If you have arrived on this page you might well be feeling low and depressed, and possibly some of the following too:
• An unbearable sadness that just won’t lift
• Crying uncontrollably
• Struggling with sleeping
• Feeling heavy, weighed down and physically exhausted
• Finding it hard to get up in the mornings and get through the day
• Feeling worthless and unimportant
• Having difficulty talking to friends and family about what you are going through
• Lacking interest in things that you previously enjoyed
• Feeling stuck and blocked in your life
What causes depression?
There are many causes of depression, perhaps your feelings of depression have been stimulated by one of the following; suffering a bereavement, health issues, job difficulty, having a baby, moving home, relationship problems/ divorce/ separation, abuse, medication, substance abuse, and isolation. Or maybe your depression has a family link.
Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness. Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don’t feel sad at all—they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless.
Depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.
Sometimes depression can lead an individual to feel suicidal. If you are feeling depressed and suicidal, it is extremely important that you seek support right away by talking to friends and family, by going to your Doctor or attending Accident and Emergency.
Getting help – depression counselling Cork
If you are interested in making an appointment for depression counselling please ring 087 9934541 or send me a message. I try to see clients within 48 hours if they require it.
I have specialist knowledge in working with clients suffering from depression. However you are feeling right now it is important to know that support is available and having counselling can help. I can offer you professional counselling to support you with your journey through depression and hopefully lead you to feel happier once again.
My practice is on Donnybrook Hill, Douglas, Cork city, where there is free parking available. The 207 bus from the city centre also stops outside.
Book a counselling session today!
For more information about depression click on these articles: Beat depression fast, depression and negative bias, grief and recovery, shame and recovery, stress and assertiveness, stress and sensitivity.