According to the Office for National Statistics, depression is among the most common types of mental disorders experienced by adults in Great Britain. In fact, around 1 in 10 before the Covid-19 pandemic, but this has since more than doubled to over 2 in 5 adults.
Depression can affect people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness to losing interest in the things they used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Do you continually feeling low and stuck with your emotions or unable to move forward? Maybe you have been to the doctor for help and been stuck on medication for quite some time.
Unfortunately, medication only temporarily masks the pain and after some time the body builds resistance to the medication, which means increasing the dosage to become effective again. Many of my clients tell me that they were referred to counselling by their GP because they saw how increasing the dosage is not a solution. Instead many of my clients have even reported that taking medication alongside counselling sessions has helped them to lift from this feeling of being stuck.
In counselling, you will work together with your counsellor in your therapy sessions. For example, I support each individual to explore their thoughts and what they can do to change their behaviour. It is important to feel that your counsellor will remain by your side with no judgement throughout your transitions of ups and downs.
Are you ready to plant some positive change back into your life? Consider speaking to your GP about seeking counselling.