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Depression Counselling South London

Depression

Depression is a chronic feeling of emptiness and sadness, often accompanied by an inability to feel pleasure without obvious reasons. Some signs of depression are:

 ◈  Change in appetite and body weight

 ◈  Lack of energy and fatigue

 ◈  Change in sleeping patterns

 ◈  Low sex drive

 ◈  Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

 ◈  Suicidal thoughts

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, unease or fear accompanied by the inability to relax and nervousness. It is usually caused by a vicious thinking pattern associated with things that haven't even happened yet. Although we all experience anxiety at some point in our lives, it becomes a problem when experienced as intense, excessive, persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Some signs of anxiety are:

 

 ◈  Feeling nervous, restless or tense

 ◈  Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

 ◈  Having an increased heart rate

 ◈  Breathing rapidly 

 ◈  Sweating

 ◈  Trembling

 ◈  Feeling weak or tired

 ◈  Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry

Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a traumatic event such as an accident, rape, or natural disaster. After the event, people may go through various experiences, including flashbacks, headaches, nausea, unpredictable emotions or difficulties in relationships and find it difficult to move on with their lives. Some signs of trauma are: 

 

 ◈  Always being on high alert 

 ◈  Panic attacks

 ◈  Trouble sleeping and concentrating

 ◈  Self-destructive behaviour

 ◈  Irritability

 ◈  Aggressive behaviour

 ◈  Feelings of guilt and shame

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Low self esteem

Low self-esteem reflects feelings of inadequacy and incompetency. Low self-esteem means not holding yourself in high regard. If you experience low self-esteem, you may feel anxious around others, and feel incapable and critical of yourself. Low self-esteem affects many people and can cause mental health problems. Some signs of low self-esteem are:

 

 ◈  Feeling negative and critical about yourself

 ◈  Finding it difficult to see your achievements

 ◈  Blaming yourself when things go wrong

 ◈  Comparing yourself to others

 ◈  Thinking others are better than you

 ◈  Feel that you don't deserve good things in life

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An initial 15-minute telephone consultation is offered free of charge to provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and establish whether you would like to book an appointment. If you think that I am the counsellor you would like to work with, we will arrange the first session. Click here to contact me.

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