Dealing with Depression
Everyone feels down, upset or sad from time to time, it’s part of life and being human. When we experience stressful times or upsetting events, feelings of low mood are a normal reaction and will usually pass with time. However, if feelings of low mood persist or worsen and start to get in the way of you living your life to the full this could be depression.
Relationships, family life, work and quality of life can suffer as a result of depression and we can feel stuck in a downward spiral which can feel very isolating.
Often people experiencing depression think they are the only one who feels this way, but they are not alone.
Everyone can be susceptible to depression regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, sexuality, profession, race, ethnic background, marital status, level of income, degree of education. Both extrovert and shy people can suffer from depression.
How can counselling and psychotherapy help?
It can be a relief to be able to talk openly in a confidential environment, knowing you will not be judged or pressurised, but listened to and understood by someone trained and experienced in working with depression.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to explore and express your thoughts, feelings and actions in a safe, supportive environment at a pace that’s right for you. This process can help you to make sense of your distressing feelings and symptoms and help you explore any changes you might want to make, so that gradually you can find a way forward.
Linda Lawler, West Leicester Therapist
My name is Linda Lawler and I am a UKCP accredited integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working in Leicester. I work with a broad range of clients aged 18 and above from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and occupations facing a wide variety of issues. Based in Leicester my practice is easy to get to. It’s on a main bus route from the City Centre and there is plenty of free street parking.