Depression generally results in feelings of low mood which can make even simple daily tasks seem insurmountable.


Symptoms of depression include:


•  Continuous low mood or sadness

•  Feeling hopeless and helpless

•  Low self-esteem

•  Tearfulness

•  Feelings of guilt

•  Irritability

•  Lack of motivation or interest in things

•  Finding it difficult to make decisions

•  Not getting any enjoyment out of life

•  Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

•  Feeling anxious or worried

•  Loss of appetite and/or sleep

How can counselling help

In general, counselling can lead to positive changes within a few sessions, depending on individual circumstances.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is particularly helpful to bring on positive changes within a few sessions. It is generally used to identify, understand and change unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns.