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Depression can affect up to 1 in 3 persons in Perth at some stage in their life, and affect every facet of their being and their relationships If left untreated, it may lead to breakdowns in professional and personal relationships, health, and possibly the will to live.

Our Energetics Institute therapists have a very good understanding around the reasons why Depression may be manifesting in your body and mind. We can thereby help provide treatment using a blend of counselling and psychotherapy which will help cure your depression.


Psychotherapy identifies Depression as a bodymind condition where the person will typically experience themselves and life in a bleak, dark, negative way. There may be a tendency for the person to live in the past and feel sadness and grief.

Depression is characterized clinically as being where an adult person typically experiences a depressed mood or feeling that is present in and affects the life of an individual for most days, for at least 2 years.


Depression manifests symptoms in both the body and the mind with symptoms which may include:

  • Feeling helpless and overwhelmed in your life
  • Feeling fatigued to the point of being immobilised
  • Feeling tired despite sleeping longer and longer
  • Having a busy mind that tends to ruminate
  • Foggy thoughts and inability to concentrate
  • Being distracted
  • Mood swings including melancholy or anger outbursts
  • Withdrawing from other and avoiding social activity
  • Negative thinking
  • Suicidal ideation or revenge fantasy thoughts
  • Distraction through obsession in work or hobbies as avoidance of feelings
  • Felt sense of shame and belief they are a failure
  • Belief they are wrong or bad as a person
  • Felt sense of heaviness and lethargy in muscles and limbs
  • Clumsiness and loss of co-ordination and focus
  • Tension in muscles
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Seasonal Adjustment Disorder (SAD)
  • Cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods
  • Decrease in exercise
  • Decrease in sexual libido
  • Weight gain
  • Possible under-active thyroid gland
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Dark rings under eyes


Our Depression treatment works at both the body and mind levels. Clients who present with Depression do not live in the present and may experience loneliness or have regrets, or have issues such as abandonment and neglect. There may have been parental withholding of love and chaotic or addict parental behaviours from childhood. 

Our Depression Counselling in Perth creates a safe space for the person to break out of their stuck state and express what they may be suppressing within themselves as feelings, thoughts, impulses and beliefs. We address the “mind” component with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to correct the mental distortions of someone with Depression. We also use Talk Therapy to explore their history and all aspects of Depression.  This is not only beneficial, but can bring to light the core issues that have generated the Depression.

We have particular success in treating Depression, as a client who presents with this condition generally has restriction in the breath and respiratory wave between the thoracic and abdominal cavities of the body. There also tends to be an over-distribution of energy in the head region contributing to the client’s tendency to ruminate, and energy depletion in the lower half of the body.

Our Body Psychotherapy Depression Treatment often works via the muscular system, which helps to generate vibration and sensation, which is then connected to the downward flow of energy through the body core, into the limbs, and particularly down the legs and feet. This provides the client with a sense of being more alive and energised, thereby alleviating and healing Depression.

Unresolved issues may have created unexpressed anger in the subconscious life.  The anger of Depression may have been turned inwards against the self, and now tortures the sufferer and leaves them in an immobilised state.

Body Psychotherapy works to promote grounded anger release work which comprises a fundamental aspect of that person’s Depression cure.  Our treatment approach helps other emotions such as grief to be felt and appropriately expressed in a healthy way.

Check out Energetics Institute’s Natural Remedies for Depression information page.

Check out our more in-depth Depression article which explores this topic from a BodyMind Psychotherapy perspective.


Want to discuss how the Energetics Institute can help you with your counselling and psychotherapy needs. Please get in touch with us today to discuss treatment options so we can assist you further.