Providing Applecross with Depression Counselling You Can Rely On
Depression is a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. That’s why our depression counselling in Applecross and South Perth areas are here to help you navigate this difficult time. While feeling sad and moody can be normal human emotions the lows we experience from time to time, feeling depressed for long periods and for no apparent reason (weeks, months or even years) is a cause for concern.
Depression is not something you need to experience on your own. There is plenty of support available to you to help you through this difficult time. Whether you feel a sense of hopelessness, loss of pleasure in activities, anxious or intense anger and irritability. All these can be symptoms of depression.
What causes depression?
Life can come with many struggles and challenges. Difficulties including long-term unemployment, loneliness, prolonged work stress and abuse, can all be factors in you developing depression.
While life circumstances can influence depression. A family history can also place you at an increased genetic risk. If you have a personality that tends to worry or you have low self-esteem then this can play a role. Serious medical illness and the persistent stress of coping with this illness can also bring on the onset of depression. As you can see there are many factors but the key is to seek help to see you through this difficult time.
What is depression?
We don’t know what exactly causes depression but we know that a combination of life events and personal factors can be the catalyst for developing depression.
Here are some symptoms to watch for:
- Low mood and a loss of interest and pleasure in normal activities.
- Irritable most of the day.
- A feeling of sadness and emptiness.
- Decreased interest or pleasure in most activities, most of each day
- Significant weight change (5%) or change in appetite
- Change in sleep: Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Can’t keep still or not motivated to do anything
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Decreased ability to think or concentrate or make decision
- Thoughts of death or suicide (if you experience this you should talk to someone straight away)
If you are experiencing two or more of the above symptoms nearly every day then we recommend speaking to someone. Our psychologists offer depression counselling and are conveniently located for clients in Applecross, South Perth and surrounding areas.
How can counselling help you with depression?
One in four Australians will experience depression in their life time.
In Australia you have access to excellent mental health plans and programs to help you treat your depression. Counselling is one of the most effective treatments of depression and in our experience people suffering from depression will require between 6 and 14 sessions across the year.
Counselling will provide you with the support, skills and strategy to manage your depression.
Sometimes you may require the assistance of medication as prescribed by your GP and psychologist. Both your doctor and psychologist can work together to guide you through the process. If you have thoughts of suicide or death or there are changes to your physical and functional behaviours, then you may be prescribed medication. Your GP should also look for any underlying health causes they can also affect your mood and contribute to the way you are feeling.
Together, therapy and medication become the best treatments for recovery if you are diagnosed with depression.
Why choose A resolution for depression counselling?
At A resolution we are here to support and offer you a caring environment. Our job is to help you to become mentally stronger and give you the tools to improve your health, life, and relationships. We use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, narrative therapy or psychotherapy to treat you for depression. Together, we will work with you to find the best therapy that works for you.
A resolution provides depression counselling by trained professionals who understand and listen to your concerns to help you improve your daily life. Contact us today for a chat – we are conveniently located for clients in Applecross, South Perth and surrounding areas.