What kind of resource is Depression Counselling Bolton?
Well it’s here to help you if you are suffering from depression, wherever you may be.
What is depression and have I got it?
If you have low mood over a long period then which differs from feeling sad now and then (which let’s face it, we all do sometimes).
If you have low motivation and perhaps find even the act of getting out of bed too much to face (and on other days maybe don’t feel so bad).
If you feel you have lost the ability to enjoy things like you used to, or are not getting the most out of life.
Then regardless of the label or diagnosis – seek help.
You don’t have to be diagnosed with depression to benefit from therapy;
Depression like all mental health issues comes on a spectrum of severity,
and you can still feel sub-par even if you don’t fit the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive episode.
But why live in discomfort?
Why does it happen?
While there might be an obvious event that leads to depression, sometimes it’s just an accumulation of events over time,
a little like a bucket filling up drip by drip.
The causes, like the experience, differ from person to person and are often a mixture of ‘biopsychosocial’ factors,
a mixture of thought, biology and environment. It can take a little while to untangle.
Perhaps the issues are in the past (for example childhood),
the present (a bereavement or loss, anger or social circumstances),
or the perception of the future (loss of something again usually).
Depression can be related to physical conditions, physical illnesses can cause depression, anxiety, or both.
Loneliness, divorce, exhaustion, the list is as long and varied as the sufferer.
Get help early
Depression doesn’t just affect the person with it, it can impact the lives of people in their life,
but – and here’s one of the main issues in my experience;
The lack of motivation and hope can lead sufferers to believe that nothing can help,
a hopeless feeling, and at the same time indecisive – the result?
They often don’t present for treatment or wait a long time before they do.
This is why we need to keep an eye on those around us and those we love,
and help them when they are struggling, depression can begin gradually and may go unnoticed for a good while.
It can affect happiness, enjoyment, work, relationships and so can be noticeable in many ways
but often the person with depression takes a while to notice – this is why getting help early is key.
The Depression Counselling Bolton take; what can be done
these types of therapy are proven as effective in the treatment of depression;
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Of course there are others, and the possibility of combining several to make a therapy tailored specifically to you.
This is how I work with depression, using a mix of techniques to try to help quickly and effectively.
Sometimes of course depression resolves itself but if it doesn’t and you don’t want to wait and see,
or you don’t want the pressure on your health and well-being then visit your GP and start the ball rolling.
Many people with depression choose treatment.
If you need any more information or to discuss then please reach out to me here.
Demystifying is why I created this Depression Counselling Bolton resource page.