Counselling for depression

Can counselling help depression

There are many benefits of depression counselling, however, it is important to recognise that it is common to feel sad, lonely, or depressed at different points in your life. These are typical emotions and common reactions to difficult times in life. Those who receive the greatest benefit from depression counselling usually suffer from symptoms of depression for longer periods at a time or are experiencing symptoms that impact their ability to effectively handle day-to-day tasks and activities.

What is depression counselling?

A depression counsellor is a professional trained to listen with empathy and expertise. Our counsellors can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings and provide objective guidance towards your personal growth.

If you answer “yes” to any one or more of the following questions, or if your depression symptoms are impacting your ability to handle daily activities, then it may be a good idea to consider depression counselling.

  • Do you often feel sad, lonely, or empty?
  • Are you less excited than you used to be about situations, events, or the company of loved ones?
  • Do you no longer enjoy activities or hobbies that you used to enjoy and love?
  • Do you often or regularly feel hopeless, worthless, or helpless?
  • Have you noticed or experienced a change in your energy consistently over the last few weeks or months?
  • Are you often tired or fatigued during the day?
  • Do you often have difficulty focusing on day-to-day tasks?
  • Do you often have trouble making decisions?
  • Is it hard to fall asleep at night, stay asleep during the night, or wake up in the morning?
  • Have you seen changes in your appetite or weight without being on a diet?
  • Do you have thoughts of death or suicide?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, or if your symptoms are impacting your ability to deal with day-to-day tasks and activities, then depression counselling could be right for you because depression counsellors provide a listening ear and give advice where and when you need it most.

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Can counselling improve your life?

Counselling and therapy has been proven to offer a variety of positive benefits which can significantly enhance your life. Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a professional, non-judgmental person can make you feel less alone and more able to manage your thoughts in a more positive and productive way. When thoughts are disorganized, it can be challenging to make positive and healthy choices: counselling is a collaborative and confidential relationship, which works to develop a realistic plan of action to help you move forward and grow to achieve the results you are looking for..

The benefits of counselling include a greater degree of self-awareness and understanding of yourself and others. This improves your self-esteem, and allows you to become more reflective in your personal relationships. Life feels more positive and fun! You feel better about yourself and who you are. You have direction, goals, confidence, and are able to achieve them. Counselling does not have to be something you are ashamed of, but rather that you are proud of, because you want to lead a happy life, which we all strive for. Psychological studies have shown empirical evidence which supports counselling, therapy, and its mental and physical health benefits.

Counselling improves your self-knowledge, well being, health, and clarity of mind. Counselling also offers the opportunity to improve your life and comes with an overall feeling of positive change that manifests into a more fulfilling and productive life. Counselling will make you feel more inspired, motivated, and organized. Counselling will feel like you will be ready to tackle almost anything!