Do you think you may be suffering from depression? Depression is common and can happen to anyone. Many famous people who seem to have it all suffer from bouts of depression.
Depression is not age related and can affect all. Some will experience it once, others it will happen again.
Living with depression is hard for those who suffer from it. Family and friends can also feel hopeless in knowing what to do.
Signs and Symptoms
- Feeling tired, low energy levels.
- Feeling Sad.
- Low self esteem and confidence, feeling deflated.
- Lack of concentration.
- Loss of appetite.
- Low or non existent sex drive.
- Physical pain.
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Self harm.
What causes depression?
Depression can happen suddenly as a result of experiences dating back to childhood or loosing your job, death of someone close to you, family problems, relationship breakdowns, illness or other life changing events.
If you are feeling any of the symptoms above, it may be that you are suffering from depression.
Counselling will offer you a chance to talk through everyday issues that may be causing you depression and help in developing strategies for resolving them.
As a practitioner I am fully aware of how hard it can be for people to get beyond these past experiences. What I do believe though is that when you take the big step to visit a counsellor that you are moving one step closer to becoming an authentic individual – able to face life in the here and now.