Everyone at some point can find coping with everyday life difficult. Often it is possible for current issues to overwhelm you, either because too many negative things have happened together, or past issues unresolved have been reactivated with the recent crisis. Depression is also about how we have learned to respond to life’s experiences and can involve a particular way of thinking that often view’s the world in a negative and threatening way.
Depression can also affect the relationships that you are in and this can make you feel isolated and very alone.
How can counselling help?
Talking through your thoughts, feelings, physical issues and other difficulties with a counsellor can help you feel less alone. Counselling will offer you time to explore your world and help you to make connections to patterns or thought processes that are not helping you. It allows you to work on regaining control over yourself and your life. Sometimes medication is needed to help you with your depression and this is okay. However if you wish not to take medication you can still become involved with counselling.