In the UK Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions which can have a variety of physical and mental symptoms, including anxiety. Although we all feel down and fed up every so often, depression is more than just that. You may have long periods of sadness, anxiety, worry, feelings of worthlessness, lack of motivation and suicidal thoughts. Depression is a unique set of emotions for each person, so, some people may have different thoughts, feelings and difficulties to work through.
Firstly, Counselling will provide you with a safe space, one in which you will not be judged and that what happens and is said follows your agenda – you are in control. It may be helpful to look at the emotions that you are having. Explore any assumptions or worries about your situation, and to look at the outcomes you would like and what resources or strategies we may need to incorporate into our sessions.
Counselling can help you regain control of your life through exploring the emotions you are experiencing and building strategies to combat and challenge thoughts.
offer support and understanding
explore areas that could potentially prevent you from moving forward
help resolve areas of conflict still remaining
Cope better with life
Types of Depression
When depression symptoms have only a limited impact on a daily life.
persistent low mood
lack of motivate
Major (clinical) depression
Symptoms will be more prominent and will interfere with daily life. They can affect eating habits, sleeping, and other day-to-day activities. Some sufferers may feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) -
A form that’s closely related to the length of days. It typically occurs in the autumn and winter months when the days are shorter. Symptoms tend to alleviate when the days get brighter and longer.