Counselling Area

Counselling for Depression

If you are experiencing ongoing low moods and negative thoughts, it can be a sign that you are suffering from depression.
Depression affects us in a personal way but common experiences tend to include loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and withdrawal from others. You may also be experiencing pervasive feelings of sadness, tearfulness and lethargy or a general feeling of nothingness. You may be struggling with activities such as eating and sleeping.

Perhaps you have recently experienced an unexpected and challenging life event (e.g. separation, job loss), or maybe you’ve always felt ‘this way’ or that this feeling feels like it has come out of nowhere.

There may be other reasons that triggered this feeling – speaking to a counsellor about it can help you identify and understand why you feel the way you do.

Talking to others can also help to reduce feelings of despair and isolation. Some people may experience suicidal feelings and some may question whether life is worth living. We can find it particularly hard to talk to others in our lives when we are depressed so speaking to a counsellor and / or support line (e.g. CALM, Samaritans, Connext helpline) can help here.

Many people find visiting the GP very helpful and while taking medication is a personal choice, it is a life saving one for many. It’s very important to take depression seriously and seek out support from others. As such, speaking to a counsellor can be very helpful when struggling with depression.

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If you are looking for counselling support with depression, please get in touch with me and we can talk about it together. I offer you a gentle, non-judgmental, genuine space where we can work together exploring all the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing.

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