When you need someone who understands what you are experiencing.
Depression can be debilitating and put great strain on both the individual, their families and those around them. Depression is more than just feeling a little low in mood and down, it is when you experience a low mood for a significant amount of time and you feel that you cannot “just snap out of it”. It makes it difficult to carry out normal day to day tasks.
Signs that you may be feeling depressed can include:
It may be that you are not sure if you are depressed and this can seem more likely if depression has developed over a significant time. Often it can be more noticeable to others you are acting out of character. It can start from reoccurring negative thoughts that lead to sadness hopelessness and despair.
There are times when depression can occur from a single event where we react in a way where we feel overwhelmed with the inability to cope. This can come in the form of a distressing life event, from a bereavement or circumstance that we find ourselves in. Other times it can occur from childhood experiences that manifest and affect adult life. The onset of depression can come also come on from a physical or mental illness, anger that builds up and manifests into depression, being in a difficult relationship, a job loss or a dependency on drugs or alcohol.
Forest Counselling Service can help you find coping strategies that work for you in these difficult times to learn you to understand and manage yourself better. From my consultation room, I offer local counselling throughout Cheshire and Staffordshire and national counselling available online through Zoom, WhatsApp or any of the other encrypted online conferencing platforms.
I realise that in some situations, it may be difficult for you to take a phone call or receive emails. Please let me know if there are any times or methods of communication I should avoid or any specific times I should contact you.