Sometimes it will be a specific situation around grief or loss, post-natal depression, sad syndrome, anger that can cause you to feel down and sad. Depression can also be around for people who find it difficult to express emotion or talk about how they are feeling.
Sometimes clients find it difficult to acknowledge they are depressed as they almost feel they don’t have any real reason to feel down.
“I have a lot to be grateful for; a good relationship, great kids, money in the bank, a job I enjoy… so what’s wrong with me? I just can’t pick myself up. I feel detached from the world around me, My thinking seems so negative and I am fearful I will never feel any better. Some days are worse than others but most of the time I feel I am living in a fog.”
If you persistently feel miserable and can’t find any joy in any area of your life it’s time to seek help. Don’t leave it any longer take action today.
The Nightingale Counselling approach to depression
In the first instance, we will ask questions and help you to define the scale of the depression by using specific questionnaires. We will also want to explore the reasons for you feeling depressed. When we uncover ‘the why’ we will work on ‘the how’ we can help you to feel better and build you a personal programme for change. In addition to talking therapy, we will use many interventions around worksheets, homework, directed reading, and movement which will help you to develop the tools that will keep you on track.