It is normal to feel some amount of sadness, particularly at times of grief, loss or disappointment. Depression however, is a deeper sense of low mood, one that is longer-lasting and feels more debilitating. With depression, it feels very hard to cope with daily life and many people with depression feel overwhelmed and struggle with doing everyday tasks like going to the shop, work or even the things you would normally love to do.
Depression can continue for weeks and months, and cause problems in your relationships, employment and health. Seeking therapy or counselling for depression with the help of a Qualified Counsellor in Plymouth can significantly improve the way you feel and help you overcome feelings of low mood.
It can be difficult sometimes to distinguish depression from the normal highs and lows of life. However, the more you identify with the list below, the higher the likelihood is that you are suffering from depression rather than a sense of ‘feeling low’.
People bring a wide variety of issues to therapy and I have listed some of the most commonly experienced issues here. This list does not cover everything though, so please contact me if you want to talk about something else and we can discuss it.
I have special interests in the areas of trauma in it’s various forms, bereavement and loss and working with the emergency services and armed forces.
Usually people feel relieved once they have made a start with Counselling, and often tell me at the end of their sessions that they wish they had spoken to someone sooner.