Something is not quite right, but you are not sure what it is; perhaps you have even wondered if you might have depression.
It is a good idea to see a professional if you are worried about this; the good news is that depression counselling could be just the thing to help you.
According to experts, many of us suffering needlessly because we don’t know what to do about it when in fact depression, and many common issues, can be overcome with the help of counselling and therapy.
10 Signs You May Benefit from Depression Counselling
There are many symptoms that could indicate that you are in a situation where you could indeed benefit from depression counselling. Some of the most common include:
- Feeling like you have no control over your daily activities. Your attention, memory, sleep routine and appetite have been altered.
- You are suffering from a number of aches and pains, or physical symptoms, such as headaches, backache, hair loss, nausea, and more, with not apparent causes. Or, it could be you are experiencing frequent anxiety attacks (chest tightness, rapid heartbeat, hyperventilation or very shallow and rapid breathing and sweating).
- Feeling very emotional – eg angry, anxious, helpless and hopeless – not just sad and tearful.
- Feeling trapped by problems that you don’t know how to solve, nor do you have the strength.
- Reacting more to things, and being more sensitive, feeling like you have lost the ability to analyse things objectively or act rationally.
- You are full of negatives, catastrophic thoughts, obsessions or fixations that prevent you from living life normally.
- Feelings of hopelessness, and that life isn’t worth living.
- Feeling frequent anger, even aggressiveness, that you cannot control, which sometimes explodes with devastating effects.
- Feeling like everybody is against you.
- Having difficulty sleeping and concentrating, to the point where it is impacting your daily life.
If the above sounds very familiar, I urge you to seek out professional help from your GP, a psychologist or psychotherapist, as depression counselling has been proven to be extremely effective!
Author: Janet Moreno, B Sc Psych (Hons), Grad Dip AOD, M HRM, Associate Member ASORC.
Janet Moreno is a psychotherapist and rehabilitation counsellor with over 11 years of experience. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and sees children, adults and couples.
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