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Depression counselling or treatment for depression is something many people will need at different points in their lives.
Suffering from depression is extremely common and will affect one in three people at some point in their life. For some people the symptoms can be quite extreme and debilitating so it’s always wise to seek counselling. I offer supportive, understanding help which is tailored to your needs. I understand what depression is, how it works, how you feel and how to start to turn things around. There are a variety of ways to help with your depression depending on your individual circumstances.
You may also be interested to read about the following types of depression:
If you think that you may be suffering specifically from Post Natal Depression please see our page on Post Natal Depression.
Depression is a complicated illness with a variety of symptoms and causes. Changes in sleeping patterns and eating and a strong sense of despair are often the earliest signs of depression. But if you live in the Stockport area, help is at hand. I treat many local Stockport people that suffer from depression and together we will stop your depression in it’s tracks and prevent it from returning.
When suffering from depression you may become emotionally detached from those around you. It can seem to them as though you have withdrawn into a world of your own. Some say it feels like being in a prison with no windows or doors, which can alienate you even more from those around you and further increase the feeling of isolation.
Depression is not the same as feeling sad, or being in a bad mood. All of us have good and bad days; but this is not necessarily depression. Depression is defined by the persistence of low mood, and other symptoms. Sometimes, the word ‘depression’ is used to describe everyday feelings of low mood which can affect us all from time to time. Feeling sad or fed up is a normal reaction to experiences that are upsetting, stressful or difficult; those feelings will usually pass.
If you are suffering from depression, you are not ‘just’ sad or upset. You have an illness which means that intense feeling of persistent sadness, helplessness and hopelessness are accompanied by physical effects such as sleeplessness, a loss of energy, or physical aches and pains.
Sometimes people may not realise how depressed they are, especially if they have been feeling the same for a long time, if they have been trying to cope with their depression by keeping themselves busy, or if their depressive symptoms are more physical than emotional.
Here is a list of the most common symptoms of depression. As a general rule, if you have experienced four or more of these symptoms, for most of the day nearly every day, for over two weeks, then you should seek help.
There are different types of depression, but Post Natal Depressions is a specific condition for which I am also to provide therapy.
Symptoms of Depression to look out for include:
- Low mood (for two weeks or more)
- Lack of interest in things that you used to enjoy
- Sleeping too much
- Loss of interest in sex
- Poor motivation
- Lack of appetite or Eating too much (comfort eating)
- Persistent fatigue, poor concentration or indecisiveness
- Recurrent thoughts or preoccupation with death or suicide
If you recognise one or more of the above symptoms and need a Stockport Depression Counsellor that is able to help you turn things around, then call me now for a confidential discussion. Alternatively you can arrange a private consultation.
Counselling is widely acknowledged as being extremely helpful in the treatment of depression and Doctors now recognise the effectiveness of ‘talking cures’ instead of, or in conjunction with, medication.
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