Depression Counselling

Are you wondering whether you might be experiencing some of the common struggles associated with Depression? Let's take a closer look:

Feeling Overwhelmed: Depression often brings an overwhelming sense of sadness and hopelessness.
Low Energy and Fatigue: Unrelenting fatigue seeps into every aspect of life.
Loss of Interest: Depression dims the joy in once-beloved activities.
Social Withdrawal: You might withdraw from social gatherings.
Difficulty Concentrating: Depression clouds your mind, making it hard to focus.
Changes in Appetite: Appetite swings lead to overeating or loss of interest in food.
Sleep Disturbances: Sleep difficulties include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or oversleeping.
Physical Symptoms: Depression can manifest as headaches, digestive issues, and body aches.
Negative Self-Talk: Your mind fills with self-criticism.
Feelings of Guilt: Depression fosters an overwhelming sense of guilt.
Loss of Hope: The loss of hope is one of the most challenging aspects.
Physical Pains: Unexplained physical discomfort mirrors emotional turmoil.
Suicidal Thoughts: In severe cases, suicidal thoughts may occur.

My approach to Depression Counselling

Depression affects many people in Canada and can have a big impact on our lives. It can make even everyday things like getting out of bed, eating, or finding motivation tough. But remember, you're not alone in this.

Think of depression as your mind's way of trying to protect you. It's like taking a break or going into hibernation mode. While in this mode, you might feel disconnected, low on energy, or even have negative thoughts. But it's important to know that this is your mind's way of keeping you safe.

Depression can feel like your last line of defense against pain or overwhelming feelings. Even thoughts of self-harm or suicide can be seen as ways to cope with the intense emotions.

Understanding that depression has a purpose, even if it's challenging, can help you approach it with empathy and kindness. You don't have to navigate this journey alone, and there's support available to help you get through it.

In Depression Counselling sessions, we embark on a collaborative journey to address and alleviate your depression. My approach involves delving into your unique life story, establishing connections between your past, present, and future experiences, and unearthing fresh insights to facilitate healing.

Throughout our sessions, I incorporate mindfulness, emotional awareness practices, and compassion-focused techniques. These practices foster self-acceptance and self-kindness, vital when dealing with depression.

I leverage evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Brainspotting with an attachment based Body Mind Therapy. This comprehensive approach equips you with tools to manage and overcome depression.

My depression counselling services provide holistic support and empowerment as you navigate your path to healing and well-being. You don't have to face depression alone; I'm here to help you on your journey to recovery, fostering self-compassion every step of the way.

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