Depression can often be sparked by a major life change such as separation, bereavement, retirement, illness or trauma. If you are feeling the effects of depression then counselling may provide you with the support you need.

 

Depression and low mood can feel like being stuck in a kind of glue and almost in an alternative and negative reality.  Often “Think Yourself Positive” programmes can add to our depression and unhappiness as they fail to acknowledge the levels of despair you might be feeling.

Depression can often be sparked by a major life change such as separation, bereavement, retirement, illness or trauma.

Often these feelings can feed on themselves – you can even get depressed about being depressed, leading to feelings of guilt and a vicious cycle of reinforcing your negativity.

Having depression can often make you feel lethargic and totally exhausted; others cover up their depression with the misuse of alcohol or drugs.

Some of other symptoms of depression can be negative thoughts, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety and the inability to act positively.  Sometimes people self-harm or have suicidal thoughts.

Depression can pass and is rarely a permanent state, but there are no instant solutions.

I can provide a safe space for you to help to acknowledge your feelings and find a way forward.

Check out the following links for more information about depression:

http://www.mind.org.uk/depression

What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It

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