What is Depression?
Depression is the most commonly diagnosed of all the mental health issues, also closely associated with Anxiety, often both conditions go hand in hand. Depression counselling is the single most effective tool to improve mood and cognitive thoughts.
People often use phrases like “I’m depressed” to describe a temporary low mood, of feeling lost, hopeless, low, having no energy, or how they are feeling about a particular situation in their life. Depression counselling has proved to be an effective treatment.Read more
In most cases, these low spirits lift of their own accord after a short period of time. However, if these feelings of unhappiness worsen and begin to interfere with how we live our everyday life, then it is possible that we may be developing a major or clinical depression. The word “clinical” simply means that the condition is severe enough to need some form of medical treatment which combined with depression counselling offers the best chance of improvement.
Living with depression is a very challenging experience, it has been proved over many years that addressing the underlying factors which cause depression is effective in helping people to manage it and in many cases leave depression behind. Depression counselling alone or combined with medication is very effective in the treatment of depression.
A recent study in ‘The Telegraph’ newspaper discussed the benefits of depression counselling online and said “People suffering from depression should get counselling online to avoid long waiting times to see a doctor, according to new research”.
What are the symptoms of depression?
Depression can affect different people in many different ways. Depression counselling helps people explore and address the underlying reasons for depression. Some people experience depression primarily through psychological and emotional symptoms, whilst others may experience a wide range of physical effects.
The following is a list of possible symptoms of depression:
- Feeling in a low mood for long periods of time
- Feeling anxious much of the time
- Finding it hard to concentrate
- Feeling unusually irritable
- Failing to derive pleasure from usually enjoyable activities
- Feeling tired and lacking energy
- Low self-confidence and self esteem
- Feeling numb and empty
- Feeling hopeless and helpless
- Feeling pessimistic about the future
- Having problems getting to sleep. Check out the link between depression and poor sleep.
- Waking up early in the morning, or sleep problems
- Losing interest in sex
- Feeling guilty about things
- Feeling restless and agitated
- Being preoccupied by negative thoughts
- Feeling like you want to commit suicide
- Having thoughts about harming yourself
- Experiencing physical aches and pains
There is no one cause of depression. It varies from person to person. Broadly speaking there are three main triggers for developing depression:Social factors
Losing your job, isolation, divorce, or bereavement can trigger depression in some people.Psychological factors
Chronic anxiety, relationship problems, low self esteem, childhood rejection or family background. A third trigger for depression may bePhysical factors
Infectious diseases like influenza or glandular fever; having a long-term physical health problem like multiple sclerosis; or as a side-effect of medical treatments like chemotherapy. It is also thought that some people may have a genetic predisposition towards depression.
If you are experiencing depression, you may feel unhappy, or feel low, that everything you do is a struggle, and perhaps not worth the effort. Often people experiencing depression feel hopeless about the future and unable to see any positives in life. You may feel apathetic, feel flat and unable to participate in activities you used to enjoy.
At its worst, depression can lead to such feelings of helplessness and lack of self worth that people may give up the will to live, or begin to consider suicide. You may experience sleep problems too.
Working with an Online Counselor offers people suffering from depression a more accessible service, no need to travel or leave your home. It is safe and secure and completely confidential, you can even remain anonymous if you prefer. Read more
Why depression counselling is effective?
Depression Counselling Online can be very effective in combating depression for most people.
Many people suffering from depression find it difficult to get motivated, and getting out and about can be difficult too. Online depression counselling is easily accessible from your own home and is effective for depression sufferers because there is less to do in contacting an online counsellor.
Online depression counselling is at your fingertips and there are no worries about meeting someone new, and all of the associated fears that can go with that. Qualified online depression counsellors are available day times and early evenings.
Depression counselling aims to help people recognise the stress factors in their lives, and learn coping strategies and therapeutic tools in order to be able to deal with these.
A wide variety of Counselling models are available, ranging from Person Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Qualified, experienced depression counselling will help you explore your worries and concerns and help you with practical ways to tackle your low mood.
Professional and experienced Online Counsellor (Therapist) and Online Life Coach
Paul Parkin’s Depression Counselling experience.
I am an experienced, professional online counsellor, with over 15 years experience working as a counsellor (therapist) and life coach offering confidential, affordable counselling online to clients anywhere in the world.
By living a simple life and working from home I have reduced my costs enabling me to reduce the session fees for clients, making counselling online more accessible to people seeking counselling online.
I have worked in the field of depression counselling and therapy for several years both face to face and online counselling. I have helped Thousands of clients who struggle with depression, focusing on the underlying life issues which contribute to depression helps clients to learn to live a life free of the debilitating depressive way of being.
Dear online counselor,
I have been depressed since the breakup of my relationship with my boyfriend. My life feels empty and worthless, i don’t think i want my BF back but i can’t seem to find a new life without him.
I feel that I need someone around me and need to be in a relationship. Can i book a session with you to get some practical advice on how to start again?
Online depression counselling would be great as I have a busy work schedule and the convenience of online counselling would be very useful.
Thank you for your email. It sounds like you were in a relationship with your boyfriend and you now experience grief and loss, it takes time to grieve when we lose someone close, this can sometimes result in Depression.
When a long term relationship ends it can be devastating and leave us feeling lost. Your life may well feel empty, but it is certainly not worthless. I would be very pleased to help you with finding a way forward and helping you to create a more fulfilling and happier life.
It sounds like some work on your relationship with your self could be useful and have a lasting influence on your perceived need to have someone in your life. If we can help you feel more comfortable alone, then there will be less pressure on any future relationships.
Best wishes Paul, online counsellor (therapist) and online life coach.
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