Depression and Counselling
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Feeling depressed can be a very lonely and isolating time, and counsellors aim to aid the sufferer experiencing depression to enable them to cope with their situation. Sufferers often think that nobody understands how they are feeling. It can be hard to feel that things will ever get better. The aim of the counselling is to provide a sympathetic, supportive and safe environment and to provide therapy and strategies that research has shown to be effective in lifting depression. Counsellors who may have suitable experience to help are based in Bristol, Course and Berkshire.
In the fields psychology and psychiatry, depression refers to a state of low mood and aversion to activity and defines a depressed person as experiencing feelings of sadness, helplessness and hopelessness. Major depression is a serious illness that affects a person's family and personal relationships, work or school life, sleeping and eating habits, and general health. If you think a therapist may be able to help you, we have therapists and psychotherapists in Prestwich, Epsom and Islington.
A number of effective strategies are offered through counselling which may include a program to increase activity and exercise, strategies to increase involvement in pleasurable activities, help with getting extra support at home, assertiveness training, problem solving skills, and relaxation training. We support counsellors and psychotherapists covering the areas of Arundel, Camberley and Mill Hill.
Depression can pervade all aspects of life and brings about loss of enthusiasm in activities that formerly were enjoyed. Depressed people may be preoccupied with thoughts and feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt or regret, and self-hatred. Other symptoms include poor concentration and memory, withdrawal from social situations and activities, and thoughts of death or suicide. Side effects are common and the sufferer may report multiple physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, or digestive problems. Therapists who are likely to have experience of depression are based in Victoria, Romford and Enfield.
Your counsellor will guide you with choices on treatment depending on their judgement of severity and their specialist area of training in counselling.