Depression is what’s known as a “human condition” and can affect up to 1 in 3 persons in Perth at some stage in their life. It affects every facet of their lives and relationships. If depression is left untreated, it may lead to breakdowns in relationships and mental health. In extreme cases people who suffer from depression often have suicidal thoughts and lose the will to go on with life.
Our therapists who facilitate our Depression Counselling in Perth are well trained to help treat and cure the signs of your depression. We recommend treatment that uses a blend of counselling and psychotherapy. Pharmaceutical drugs only “mask” and don’t cure the symptoms of depression. Our depression treatment in Perth does not make use of drugs or medication in our treatment approach. Our objective is to fully cure the root cause of your depression with our professional Perth counselling services. Also Check our other Counselling Perth Services at Energetics Institute
What is Depression?
Psychotherapy identifies depression as a condition where you experience life in a dark or negative way. As Depression is a BodyMind condition there may be a tendency for you to live in the past and feel sadness and grief. Depression can be triggered by life events such as the loss of a loved one, life changes occurring or because of a medical condition.
Clinical Depression is a more severe form of this mental illness. Negative feelings need to be present for at least 2 years, for a person to be “clinically depressed”.
Symptoms of Depression we treat in Depression Counselling in Perth
- Feeling helpless and overwhelmed in your life
- Being fatigued to the point of being immobilised
- Feeling of being tired all the time
- Having a busy mind that tends to ruminate
- Foggy thoughts and inability to concentrate
- Being distracted
- Mood swings including melancholy or anger outbursts
- Withdrawing from other and avoiding social activity
- Negative thinking including the same response patterns to different situation in life
- Suicidal ideation or revenge fantasy thoughts
- Distraction through obsession in work or hobbies as avoidance of feelings
- Felt sense of shame and belief you are a failure
- Belief you are wrong or bad as a person
- Felt sense of heaviness and lethargy in muscles and limbs
- Clumsiness and loss of co-ordination and focus
- Tension in muscles
- Sleep Disorders
- Seasonal Adjustment Disorder (SAD)
- Cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods
- Decrease in exercise
- Decrease in sexual libido
- Weight gain
- Possible under-active thyroid gland
- Shallow breathing
- Dark rings under eyes
- low self esteem issues
How Psychotherapy And Depression Counselling Helps?
Our depression treatment in Perth works on both your body and mind. Clients who present with depression often experience loneliness or have regrets. An underlying childhood issue relating to parental abandonment can sometimes be present. Unfortunately early life abandonment, neglect and trauma can affect your life well into adulthood. These issues may be major contributors to why you feel depressed.
Our depression treatment in Perth creates a safe space for you to overcome the “Black Dog”. This allows you to break out of your “stuck” state and express what you may be suppressing within yourself. You may experience a breakthrough in therapy and start making choices that positively impact your quality of life.
We address the “mind” component with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT corrects any mental distortions related to your depression. We also use Talk Therapy to explore your history and all aspects of depression. This is not only beneficial, but can bring awareness to the core issues causing your depression.
Our Depression Treatment Success
Energetics Institute’s Depression Treatment in Perth can successfully break the cycle of depression. We find that depressed clients generally have breathing restrictions in their bodies. This causes a pooling of energy in the head contributing to the client’s tendency to “overthink” and why energy depletion in the lower half of the body is common.
Our Body Psychotherapy Depression Treatment in Perth often works via your muscular system. Focusing on this helps to generate vibration and sensation. This provides you with a sense of being more alive and energised, thereby alleviating and healing your depression.
Unresolved issues may have created unexpressed anger in your unconscious life. You may have turned your anger inwards which may have caused or contributed to your depression. It now tortures you and leaves you in an immobilised state. We promote grounded anger release work which is a fundamental to healing depression. Our depression treatment in Perth approach helps you express other emotions such as grief and sadness. Our Depression Treatment in Perth is an effective solution to enable you to live more in the present moment.
Sometimes a person’s well being can be very low when dealing with depression. If you’re unable to get off your bed or off the couch then we can facilitate online Depression Counselling. For more information on Skype/online Depression Counselling see our page here. This type of Depression Counselling can improve your mental health and self esteem so you feel motivated to book in for a regular appointment and move forward in your life.
Check out our Depression Support Groups
Check out our Natural Remedies for Depression
Beyond Blue – can take a depression test here if requited