DEPRESSION COUNSELLING IN FAREHAM AND SOUTHAMPTON
We all can experience times of feeling low in our lives.
From time to time, we can all feel sad, miserable and not enjoy our lives to the full. While these are understandable reactions to upsetting or stressful events and experiences in our lives, it is also quite normal to experience them in our busy day to day lives, often without any obvious reason. When these symptoms persist, they can often be signs of depression.
Depression affects one in six of us, with common symptoms that can include: difficulties in concentration, lack of motivation, negative thinking, pessimism, sleep disturbances, irritability, crying, social withdrawal, changes in appetite, loss of sex drive and lack of enthusiasm and enjoyment in life, as well as intrusive suicidal thoughts on occasions.
If you are suffering from depression, a quick relief is often difficult to find; your feelings of sadness can continue for weeks and even months. They can also have a bearing on your relationships, as well as your work and your health.
In Africa, they use the word ‘kufungisisa‘ when referring to depression, which simply means “thinking too much!”.
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR FEELING LOW & LOW MOOD
It is important to remember is that you are not alone and that help is at hand.
Working with a counsellor is a positive way to learn to manage your thinking and turn your life around quickly. Several of the symptoms of depression are listed below:
Feelings of hopelessness
Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
Feeling restless, irritable and agitated
Lack of interest in sex
Social avoidance, sometimes even close friends and relatives
Feeling useless, inadequate and hopeless
Difficulty sleeping; waking up early
Physical symptoms, such as pain, headaches, lack of energy
Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
Getting little pleasure from life and losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
Thoughts of suicide
Talking to one of our psychotherapists and counsellors specialising in depression here at the Fareham Counselling Centre will allow you to explore the root causes of your depression and low mood, and allow you to fully resolve the issue.
We can also help you decide whether you might benefit from working with one of our experienced clinical hypnotherapists to tackle your depression from a different angle, in a relax and comfortable environment. Hypnotherapy will also allow you to focus on lifting the spiralling cycles of depression and low mood that you have been experiencing.
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
THE APPROACH IN TREATING DEPRESSION AT THE FAREHAM COUNSELLING CENTRE
Your depression counsellor at the Fareham Counselling Centre will help you get to the bottom of the underlying causes of your depression by working with you to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are contributing to your low mood; allowing you to manage your thinking better in a much more positive way and lifting you from the spiral of negative thoughts you have been experiencing.
Together you will develop tailor-made coping strategies to enable you to manage low moods, and you will learn powerful techniques and tools that will be effective for you for the rest of your life, should you experience the symptoms of depression ever again.
Our counsellors and psychotherapists at the Fareham Counselling Centre have many years of experience in helping with depression.
LET US HELP YOU TODAY
Counselling at the Fareham Counselling Centre, can assist you in managing your emotions at this difficult time, and can help you get your life back on track, no matter how much pain you are feeling at this time and whatever difficulties you are facing.
Call us now on 07946 641270, or complete our online form to book an appointment with one of our Counsellors in our Fareham Practice TODAY!