Symptoms of Depression
It could be that you are suffering from depression and may benefit from depression counsellors or psychotherapists if you have several of the symptoms listed below:
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions.
- Feeling restless, irritable and agitated.
- Feelings of hopelessness.
- Avoiding other people, even close friends and relatives.
- Feeling useless, inadequate and hopeless.
- Difficulty sleeping, waking up early, or sleeping more.
- Physical symptoms such as pain, headaches, lack of energy.
- Irregular Heartbeat (Palpitations).
- Undue feelings of guilt or worthlessness.
- Getting no pleasure from life or activities you used to enjoy.
- Thoughts of suicide.
What is Depression?
From time to time we can all feel sad, miserable, and fed up. While these are understandable reactions to upsetting or stressful events and experiences, it is also quite normal to experience them for no reason at all. But if they persist, they can be signs of depression.
Depression affects one in six of us, with common symptoms including lack of motivation, difficulties in concentration, pessimism, sleep disturbances, irritability, crying, suicidal thoughts, social withdrawal, changes in appetite, loss of sex drive, and lack of enthusiasm and pleasure.
If you are suffering from depression, you won’t find easy or quick relief; your feelings of sadness can continue for weeks and months and interfere significantly in your relationships, employment, and health.
How can depression counselling help you?
It’s important to remember is that you’re not alone and help is available. Here at CDCS, we will support you in exploring the root of your depression and low mood, with the underpinning goal of improving overall wellbeing.
At CDCS we utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, and we are available to make a mutual decision of what the most effective approach will be for you. Our goal is to make an individual assessment and provide knowledge about intervention options and empower you to make a decision that feels like the right fit. Some interventions that we offer (but are not limited to practicing) include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques, Narrative Therapy, Relational Therapy, Hypnotherapy and the Break Through program.
What do depression counsellors and psychotherapists do?
Your depression counsellor at Creative Devotional Counselling will help you get to the bottom of the underlying causes of your depression by working with you to examine the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are contributing to your low mood.
Our counselling psychotherapists at Creative Devotional Counselling have many years of experience in helping with depression; we can also provide you with pharmacological depression treatment through our private consultant psychiatrist.