Counselling For Depression
Does the future look bleak?
Do you feel there is no point to life?
Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning?
Many people experience depression as loss of energy and drive, sadness, an urge to isolate oneself, seeing the future as bleak, and at its worst, suicidal thoughts. One of the most challenging thought patterns to break out of is the idea that the future won’t get any better.
Things can start looking up!
Although it may not feel like it at the moment, there absolutely is hope and you are more than capable of turning your mindset around. Cognitive behavioural therapy is proven to be one of the most successful treatment modalities in helping people lift themselves out of even the most severe depressive states. In fact, it is possible for you to experience significant changes within a very short period of time of receiving therapy for depression.
Is your thinking style making you blue?
In many cases, depression can usually be traced to a distorted way of thinking. By getting into the habit of recognizing this thinking style and challenging the reality of some limiting core beliefs, you will notice a rapid turnaround in your mood and outlook in life.
Have a look at 10 of the most common cognitive distortions you may be engaging in.
Paving the way to happiness again
I start by listening to your personal experiences of depression. Together we identify thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs that are triggering your depressive episode and we work at breaking out of unrealistic thought patterns. We then move on to rekindling your interest in engaging in positive activities (action always precedes motivation). In tandem, I help you strengthen your communication skills, uncover barriers to intimacy, teach healthy ways to express emotions, and help you find renewed meaning and purpose in life.
Take the first step…
I’m here for you, not just to listen and support, but to give you practical, workable solutions to add to your self-help toolkit. These skills can be used long after our depression counselling is over, and will carry you through the rest of your life. That means if you ever experience a blue moment again, you will have the training and skills to get back on the right path again.