Many people can be suffering with depression and not even realise it.
If you are suffering with depression it won’t be just you that is affected, your family will also be feeling down if you are too, work colleagues and friends will be affected by your feelings, your career can also be affected by depression and low mood.
Imagine that you are sat with a group of friends just calmly chatting away, all of a sudden another friend walks into the room to join your group, this person is bubbly, bright and cheerful, everyone’s mood lifts. Now imagine that you are sat with a group of friends and along comes another friend who is in a low mood, feeling that everything is all doom and gloom, they are Mr or Mrs Negative, the mood of the whole group then lowers, our moods have a profound effect on those around us.
Symptoms of Depression
Many people can be suffering with depression and not even realise it, passing it off as some kind of constant or recurring feelings of low mood, some will have been diagnosed by a doctor.
- Feeling helpless
- Inability to enjoy experiences
- Pessimism and constant negativity about life
- Feeling as if there is no way forward
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Difficulty making decisions
- Difficulty with sleep, often it can be sleeping too much as if shutting down
- Feelings of sadness often for no apparent reason
- Lack of motivation or enthusiasm
- In its most acute form can lead to suicidal thoughts or even attempts of it
In the first instance you should always see your doctor; if they diagnose you as having depression, they will most likely offer you some form of medication and then give you some options for an NHS mental health professional which will be a type of counsellor or CBT. You could be waiting many weeks for an appointment for a mental health professional and then you will only be funded for six visits with them, this in most cases isn’t enough time to truly resolve many issues and the professional that you see may well only be proficient in one discipline of therapy.
What I have to offer you is a tailored solution that will almost always utilise more than one form of therapy. This will eliminate the depression. You will also be able to have a booking with me within two weeks, at the most of contacting me. Take a look the testimonials page so you can see first hand client experiences.