The social impact of mental health conditions
It’s a sad fact that the number of people struggling with their mental health is significantly increasing, and the costs to the individual, their families, businesses and the economy are huge.
According to the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, mental ill health is costing the UK more than £94 billion every year, and accounts for 23% of all NHS activity.
Approximately 7.5 million people are taking long term antidepressants.
The mainstream treatment of mental health
No doubt like many GPs, I am frustrated by the time constraints of 10 minute appointments in General Practice. This puts significant limitations on what I can achieve with my patients in standard consultations.
Treatment of many mental health conditions has a choice of three pathways; medication, psychological therapy, or a combination of both.
Medication alone is almost never a sensible strategy. This is treating the consequence rather than the root cause of the problem.
NHS psychological therapy often has significant waiting times. After a long wait, therapy is often provided as part of a group, which removes the essential person centred focus. This results in a failure to get people to achieve their maximum potential.
I have seen many patients over the years return again and again to seek help, having had relapses of mental health problems following medication or psychological therapy intervention, or both. They need a long-term solution.
So starts the system’s vicious circle.
Current therapies for mental health
The crazy thing is that there are over 400 different psychological therapy approaches.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) are two of the more common psychological therapy and modelling approaches in recent times.
These are usually strategy and technique based. This can add more thinking to an already busy and overactive mind.
Often, if a specific problem is dealt with, for example, a phobia, new problems present subsequently which then require further therapy.
How do I approach this mental health crisis?
I use a globally proven, cutting edge method of transforming stress, anxiety and depression by understanding how human experience works. Put simply, it is conversational coaching. It is as straightforward as two human beings having a conversation in a relaxed and informal setting.
Whatever the perceived cause of stress, anxiety or depression, be it business, work, finances or relationships, this understanding leads to where the human experience, and therefore the mental health issue, is coming from, for all people, 100% of the time.
When you know how the human experience works, you can stop doing, trying and working on yourself. You will see life for what it is, and you can engage with life by “being”. You will gain control over your feelings, rather than being controlled by them.
There are no techniques to be learned and no strategies to follow. There is nothing to be added to an already busy and overactive mind. Likewise, this approach does not focus on analysing the painful past.
Take a look at the services I offer for more information.
Accreditation from leading authorities
I have developed my expertise in this ground-breaking approach to psychology by undertaking professional coaching courses and a professional apprenticeship, learning directly from world authorities.
World renowned psychotherapists, hypnosis experts, NLP coaches, CBT therapists and many other experienced professionals have shifted their approach from the “old” way of doing things to this “new” understanding that creates change quicker and more easily than previous approaches.