Depression CounsellingOvercome the issues that are at the root of your depression
Depression can leave you feeling bored, tired and emotional. Fortunately, there is treatment for depression that doesn’t have to involve medication. When you seek counselling for depression, you will speak confidentially with a counsellor who is trained to help you with your symptoms. By talking about your concerns and exploring your emotions, you will be encouraged to employ problem-solving techniques to overcome the issues that are at the root of your depression.
Have you wondered if you might be depressed? The symptoms might not be as simple as you would imagine. In fact, depression can appear in mental and physical forms. Try the following inventory to see if you might be experiencing depression.
- anxious, bored or tired?
- experiencing chronic fatigue or tiredness?
- overcome by a lack of motivation for normal activities?
- getting too much or too little sleep?
- having trouble thinking?
- showing a loss of interest in food, sex, work or other things I normally enjoy?
- feeling like I’m not worthy?
- having headaches, heart palpitations, chest pain or other aches and pains that have no other medical basis?
- having suicidal thoughts or thinking that I can’t go on?
If you answered ‘yes’ to five or more of the above questions, you could possibly be suffering from clinical depression. Your body’s way of signalling abnormal stress is to produce the signs above. When these signs of depression persist for two or more weeks, depression can almost always be confirmed. Ignoring these problems will only create further problems, because your body can not simply rid itself of complex depression.
Seeking depression counselling will ensure that your signs do not worsen. Depression counselling is used as a tool to reduce the root causes for the depression you are experiencing. When you seek professional depression counselling, a counsellor will be interested in gaining a better understanding of you. He or she will want to learn about your past experiences, current lifestyle and concerns. Once the two of you have established a working partnership, your depression counselling will truly begin.
During this stage, your counsellor will encourage you to elaborate about your concerns. He or she will implore you to use critical thinking skills to remedy your problems. The overall goal of your depression counselling will be to creatively find solutions to your issues by harnessing your innate intelligence and boosting your self-esteem. People suffering with depression often find that only a few sessions are necessary to achieve results, while other people find that depression counselling on an ongoing basis is more desirable. Your counsellor will help you decide the duration of your depression counselling..
If you answered ‘yes’ to five or more of the inventory questions, or if you would like to learn more about depression counselling, our friendly counsellors are available to answer your questions. You can send us an enquiry or call us on 01 5240708. We will promptly answer your questions. In addition, we can schedule an appointment for depression counselling without delay.