What is Depression?
Depression is a prolonged feeling of sadness. For the most part, depression responds well to treatment, and there are some very well recognised therapeutic interventions. We know depression comes in a myriad of forms and with varying levels of severity. Factors such as gender, age, levels of stress, and even the time of the year can have a significant impact on the type and seriousness of depression.
Signs of Depression
Those suffering from depression often report feelings of low mood and a lack of interest in activities that generally they find pleasurable or rewarding. These emotions are often supplemented with some of the following symptoms.
- Changes in appetite where you gain or lose weight
- Sleeping too much or suffering bouts of insomnia
- Low energy and fatigue most days
- Protracted periods of feeling worthless and hopeless
- An inability to focus on the tasks of daily living including work, school, and home
- Suicidal thoughts
Watch your language…it wraps a boundary around reality …a boundary of definition.
How we treat Depression
During your initial session, David discusses what you want to achieve during counselling and how you want to address your emotions and resulting behaviour. Together, you will work out the methods most suitable to facilitate your change.
- Emotional origins.
- Understanding limiting beliefs.
- Tools and resources to change your perception.