I can help if you are struggling with depression. Your struggle is not a weakness or a moral failing – it is purely a signal that your needs are not being met. My persona and professional experience is that depression is not a biological illness  – and is always secondary to another problem.

Depression puts your life on hold and can create real problems in your life. It is extremely common and characterised by many symptoms. Every person will have their own combination of symptoms from the following:

down, upset or tearful

restless, agitated or irritable

feeling guilty or worthless – no self-confidence or self-esteem

empty and numb

isolated and unable to relate to other people – avoiding social events and activities you usually enjoy

finding no pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy

a sense of unreality

hopeless and despairing

self-harming or suicidal behaviour

finding it difficult to speak or think clearly

losing interest in sex

difficulty in remembering or concentrating on things

using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual

difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much

feeling tired all the time

no appetite and losing weight, or eating too much and gaining weight

physical aches and pains with no obvious physical cause

moving very slowly, or being restless and agitated

I can offer you counselling and psychotherapy in Stafford that can help you understand and lift your depression using proven counselling techniques. Call me today on 07957 234 950 – I really look forward to working with you.