Anxiety and Depression

Recognizing Signs of Anxiety and Depression

Understanding Prolonged Sadness

It is common and proportionate to experience some feelings of fear or nervousness and worry, for example when you need to make a big decision or when you are facing a major life event. But if you notice that those feelings are persistent and your fears feel as if they are taking over a lot of your thinking and for prolonged periods, it could be that you are suffering from anxiety. 

Similarly, most of us have experienced sadness or a dip in mood from time to time, especially it there are painful life events to deal with but if the low mood or an empty feeling, or a lack of energy persists for a few weeks and more, it could be that you are experiencing symptoms of depression. And sometimes both conditions can even be experienced at the same time.

Personalized Strategies for Healing

The most important thing to remember is that you are not to blame and you haven’t done anything deliberately to put yourself in either state of anxiety or depression. These are mental health issues and forgiving yourself for experiencing either states can be an important first step in helping yourself through. 

The support that I offer doesn’t involve diagnosis, but rather works by offering a space for you to explore your feelings and learning to accept that they exist rather than trying to push them away (understandable but not always helpful!).

 I would work with you to help understand potential triggers and to explore helpful approaches that work around you as an individual.

Embracing Professional Help for Recovery

Both depression and anxiety can feel overwhelming and you could easily feel that they were taking over your life, but by reaching out to a therapist, knowing that you don’t have to deal with the symptoms alone, is one of the best ways of starting your journey to management and recovery.

Please note that if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, and need to speak to someone urgently please contact any one of these organisations below:

  • Samaritans 116 123
  • Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) 0800 068 41 41
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK 0800 689 5652 (6pm until midnight)
  • In a life threatening emergency please dial 999

Contact me today for a free 20 minute consultation!

Take the first step towards positive change and reclaim your life with the support of compassionate therapist. Together, we can foster personal growth, nurture fulfilling relationships, and create a path of empowerment and resilience. 

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