentary therapy

If the feelings persist, it is important to consult a doctor so that it can be carefully diagnosed.  Depression is a real illness with real symptoms and with appropriate treatment and support it is totally possible for the person to recover.

According to the UK National Health Service (NHS), doctors describe depression by how serious it is:

Mild depression has some impact on your daily life

Moderate depression has a significant impact on your daily life

Severe depression makes it almost impossible to get through daily life – a few people with severe depression may have psychotic symptoms.

For more details, read more about the symptoms of depression.

How can Psychotherapy help?

Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT) has been extensively researched and has shown great results in helping clients overcome depression.

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy ® (BWRT®), a new therapy from the UK is proving extremely successful in helping people cope with circumstances which would otherwise make them feel anxious or depressed.

Together we will look at your lifestyle and see where you can make some changes around physical activity, diet, smoking and drinking of alcohol if applicable. We look at the events of your life and work on eliminating anxiety.

During our sessions, you will also learn some great self-help techniques which you will be able to use immediately and which will quickly make you feel much better.

I’m trained and experienced in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy and I am happy to discuss the help you can get.

If you are suspecting that you have depression but not sure which doctor to go to or what to do, you can contact me, give me call me on +971 55 732 99 66 or send me an email to and we can discuss your situation.


There is much writing about Depression and you can find further information on the UK National Health Service (NHS)


Couple and Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist & Certified Life Coach

As an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, I help people understand and challenge the negative dance they are in. Together we find ways to re-create the connection they are deeply craving.

As a Psychotherapist, I specialise in helping individuals understand and manage ‘difficult feelings and situations’ so that they can reconnect with their strengths and regain control of their life.

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Evelyne L Thomas