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Depression Counselling

When you are feeling sad or miserable you might say you are depressed, normally these feelings pass but if they return over and over again it could be a sign that you are depressed. There is a whole spectrum of feelings from just feeling a bit low to severe clinical depression accompanied by thoughts of death or suicide. You may be feeling empty, helpless, hopeless, pre-occupied, loss of pleasure in life or finding it hard to concentrate. You may have lost your appetite and be finding it hard to sleep. Often depression is accompanied by feeling anxious as well.

You may be affected by other types of depression including postnatal depression, bipolar disorder where periods of depression alternate with periods of mania, or seasonal affective disorder in the autumn and winter.

There are different causes, but depression can follow a specific event; you may have lost your job, lost someone very close to you, been attacked or raped, or simply be moving from one phase of life to another e.g. your children may have left home.

Seeking counselling when you're feeling depressed can help break the cycle of low mood because depression can feed on itself. Counselling can help you understand the triggers for how you're feeling and enable you to start making positive steps in your life.

If you have any questions or would like to book a session please contact me on either:

01962 771765 or
07734 297 637, or email me grahamshavick@btinternet.com