Depression Counselling

Depression Counselling is one of the many services our psychologists can offer to children, adolescents and adults. All our psychologists have postgraduate qualifications and many years of experience treating and managing depression. They do this by giving you the necessary tools and strategies for you to implement in your daily life. Often, symptoms of depression can make you feel helpless and alone. In these moments it’s important to remember that lots of people have been through similar experiences to you, many of which have recovered with the help of  Depression Counselling allowing them to improve their mental health, wellbeing and overall satisfaction with life.

Do I need Depression Counselling?

Feeling low and sad is a normal part of the ups and downs of everyday life. It is common to experience symptoms of depression from time to time, especially after a dramatic change in life circumstances or a traumatic event (like the loss of a loved one). Depression may however become a problem when you feel miserable for no apparent reason and for longer periods of time, leading you to withdraw from life and the activities you would normally enjoy. Therefore counselling for depression can be extremely beneficial in regaining a sense of self worth and a healthy approach to life.

Signs and symptoms of depression

Someone who is depressed will often experience a number of symptoms simultaneously. Signs of depression manifest as either negative thoughts (e.g. ‘I’m worthless’), negative feelings (e.g. miserable or overwhelmed), withdrawn behaviour (e.g. no longer leaving the house or talking to people), and physical responses (e.g. headaches, feeling tired and run down).

Symptoms of depression can include feeling:

  • sad
  • empty
  • hopeless
  • helpless
  • worthless
  • guilty
  • anxious (many people experience depression and anxiety simultaneously)
  • irritable
  • ashamed
  • restless.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are feeling depressed and are having a hard time dealing with everyday life. It is important for you to take the first and often hardest step to get the help you need, to take charge of your mental health and wellbeing.