Counselling for depression and anxiety
Depression and anxiety are serious but common illnesses. Roughly 1 in 10 of us will experience depression. Most experts believe that brain chemistry plays an important role in the condition. Yet it is also known that environmental factors have their part to play. Life experiences affect brain chemistry and thus some people become depressed after experiencing a significant life event or events.
There are degrees to which depression can affect us and similarly the symptoms vary considerably from one person to another. If, however, you have been feeling down for a persistent time, or are have an overwhelming feeling of sadness or hopelessness you should seek help from your GP.
Counselling is known to make a difference in the treatment of depression, trying to get to the source of the depression and offering a different viewpoint that offers the person some relief and control over it. It also helps people to access their strengths and use these to make changes for the better.
Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that greatly affects everyday life. Sufferers often describe obtrusive, worried thoughts, difficulty in concentrating and remembering, heart palpitations and other physical sensations. People will often feel tense as though something terrible is going to happen and may only feel ‘safe’ in certain places or with certain people. The severe onset of these symptoms is often the start of a panic attack and it can be very hard to catch your breath.
Anxiety can develop in a number of ways, but again counselling is known to be very effective in tackling the condition. Indeed because anxiety affects so many areas of our lives and prevents us enjoying them to the full it is one of the most common reasons for entry into therapy.
So if you feel that your anxiety or your low mood is getting affecting your life why not phone us today.