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.
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.
Talking to one of our depression psychotherapists and counsellors here at Creative Devotional Counselling, can support you and help you explore the root of your depression and low mood.
We can also help you decide whether you might benefit from trying out cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, which focus on lifting the spiralling cycles of depression and low mood.
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.
Together you will develop tailor-made coping strategies to enable you to manage low moods, you will also learn tested techniques and tools that will be effective for you in the long-run.
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.