Depression Counselling

Depression Counselling

Depression hurts.

It is a dark and difficult journey that many people will make at some point in their lifetime.

For some, depression may be a persistent low mood over a long period of time, and for others an immediate, debilitating condition that makes living a normal life seem impossible. Depression may fluctuate with the seasons or the situation of one’s life, or it may be a constant shadow looming regardless of circumstances.

But depression is not a journey you need to make alone.

At Rivers Edge Counselling Centre, we have a full team of therapists that work with people from all walks of life who suffer from depression.

Depression Counselling Will Help You:

  • Find your inner motivation and strength to live your life
  • Engage in activities that are proven to help alleviate symptoms of depression, such as exercise, good nutrition and meditation
  • Uncover and explore the life problems that contribute to your depression
  • Overcome isolation and reconnect with significant people in your life
  • Identify and challenge negative thinking patterns that lead to feeling helpless and hopeless
  • Control your thoughts and feelings so they no longer overwhelm you
  • Help you draw on your own emotional, mental and spiritual resources in the process of healing from depression.

Common Symptoms of Depression

  • Trouble concentrating on tasks, remembering things and making decisions
  • Decrease in your regular amount of energy – feeling fatigued
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, hopeless, pessimistic or helpless
  • Trouble sleeping or change in sleeping habits
  • Easily Irritable or more restless than normal
  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy doing
  • Change in eating habits – over or under eating, not by your choice
  • Aches, pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive troubles
  • Feeling sad, anxious, or "empty"
  • Suicidal thoughts

Click here to take a quick depression screening test:

If you scored above a 15 or 16 on the Beck Inventory, you may need help from a therapist specializing in treatment of depression.