Depression Counselling Melbourne can help you modify negative thoughts and feelings that hold you back from living life.
Are you suffering from depressive episodes?
- Feeling low, blue or melancholic.
- Seeing the glass half empty and being negative.
- Feeling lifeless, without energy, flat and dull.
- Feeling anxiety.
- Feeling hopeless about the future.
- Having no drive or motivation.
- Finding life pointless and going nowhere
Many see the world negatively and their prospects of the future hopeless, which often reflects how they feel on the inside, about themselves. At Depression Counselling in Melbourne, we see many who have no internal spark to keep the flame alive, since there are no inner resources to push through the day, so they lack motivation or drive, feeling lifeless. These depressive symptoms may not reflect their real self, but distort how one feels, causing a cycle of depressive moods, as they give up on life, not wanting to face the day and feeling worse as result. Giving up on yourself can make life feel bleak and empty, as feeling depressed becomes self-perpetuating. When you gradually give up the things that make you happy, life can feel purposeless and meaningless. Life can feel dull when you cannot obtain self-fulfilment from life.
Depression can be the manifestation of anger turned inwards toward the 'self'', creating underlying feelings of self-loathing or self-hatred. Many have internalised that they are not good enough, which informs how they feel about themselves. Depressed individuals can have a distorted perception of themselves, having self-limiting beliefs. These negative self-beliefs distort the way they see themselves and events that happen to them. Often attributing self-blame for things that are not their fault, magnifying problems or taking things personally. They hide the real self to avoid feeling this way. Therefore, they give up on self pursuits or situations that offer them self-fulfilment and avoid putting themselves out there, to avoid perceived failure or feeling unworthy, etc. By breaking through these distorted thinking patterns, the real self can emerge and embrace self-fulfilment from life, allowing the self' to flourish in all aspects of life.
Having negative core beliefs and feeling bad about themselves, individuals with depression don't have the inner resources to push themselves forward, by not believing in themselves. They give up on life, not having enough motivation to get them through. Repressing feelings takes more energy to escape, so the spark within them becomes diminished. Shutting down makes it difficult to register their 'self' in order to take care of themselves.
They discover that keeping feelings repressed can perpetuate depressed states of mind. Instead, working through these emotions can help manage them, so they don't feel overwhelmed by them. Therefore, they do not need to defensively hold emotions back, but can have the freedom to enjoy life by overcoming depression.
Individuals who are depressed attend depression therapy when they can't escape these feelings; often certain stressful events will set them off, such as a relationship break up, or the loss of a job. Other times, they will become depressed when they give up, becoming lost and lacking direction. Instead, treating these negative thoughts or feelings, and restructuring them, allows them to obtain a more realistic sense of self. Overcoming them enables them to put themselves out there in order to participate in life, so that they can obtain self-fulfilment.
With counselling for depression at Counselling in Melbourne, the individual reintegrates overwhelming feelings and re-experiences them in a modified way that makes it more manageable for them to digest. Depression counselling can help overcome thoughts and feelings.
What to expect from a depression Counsellor
When individuals cannot cope with the depressive moods, they often find ways to escape these feelings, which deepens the depression. The more one buries their head in the sand and avoids dealing with life, the more this can cause life to become unmanageable for them, when they avoid facing situations that they need to deal with in order to regain control over their life. Many struggle, as they avoid dealing with life because it takes less effort to cope. Many become overwhelmed with debt and stress and so they escape or avoid dealing with stuff, to push the worry away, until it takes over them.
With a clear state of mind, the problems do not feel as worse as they may seem, so they become more manageable to tackle them and address them along the way. A counsellor for depression challenges these self-distortions, so these negative perceptions don't take over them. The old distortions are challenged or modified, so that one can believe in themselves, so they have a stronger conviction in who they are and can then feel stronger in their sense of self. Counselling depression modulates these feelings so they are not overwhelmed, so individuals become free to live life, rather than use defensive manoeuvres to keep feelings at bay. They no longer feel shut down by holding feelings back.
Take charge of your life with counselling services for depression
By reprocessing feelings and changing negative thinking patterns, the individual can overcome depressive symptoms. They can live life according to their real desires, and not held be back by self-perpetuating negative beliefs, which hold them back and prevents them from moving forward.
Seeing our counsellor for depression assists individuals to create a stronger foundation for themselves, to acquire strength and momentum, building coping ability to move ahead and deal with life challenges. Having a strong conviction in themselves allows them to follow their aspirations in life, pick themselves up and continue to grow and discover themselves. Take back control of your life.
When underlying feelings cannot be managed within, many also attend anxiety counselling. When these feelings are projected onto our relationships many attend relationship counselling and anger management counselling
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