Some people with major depression experience the symptoms of depression only once in their life. Others may experience frequent relapses and recurrences.
Depression is a prolonged emotional state of feeling down, fatigued and negative about life. It may be in response to stressful life events or there may not be any identifiable reasons. Depression may result in a loss of pleasure from those things one used to enjoy, and it can undermine one’s ability to concentrate, remember details and make decisions.
Depression symptoms can be both emotional and physical. Signs and symptoms of depression include mood swings, feeling sad, worried, anxious, withdrawing socially, feelings of hopeless and, worthlessness, fatigue, guilty, irritable, sensitive, indecisive and restless as well as suicidal thinking
The physical symptoms of depression could include; headaches, back pain, muscle ache & joint pain, digestive problems such as diarrhoea or chronic constipation, exhaustion & fatigue, change in appetite resulting in weight gain or loss and dizziness or light headedness
If you are suffering from any physical symptoms, make sure you also discuss with your health care provider. (Don’t assume they’ll go away on their own.)
Counselling in Melbourne, represents a team of experts trained in working with depression. Your depression counsellor, will partner with you to gain a better understanding of the cause of your depression and develop a treatment plan for depression to seek the outcomes you deserve.
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Depression Treatment & Counselling in Melbourne
Depression is highly treatable: depression counselling can help.
In a caring and safe non-judgmental place, depression counselling psychologists utilise a range of approaches such as Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies, and if desired Hypnotherapy can help to:
- Untangle stresses
- Provide clarity
- Reframe life events
- Alleviate distress
- Support more positive thinking
- Inspire effective problem-solving
- Improve relationships
- Boost self-confidence
- Explore personal goals and life direction
- Find happiness
Counselling in Melbourne psychologist’s and counsellors work with clients to tailor an individual treatment plan for overcoming and coping with depression and anxiety. We will provide you with approaches, practical strategies and treatments to help you to understand factors that might be triggering your depression symptoms.
Once depression has been successfully treated, it’s important to pay attention to your feelings in order to catch possible signs of a relapse. Seeking help and responding promptly to the warning signs may help you prevent a full return of major depression.
If depression is impacting on your emotional and physical wellbeing, it might be time to seek an appointment with a Counselling in Melbourne depression counselling psychologist, please call us on (03) 9376 1958 or book online.
If you feel like you are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 000 for emergency services or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.