Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. We all go through spells of feeling down, but when you are depressed, you can feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
By recognising and treating the symptoms and getting help, it is possible to overcome depression and prevent it coming back. Expressing your emotions and talking about your feelings in counselling will help you to recover.
Depression is a real illness with real symptoms. It’s not a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by “pulling yourself together”. Depression often wears a disguise and can creep up on you at any time. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery and move on with their lives.
Signs of depression:
• Changes in sleeping patterns; broken nights
• Changes in eating patterns; loss of appetite or over-eating
• Overwhelming feelings of guilt and worthlessness
• Low self esteem
• Tiredness and loss of energy
• Stomach upsets or chronic joint pain
• Persistent negative thought processes
Post natal depression
For some women, post-natal depression can present itself after the birth of a child. This can be caused by hormonal changes, psychological adjustments and fatigue and can be incredibly confusing for a new mother. Seek help as soon as you can if you find yourself in this situation.
Nightingale Counsellors will use many skills with regard to depression. Apart from talking we may ask you to explore your feelings by using art, sand stones, Russian dolls and many other therapeutic tools. We also use a combination of therapies including CBT and directed reading.
We aim to ensure that every client feels safe in the knowledge that they have found a professional organisation that understands the challenges and concerns they face when they decide to seek assistance. When you contact Nightingale we will respond immediately to all enquiries and can guarantee an appointment within 48 hours. Contact us on 0141 353 9373, Email us or complete our online Enquiry Form.
"I cost Florence a fortune in tissues 2 years ago. Since then my life has turned around and I feel back to being myself again. Florence counselled me through post traumatic stress disorder following the near fatal delivery of my IVF twins. She's helped to restore my lost confidence, my sense of humour, and belief in myself. She's given me incredibly useful tools and strategies to deflect triggers which previously would have made me irrational and anxious. She has helped me recover my sanity and restore balance to my everyday life through encouragement, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and her own remarkably sharp intuition and empathy skills. She has also empowered me to be more assertive in the presence of aggressive or dominant people or deflect the negative effects they have on my effectiveness as a mother of young twins, 3rd year mature university student and fundraiser for several charities. I now feel proud of my achievements and feel I have a voice worth hearing. I would have no hesitation in recommending or endorsing the tremendous work carried out by Florence."
Our Counselling Fees:
Individual Sessions £60
Couple Sessions £70
Male Counsellors are Available.