Drever Associates: Expert treatment for depression
Drever Associates is a boutique psychiatric practice in Surrey, specialising exclusively in the treatment of depression,
As the only practice in the UK with this specific focus, Drever
Associates offers a unique service, combining clinical experience with
superlative levels of customer care.
The team of expert practitioners at Drever
Associates works with individuals from around the world to develop
effective, results-focused recovery plans for the treatment of
depression – and all from the calm seclusion of an elegant country haven
less than an hour from London.
What is depression?
Make no mistake. Depression is a serious, widespread medical
condition which blights the lives around one in ten of the population.
When most people think of depression, low mood comes to
mind. Whilst this is certainly a central feature of the illness, depression is
a lot more, and is probably best viewed as a collection of various features
which may be present to varying degrees.
For example, some of the following may be found:
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Lack of energy
- Memory and concentration difficulties
- Disrupted, unrefreshing sleep
- Loss of appetite or lack of enjoyment in food
- Thoughts of bleakness, hopelessness and even suicide
What treatments are available?
There is good news. Depression is a treatable condition
which can respond well to a variety of different inputs.
Essentially, these fall into two main categories: taking therapies (psychology) and medication.
Often, these may be used in combination, while at other times, individuals may
feel more comfortable trying one or the other.
For many people, psychological treatments are the
cornerstone of their recovery, and one of the most powerful and well-validated
approaches is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT works to provide a
‘toolkit’ of skills to get well in the present and to stay well in the future;
for instance, by changing unhelpful thought processes which may be keeping the
depression going. Other types of psychology can be more reflective and
exploratory, examining difficult episodes from the past.
If medication is appropriate then numerous choices are
available, including modern, non-addictive options.
Case Study: Turning depression around
Adam was a 44-year old executive in the IT industry who had
been ‘out of sorts’ for at least a year. No longer was he able to enjoy his job
or contact with peers, and various activities had fallen away. At times, Adam
could feel bleak, empty and down, and would wonder what the point of life was.
His wife noticed that he had become increasingly irritable over minor events,
and was concerned by his lack of sleep.
After a discussion with his GP, Adam was
referred for specialist treatment at Drever Associates, where a full assessment
was conducted and a diagnosis of a moderate depressive disorder was made. Read
more about Adam’s treatment journey and ongoing recovery
Services offered by Drever Associates
Drever Associates offers a complete range of therapeutic
services, providing a convenient, one-stop centre of excellence for the
treatment of depression.
The fastest and most assertive way to take
control of depression is to step away from the pressures of daily life and into
a safe and supportive cocoon where rapid recovery can take place. With an
intensive daily therapy programme designed to tackle the illness at its very
root, it’s no wonder that residential treatment is such a popular option. Learn
more about the benefits of residential treatment
Day Hospital treatment
When work or family commitments mean that it’s
difficult to take too much time off, then regular attendance on a specialist
Day Hospital programme could be the answer. Working with similar individuals in
small groups led by experienced psychologists, Day Hospital sessions provide a
flexible way to access the power of group therapy in a supportive community. Learn
more about Day Hospital treatment
For a truly tailor-made experience, Concierge
Care is an ultra-premium service providing discreet, flexible treatment.
Following an individual assessment at a location of the patient’s choice, a
completely bespoke treatment plan will be drawn up, bringing together a collection
of hand-picked clinicians to deliver an experience of unparalleled privacy and
exclusivity. Learn more about the privileges of Concierge Care
The opportunity to explore depressive feelings
with trained practitioners can be a powerful and unburdening experience. Drever
Associates has established a referral network of tried and trusted Clinical Psychologists
throughout London and surrounding areas who are able to provide responsive,
personalised treatment sessions. Learn more about individual therapy
Drever Associates has based their clinic in an
upmarket private hospital near Woking, Surrey. Set in acres of private grounds,
it provides an oasis of calm and wellbeing, offering twenty-six elegant
en-suite rooms, caring and attentive staff, good food, and a great sense of
support and community. A safe, welcoming haven, this hospital provides the
perfect environment in which to step away from everyday pressures, gain insight
and acquire the skills necessary to feel better. Read more about the partner
property of Drever Associates.
Any treatment journey starts with an individual hour-long
assessment. As part of this, a thorough evaluation will be conducted, followed
by a discussion of the diagnosis and a presentation of the various treatment
options. Beyond that, the treatment plan will evolve in whichever way feels
most comfortable, whether it be group or individual therapy, with or without
medication and at a pace which suits.
Take the first step to getting well. Caroline is the PA at
Drever Associates, offering calm, professional and discreet information and
advice. Caroline can be reached on 0845 11 22 300, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, please visit the Drever Associates website
for more details or to send an email enquiry. Naturally, all enquiries will be
treated in absolute confidence.
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