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"
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.