Depression is a mental health condition that can manifest with a wide range of symptoms. It’s important to note that not everyone with depression will experience all of these symptoms and of course they vary person to person.
Here are some common symptoms of depresssion:
Lost of interest or pleasure: Losing interest activities and hobbies that were once enjoyable
Lack of interest in sex
Fatigue and Low Energy: Feeling constantly tired, even after a full night’s sleep.
Persistent Sadness: Feeling sad, down, or empty most of the day, nearly every day.
Social Withdrawal: Feeling you want to hide away from the world, stay in bed.
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt: Persistent feelings of shame, not being good enough, self-criticism.
Changes in Appetite or Weight: Loss of interest in food or comfort eating.
Difficulty concerntrating: Trouble focusing, making decisions remembering things.
Iritability and Restlessness: Feeling agigated, frustrated or on edge
Physical symptoms: unexplained aches, pains, headaches and stomach issues.
Suicidal Thoughts: Not wanting to be awake, or yourself, wanting to escape life
Hopelessness about the future and your current situation
Sense of numbness, apathy, not interested in anything, not feeling anything just feeling “meh” about life.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it’s important to get help.
Effective treatments I use to help people out of depression are Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems (Parts integration) as well as lifestyle changes and online support in between sessions.
If you are feeling several of the symptoms weekly , it is time to reach out and get support for yourself. You deserve it although you may not feel like you deserve to be happy and feel loved right now, you do.
Please note, that my depression treatment does not involve any psychiatric medicine, although medication for many can be beneficial.
If you believe you need to have medication, then it is best to also seek medical advice from a psychiatrist.
Whatever route you decide to go, please know that you are worthy of being here, worthy of help and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Email me or whats app me to get started.
Nicola has been a massive help. I had tried traditional counseling and it had seemed to be moving me further away from what I wanted. After listening to several of Nicola's podcasts I decided to reach out to her. The discovery call was enlightening and she described a process that was more focused on creating a better future vs reliving the pass. From there I went through her Breakthrough Program...All I can say is Wow! Her program and guidance has quickly changed my mindset which has in turn improved all my relationships and overall stress level. I highly recommend working with Nicola and can't thank her enough for her help and care.