Feeling depressed for long periods of time often makes you feel alone and helpless. However, you are not alone and there is help. Depression is the most common psychological condition and many people experience it at some point in their lives. There are many who have gone through similar experiences and used depression counselling to help reverse the effects of depression and find a healthy outlook on life.
It is normal to feel sad or moody as a response to life’s ups and downs. It is also common to experience depression for a period of time after a major life event like losing a loved one or losing a job. However, depression can become problematic when you feel sadness for long periods of time for no apparent reason. This can lead you to withdraw from your life. When you stop doing the activities that you would normally enjoy, this could be a sign of depression.
Depression is a serious illness and in some cases, a person can feel so sad and helpless that they become suicidal. In other cases, depression can cause a person to feel like they can no longer do regular things like showering or getting out of bed in the morning.
No matter what the degree of intensity, depression counselling can help you regain a healthy approach to life and a feeling of self-worth. Balanced Bodies offers counselling for depression to children, teenagers and adults. Our clinical psychologist Michele Glassenbury is a specialist in depression counselling and can help you confront your depression to turn your life around.
Signs of depression
Many people experience a number of symptoms and signs of depression simultaneously. These experiences can occur as negative thoughts, negative feelings, withdrawn behaviour, and physical responses. For example, you might be thinking ‘I am pathetic,’ and feel hopeless, as well physically feeling exhausted.
Some of the symptoms of depression include feeling:
anxious (it is common to experience anxiety alongside depression)
With Michele’s professional guidance, you can improve your life and regain your mental health. She will offer you strategies and skills to dramatically improve your ability to thrive in your daily life.
If you are finding it challenging coping with everyday life, please contact us or book online at our Port Melbourne clinic by clicking the button at the top of the page.