How Counselling & Therapy Can help Depression
Depression is an illness that varies in severity. You could be struggling with low mood that is stopping you from enjoying life. Many people suffer with a more severe clinical depression, which can make them feel suicidal. Depression can affect anyone, and it is fair to say that most of us will experience this at some point in our lives.
Below are some common feelings associated with depression:
- Low mood and spirits
- Difficulty making any decision
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Lack of interest in sex
- Change in appetite
Depression can take over your life, but there is hope – it can be treated.
Firstly, it is important to discuss your feelings with someone you can trust. Let people around you know how you are feeling. Give trusted friends and family members the opportunity to support you by helping them to understand your present mood. It may also be useful to discuss how you are feeling with your GP, who will be able to offer advice.
Counselling gives you an opportunity to talk through your feelings with another human being. The closeness of a therapeutic relationship will help you understand yourself, your depression, and to identify the underlying causes.
- You will be able to stop and catch your breath, so you can see things more clearly.
- Learn some simple, practical steps to improve your life, working at your own pace.
- Discover enjoyment again, and free yourself from any negative feelings.
Important: seek help immediately if you feel like life is not worth living or you want to harm yourself.
By learning how to manage your depression, you can start to enjoy a happier life. Please get in touch to find out how counselling can help you.