Depression is a mood disorder that negatively affects your daily life and disrupts your day-to-day activities. It can affect the way you think and act, cause intense feelings of sadness, and bring about a loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed.

Some of the common reasons for developing depression are distressing life events, childhood experiences, bereavement, anger, or physical illnesses. Sometimes there are no obvious reasons why you feel an overwhelming sense of sadness; there could also be multiple reasons for depression. Fortunately, a professional can help uncover what is causing your depression, as well as help you work through those underlying issues.

Who needs Depression Counselling?

People who experience at least five symptoms of depression for more than two weeks should seek out professional help. Depression manifests itself differently amongst different people and can bring about symptoms ranging from low-energy and reclusiveness to suicidal thoughts.

Counselling can also be beneficial when depression is negatively affecting your relationships, career, interests, and overall sense of happiness in life. These include finding less satisfaction in your personal life and feeling a loss of purpose. Depression counselling can be useful for people who feel overwhelming sadness without any obvious explanations as well.

Signs that You or Someone Needs Depression Counselling 

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Persistent feelings of sadness
  • Loss of energy and constant tiredness
  • Loss of interest or motivation for previously enjoyed activites
  • Self-loathing thoughts or harsh criticism towards yourself
  • Irritability, anxiety, and lack of concentration
  • Aches and pains in the body that are often unexplained
  • Feeling like life is not worth living
  • Suicidal attempts or thoughts
  • Poor sleep or difficulty falling asleep or waking up
  • Change or loss in appetite
  • Loss of libido and changes to menstrual cycle
  • A loss of productivity at work or school
  • How can Depression Counselling Help?

  • Depression counselling can help with the following:
  • Introspection and pin-point factors contributing to depression
  • Identifying negative thought patterns and learning tools and techniques for dealing with them
  • Helping regain a sense of purpose and pleasure in life
  • Evaluating progress and adjusting counselling sessions accordingly
  • Learning how to communicate feelings healthily
  • Providing a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Discovering self-care techniques for yourself
  • Understanding your relationship with the people around you
  •  Regaining self-confidence and self-acceptance

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