Do you want to break free of depression?
Some of us, sadly, seem more at risk of certain types of depression than others. We now know that life events, childhood experiences and genetics play a role in whether depression strikes or not and, if it does, how intensely. Depression can arrive seemingly out of nowhere or follow a stressful situation or a significant personal life change.
How do I know if I’m depressed?
Depression can interfere with your feelings, your thoughts, and what happens in your body. There are many symptoms, but here are some common ones.
You might be experiencing a loss of pleasure and interest in life or activities you used to enjoy.
You may have feelings of worthlessness, guilt, helplessness or weakness. You may be feeling stuck or trapped.
You may have an overwhelming sense of self-hatred, despair, sadness or loss of hope.
Depression can impair your memory and affect your concentration.
You might be noticing increased indecisiveness or self-criticism. Typically, in depression, we begin to devalue things; ourselves, others and our accomplishments.
Your mind may also be giving you suicidal thoughts and the idea that things are darker than they are.
Depression affects your body.
Symptoms can include headaches, overall body pain or back pain, fatigue, lethargy, sleep disruption, loss of sexual desire, restlessness and changes in weight.
How do I get help?
Depression is not your fault; it’s not a sign of weakness, and millions suffer too. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the UK suffers from depression?
Is depression affecting your daily life?
Have you been experiencing some of the symptoms above for
over 4 or 5 weeks?
If your answer is yes to either or both
Then, I urge you to seek support. Talk to family and friends. Please consider making an appointment with your GP to discuss what’s going on for you. Counselling and psychotherapy are very successful in treating depression. You can contact me for an initial meeting. Come and meet me to see if you’d like to work with me.
You don’t have to continue to suffer from your depression. Depression is treatable. I can help you succeed in breaking free of it. Our work together will take us back into your past to look at the possible origins of your depression. We will look at your present situation and ways for you to regain control and purpose so that you can move forward into a positive future free of depression.