Depression can be overpowering affecting all areas of life. Sufferers often feel alone or isolation. Perhaps believe that that others will not understand, that people will see them as being sad, or that they should “just pull themselves together”. Yet these responses by others are to completely misunderstand the nature of depression. Those suffering from depression can be overwhelmed by emotions caused by people, events and feelings. There is a sense of wanting the world to stop so that you can catch up and get on top of things again.

Counselling sessions provide a safe space, one in which you will not be judged and that what happens and is said follows your agenda – you are in control. You and the counsellor will start to look at the emotional responses that you are having, learn to confront assumptions about your issues, are they based on evidence or what you think you know.

The goals of therapy:

  • Keep in mind that therapy is designed to equip you with long-term solutions rather than a quick fix.
  • Any change in life involves time and effort. Your commitment to attend meetings regularly, courage to look at yourself honestly, and willingness to make some difficult changes in your life will help you make progress.
  • You can decide in the first few sessions whether our counsellors are a good fit for you.
  • If, after two or three sessions, you do not feel comfortable or you don’t feel you have a good working relationship with your counsellor, it may be best to try someone else.
  • Our counsellors will work with you to develop goals. They will guide and support you, but also challenge you when are ready to be challenged. You should always feel comfortable and be able to talk honestly with your therapist.