The Benefits Of Depression Counselling

The Benefits Of Depression Counselling

The word “depression” is often used to describe the feelings of sadness which all of us experience at some stage of our lives. It is also a term used to describe a form of mental illness called clinical depression.

When faced with stress, such as the loss of a loved one, relationship breakdown or great disappointment or frustration, most people will feel unhappy or sad. These reactions are not regarded as clinical depression, but are a part of everyday life.

The term ‘clinical depression’ describes not just one illness but a group of illnesses characterised by excessive or long-term depressed mood which affects the person’s life. Clinical depression is often accompanied by feelings of:

  • Depressed mood for most of the day or more days than not
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Too much or not enough sleep
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Recurrent anger outbursts
  • Decreased interest in usual activities
  • A sense of being overwhelmed or out of control
  • Sad or down in the dumps

If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms counselling can provide you with a safe, supportive and confidential environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. Tools are provided to assist you understand and work through these feelings and provide confidence for a future without depression.

Contact Adelaide Counselling Practice for depression counselling services on (08) 8237 0509.

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