Depression is a common, yet serious condition that can have a profound impact on our daily lives. If you’re struggling with feelings of sadness, hopelessness, detachment from life, and a lack of energy, you’re not alone. Our experienced counsellors can help you find relief and regain control of your life through proven modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) Mindfulness-based practices, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Depression can make you feel isolated and hopeless. But you’re not the only one suffering. Millions of people experience depression and find relief through therapy. Counselling can help you understand the root causes of your depression and develop effective strategies to manage it. IFS and CBT are evidence-based techniques that can help you identify and change negative thought patterns, develop more effective coping strategies, and build a stronger, more resilient sense of self. With IFS, you’ll learn to understand and connect with different parts of yourself, promoting self-compassion and inner peace. CBT, on the other hand, focuses on the role of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in depression, helping you to challenge and overcome limiting beliefs.
Take the First Step
Starting therapy can be intimidating, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Our compassionate and skilled counsellors will provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to work through your emotions and develop new coping skills.
You deserve to feel happy, fulfilled and in control. Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need. Schedule your appointment today and start your journey to recovery.
Having depression is different for everyone
Depression may occur for many reasons, including a change in life circumstances (job loss, divorce, midlife transitions) or following the death of a loved one. This response is normal; however, if your symptoms persist over several months, you may want to consider counselling and medication.
Depression may also occur for no apparent reason. Certain personality types are more prone to depression and may have experienced a lot of depression in the family. You may also have experienced childhood traumas or losses that are only now beginning to manifest in your experience. Everyone has different coping skills and ways of reacting to difficult and painful situations. There are many reasons why someone may be struggling with depression or feeling depressed. For example:
- Chronic stress
- Chronic pain
- Relationship difficulties
Depression and other mental health struggles, such as mood disorders, anxiety, and issues related to traumatic life experiences, can have negative impacts on your self-esteem and overall life experience.
Types of depression
There are several types of depression and many reasons we become depressed or get depression. Types of depression include:
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Major depressive disorder
- Postpartum depression
- Depressive disorder
Depression counselling with a registered clinical counsellor
Depression can feel debilitating. You may feel drained of energy, hopeless about the future, and wonder how you will make it through another day. Or, you may go about all your usual daily activities but feel numb and find no enjoyment in any of them. Counselling has been proven to be just as effective as medication and will help you not only with your depression but with other areas of your life.
Through compassionate inquiry around your sense of identity, ruminating thoughts, and life experiences, we will target the roots of your depression and work towards managing and overcoming it. We use techniques such as EMDR, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. We also counsel from a spiritual perspective if this meets with your beliefs. You can guarantee a safe, confidential, and compassionate experience with no judgment regarding your life choices or experiences.
Your mental health matters
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For information about how you can better cope with depression and work towards healing, see our post on managing depression.